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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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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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$2,000,000 (estimated)

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$36,896 (USA) (20 September 1998)

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$124,494 (USA) (24 January 1999)
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Filmed only on weekends, since Justin McGuire still had to go to school during production. See more »

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The guitar being used by Buddy throughout the film is referred to as a "1957 Six String Hollowbody". The guitar is actually a 1965-1966 Martin GT Series Hollowbody guitar. See more »

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Buddy: What are you lookin' at? You look up at the sky, you look down on the ground, but you don't look at me, kid. Got it?
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Post apocalyptic kung-fu rock-n-roll showdown!
11 February 2004 | by (Hurst, TX) – 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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