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Buffalo '66 (1998)

R  |   |  Comedy, Drama  |  26 June 1998 (USA)
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Billy is released after five years in prison. In the next moment, he kidnaps teenage student Layla and visits his parents with her, pretending she is his girlfriend and they will soon marry... See full summary »



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Billy is released after five years in prison. In the next moment, he kidnaps teenage student Layla and visits his parents with her, pretending she is his girlfriend and they will soon marry (and forcing her to say the same). Written by Anonymous

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Billy Brown just got out of jail. Now he's going to serve some real time. He's going home.


Comedy | Drama

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for language, strong violent images and scenes involving nudity | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

26 June 1998 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Buffalo '66, avagy a megbokrosodott teendők  »

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Box Office


$1,500,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$39,555 (USA) (26 June 1998)


$2,365,931 (USA) (23 October 1998)

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Ben Gazzara ad-libbed the part where he shoves his face between Christina Ricci's breasts at the dinner table. See more »


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scruffy little film crescendos into overwhelming power
14 January 2002 | by (west coast of AZ) – See all my reviews

buffalo 66 is a lot like its creator, vincent gallo: harsh, unkempt, dangerous looking,a sure bet to be a miserable loser. at first glance this film seems to have nothing going for it, but give it ten minutes and then see if you can turn away. a dissection of a loose circling collection of emotional misfits, Vincent Gallo's creation (he wrote, directed, starred in the thing and even wrote the original music for the film) of billy brown, his parents and Layla, the girl who comes to love him is an amazing thing. what at first sounds like annoyingly fake bravado soon reveals the tormented souls beneath. again and again the film confounds expectations morphing into one of the most moving and convincing portraits of love and redemption imaginable. a justly deserving winner of its numerous art film awards (especially those earned by former child actress christina ricci in a devastated angel performance)buffalo 66 earns all the risks it takes and reminds us that even the worst first impressions can sometimes be wrong

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