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Six-String Samurai (1998)

In the post-apocalyptic world of 1960s Nevada, a rock 'n' roll samurai takes a young boy under his protection.

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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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Budget:

$2,000,000 (estimated)

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$36,896 (USA) (18 September 1998)

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$124,494 (USA) (22 January 1999)
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"Six-String Samurai" had been intended to be the first installment of a trilogy which had been discussed, but not yet realized, just like the predicted launching of the career of the film's star Jimmy Falcon. See more »

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When the Ritchie Valens character charges Buddy his shoes fall off very obviously, but they are suddenly back on his feet in the very next shot. See more »

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Buddy: If you scratch my guitar, I'll kill you.
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Voice-over at end of credits: "That's a wrap, baby!" See more »

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Mad Max meets Yojimbo
13 February 2000 | by (Silver Spring, MD) – See all my reviews

This film can best be described as a post-apocalyptic spaghetti western samurai fantasy. Our hero is a taciturn Buddy Holly look-alike traveling with samurai sword and six string guitar as he treks across scenic Death Valley on his way to America's last outpost of civilization, Lost Vegas, where he expects to be coronated as the new King, Elvis having died without naming a successor. Accompanying him is a stereotypical post-apocalyptic bleating child snatched right out of "Fistful of Dollars". Buddy slices and dices his way through an evil bowling team, the Russian army, would-be usurpers to the throne, and anyone else who gets in his way. The music is good and it's wonderfully filmed, so have some fun and enjoy the ride.


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