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Jeffrey Falcon (writer)
Lance Mungia (writer)
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Release Date:
18 September 1998 (USA) See more »
Vegas Needs A New King See more »
In the post-apocalyptic world of 1960s Nevada, a rock 'n' roll samurai takes a young boy under his protection. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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Two-fisted, end of the world, rock'n'roll high camp See more (102 total) »


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Jeffrey Falcon ... Buddy

Justin McGuire ... The Kid
Kim De Angelo ... Mother
Stephane Gauger ... Death
Clifford Hugo ... Psycho
Oleg Bernov ... Red Elvis
Igor Yuzov ... Red Elvis
Zhenya Kolykhanov ... Red Elvis
George L. Casillas ... Mariachi / Campfire Cast: Archer (#64)
Avi Sills ... Red Elvis
Monti Ellison ... Head Pin Pal
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)

Lex Lang ... Death (voice)
Dan Barton ... Ward Cleaver
Paula Tillapaugh ... Owner's Wife

Lora Witty ... Harriet Cleaver

Rheagan Wallace ... Peggy Cleaver
Nathaniel Bresler ... Rusty Cleaver
Donny Vox ... Guitar Solo Tophat / Grungy / Space Suiter / Underground Dweller (#45)
Liu Boa ... Sword Fight Tophat
Gabrille Pimenter ... Little Man
James Frisa ... Bartender
Rebecca Morse ... Cheerleader
Pedro Pano ... Young Warrior
John Sarkisian ... Russian General
Pasha ... Cowboy / Campfire Cast: Other Actor (#80)
Taka Yamada ... Samurai / Campfire Cast: Other Actor (#78)
Francis Hanna ... Old Woman
Kelly Johnson ... Arrival Nethead
Nicole Durst ... Smiling Girl
Sylvie Smith ... Sock Hopper
Jennifer Orme Erwin ... Sock Hopper (as Jennifer Orme)
Noel Falcon ... Nethead Hit at Bat / Grungy / Space Suiter / Underground Dweller (#44) / Archer (#58) / Campfire Cast: Archer (#71)
Edward Reilly ... Taxi Driver
Euan MacDonald ... Russian Lieutenant
Henrik Henrickson ... Russian Lieutenant
William Henry McQuire ... Indian (as William Henry 'Chief' McQuire)
Bob Roath ... Grungy / Space Suiter / Underground Dweller
Kenneth Heilfron ... Grungy / Space Suiter / Underground Dweller
Collin Olympius ... Grungy / Space Suiter / Underground Dweller / Archer (#56)
Ngoc Lam ... Grungy / Space Suiter / Underground Dweller / Archer (#55)
Linda McQuire ... Grungy / Space Suiter / Underground Dweller
David Gold ... Grungy / Space Suiter / Underground Dweller
Dave O'Dell ... Grungy / Space Suiter / Underground Dweller
Steve Pattenson ... Grungy / Space Suiter / Underground Dweller
Jason Dunn ... Grungy / Space Suiter / Underground Dweller / Archer (#59)

Mark J. Ferreri ... Grungy / Space Suiter / Underground Dweller
Alfredo Bonnilla ... Grungy / Space Suiter / Underground Dweller
Alex Torres ... Grungy / Space Suiter / Underground Dweller
Gabriel Falcon ... Grungy / Space Suiter / Underground Dweller
Cooper Donaldson ... Archer
David Shipp ... Campfire Cast: Tophat / Death
Matt Miller ... Campfire Cast: Tophat / Death
David Riddick ... Campfire Cast: Tophat / Death

Mike Lai ... Campfire Cast: Archer
Nick Farrell ... Campfire Cast: Archer

Lance Mungia ... Campfire Cast: Archer
Jordan Jannone ... Campfire Cast: Archer
Jackie Hugo ... Campfire Cast: Little Girl
Shawn Nicolson ... Campfire Cast: Boy
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Tracy Morse ... Archer #2

Directed by
Lance Mungia 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Jeffrey Falcon  writer
Lance Mungia  writer

Produced by
Michael Burns .... executive producer
Leanna Creel .... producer
Jennifer Orme Erwin .... associate producer (as Jennifer Orme)
Jeffrey Falcon .... co-producer
Lance Mungia .... co-producer
Bob Roath .... line producer
Original Music by
The Red Elvises 
Brian Tyler 
Cinematography by
Kristian Bernier 
Film Editing by
James Frisa 
Casting by
Ross Lacy 
Production Design by
Jeffrey Falcon 
Art Direction by
Scooter Chamness 
Casey Lurie 
Costume Design by
Jeffrey Falcon 
Makeup Department
Ana De La Vega .... assistant makeup artist
Kentaro Yano .... key makeup artist
Production Management
Kim De Angelo .... unit production manager: campfire crew
Albert DeQuay .... unit production manager
James A. Holt .... post-production supervisor (as James Holt)
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Kathleen Butler .... second second assistant director
Clint Canada .... first assistant director (as Clinton Canada)
George L. Casillas .... first assistant director: campfire crew
Jacqueline Harris .... second assistant director
Jacqui Harris .... second assistant director
David Riddick .... first assistant director
Paula Tillapaugh .... second assistant director: campfire crew
Art Department
Coleen Murakami .... assistant property master
Mike Steelman .... construction coordinator
Gary Damian Thomas .... storyboard artist (as Gary Thomas)
Sound Department
Robert Backus .... sound mixer
Denise Brady .... adr editor
Denise Brady .... dialogue editor
Zane D. Bruce .... foley artist (as Zane Bruce)
Jerry Gelb .... adr supervisor
David Gertz .... adr mixer
Jordan Jannone .... sound mixer: campfire crew
Darrin Mann .... temp mix re-recording mixer (as Darren Mann)
Mark Meyuhas .... sound re-recording mixer
Michael Miller .... adr recordist
Matty Mitchel .... temp mix re-recording mixer
Joseph T. Sabella .... foley artist (as Joe Sabella)
Jackson Schwartz .... foley mixer
Loren Silber .... sound re-recording mixer
Raymond E. Spiess III .... adr editor
Raymond E. Spiess III .... dialogue editor
Ray Spiess .... supervising sound editor
Tony Spiess .... post-sound assistant
Jeffrey R. Whitcher .... sound effects editor (as Jeff Whitcher)
Ciera Wilson .... assistant adr editor
Visual Effects by
Ozzie Carmona .... digital artist
Brian Corpus .... color artist
Greg Dunn .... miniatures
Jason Dunn .... visual effects
Jean-Pierre Roy .... miniatures
Gary Stalcup .... color timer
Jeffrey Falcon .... action director
Jeffrey Falcon .... stunts
Noel Falcon .... stunts
Ngoc Lam .... stunts
Collin Olympius .... stunts
Camera and Electrical Department
Elizabeth Algieri .... second assistant camera
Craig Bodo .... second assistant camera
Cooper Donaldson .... gaffer
Stephane Gauger .... key grip
Larry Gus .... still photographer
Shamus Halkowich .... second assistant camera: campfire crew
Kenneth Heilfron .... still photographer
Brian Hoodenpyle .... director of photography: aerial unit
Eric C. Kay .... first assistant camera: second unit
Joseph Keller .... second assistant camera: campfire crew
Yen P. Nguyen .... first assistant camera: campfire crew (as Yen Nguyen)
Nadia Pandolfo .... first assistant camera: campfire crew
Dominic Pereira .... best boy electric
David Ravins .... best boy grip
David Riddick .... first assistant camera: campfire crew
Keith A. Scales .... first assistant camera: second unit
Paul Szopa .... first assistant camera
Luke Valerio .... still photographer: campfire crew
Laurie White .... Steadicam operator
Laurie White .... Steadicam operator: campfire crew
Dan Zaitz .... still photographer
David E. Gold .... assistant director of photography (uncredited)
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Gayanne De Quay .... wardrobe assistant
Chantal Eisherif .... costume supervisor: campfire crew
Noel Falcon .... costume supervisor: campfire crew
Storm Hale .... wardrobe assistant
Raul Retana .... wardrobe assistant
Esther Schreiber .... costume supervisor
Victor M. Vargas .... costume supervisor
Editorial Department
Tony Berns .... post-production assistant
Nancy Bettcher Hurley .... assistant editor (as Nancy Hurley)
Jennifer Krouse .... first assistant editor
Chuck Winston .... color timer
Music Department
Gary Krause .... music editor
Other crew
Max Burnett .... production coordinator (as J. Max Burnett)
Jennifer Orme Erwin .... assistant to producer (as Jennifer Orme)
Jeffrey Falcon .... action director
Burcu Harbert .... set production assistant
Jacqueline Harris .... production coordinator
Kenneth Heilfron .... production accountant
Betty Hugo .... production manager: campfire crew
Jackie Hugo .... production assistant
Cassandra Leonard .... post-production accountant
Leone Marucci .... production assistant
Patrick Miller .... script supervisor
David Shipp .... production assistant: campfire crew
Linda Stanley .... studio teacher
Paula Tillapaugh .... script supervisor: campfire crew

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Rated PG-13 for martial arts and swordfight violence
91 min
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Did You Know?

"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 »
Continuity: When buddy fights the goons while the kid is placed in the trunk of the car, the natural light changes between shots.See more »
Death:You have failed me for the last... nice shoes!See more »
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11 out of 11 people found the following review useful.
Two-fisted, end of the world, rock'n'roll high camp, 14 November 1999
Author: Baroque

Yes, this film does have it's faults. Most low budget films do. But the overall theme of this work is a multi-layered spoof of many genres. The Hong Kong fantasy samurai film, end-of-the-world pictures, rock and roll musicals, and the obsession with Las Vegas.

I had the fortune to see this film at a multiplex in Las Vegas, and was not disappointed. Buddy is a bad-ass rock'n'roller with a katana hidden in his guitar with his sights set on being the next king of Las Vegas. "The Kid" is annoying and has a ear-splitting shriek (Why wouldn't he? No playmates, no cartoons, just empty land and not a Gymboree or video arcade in sight!), and the various bad guys (loved the evil bald bowlers) come in just about every shape and size.

Elements of "Wizard of Oz", "El Topo", "Mad Max", Sam Peckenpah, and God knows how many Kung Fu/Samurai films are in this, seasoned with a handful of self-conscious humor.

Living in the Las Vegas area, I'm familiar with most of the scenes featured (The bombed out gas station is the ghost town of Rhyolite, Nevada), so it was a kick seeing some of those places in a film.

It isn't for everyone, and some will dislike it, mostly for it's campiness, but this is a film that doesn't take itself too seriously...and neither should you.

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