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Six-String Samurai (1998)

In the post-apocalyptic world of 1960s Nevada, a rock 'n' roll samurai on his way to Lost Vegas takes a young orphan boy under his protection as Death and his metalhead Horsemen chase after them.

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Kim De Angelo ...
Mother
Stephane Gauger ...
Clifford Hugo ...
Oleg Bernov ...
Igor Yuzov ...
Zhenya Kolykhanov ...
George L. Casillas ...
Avi Sills ...
Monti Ellison ...
Kareem ...
Bowler #2 / Campfire Cast: Other Actor (#76)
Richard McGuire ...
Cantina owner
Paul Szopa ...
Bowler #3 / Campfire Cast: Other Actor (#77)
Jefferson Wagner ...
Car Guy (as Zuma Jay)
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Storyline

A mysterious and powerful hero of the classic kind, Buddy is as skilled with his guitar as he is with his samurai sword. Thrown together with a kid whom he saves in a spectacular battle, the two of them must now escape their enemies and reach "Lost Vegas," the rock 'n' roll capital of this future world. Written by <Rama@manga.com>

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Rated PG-13 for martial arts and swordfight violence | See all certifications »
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18 September 1998 (USA)  »

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Box Office

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$2,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$36,896, 20 September 1998, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$124,494, 24 January 1999
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The squashed "de-anamorphic" effect on the opening title sequence is an homage to years of VHS fullscreen movies that had their widescreen titles similarly squashed. Many projectionists have mistakenly swapped out their lenses in the middle of this sequence. Ironically, the video version of the movie is letterboxed (although the cable broadcast version was not). See more »

Goofs

When buddy fights the goons while the kid is placed in the trunk of the car, the natural light changes between shots. See more »

Quotes

The Kid: A '56 Chevy Belair could kick a '48 Buick Roadmaster's ass any day, at least in a first quarter mile that is.
Buddy: [Looks at the Kid, then at the ground, then back at the Kid] You come all this way out saying squat and now you're trying to tell me that a '56 Chevy could beat a '48 Buick in a dead quarter mile?
[Looks at the ground again, the back at the Kid]
Buddy: I liked you better when you weren't saying squat kid... Go to bed.
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Crazy Credits

Voice-over at end of credits: "That's a wrap, baby!" See more »

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References Lone Wolf and Cub: Baby Cart to Hades (1972) See more »

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Post apocalyptic kung-fu rock-n-roll showdown!
11 February 2004 | by See all my reviews

A personal favorite, Six String Samurai is an independent film melding and twisting so many genres that I'm convinced this film is truly one of a kind. We'll never see its like again and that, quite frankly, is a shame. Jeffrey Falcon comes across as the epitome of cool as the katana wielding wannabe king of rock n' roll. His quest to Vegas brings him in contrast with a variety of oddballs left confused in the atomic dust of the apocalyptic United States. From the Pin Pals and the cannibalistic Leave It To Beaver family to the remnants of the Soviet Army; Buddy meets all types.

Six String Samurai should appease anyone with an interest in Road Warrior styled apocalypse films. At most times the film tongue in cheek and filled with humor. Still the action scenes show Jeffrey Falcon knows his way around martial arts and how to swing a katana. Take the tour across the rock n' roll wasteland and give SSS a view.


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