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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Cast overview, first billed only:
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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

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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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$1,500,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

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


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

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Original cinematographer Dick Pope was fired during preproduction for opposing Gallo's decision to shoot on reversal film. Gallo intended to act as cinematographer himself but the bond company insuring the film would not allow it. Gallo then hired Lance Acord, who was at the time a non-union cinematographer who had never shot a feature. See more »


The positions of the photo album and wine bottle on the dining room table at Billy's parents' house change between shots. See more »


Billy Brown: We are a couple that doesn't touch.
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Written by Jon Anderson, Chris Squire and Clive Bayley
Performed by Yes
Published by WB Music Corp. (ASCAP) O/B/O Topographic Music, Ltd.
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19 November 2004 | by (Broken Bow, Oklahoma) – See all my reviews

Never even heard of Gallo: just happened onto this film on IFC one night and totally loved it. The acting was superb, the story even more so; and that camera work! Gallo's character, Billy Brown, was a picture of hate and resentment due to his unfeeling, unloving parents who made it clear from day one that he wasn't wanted, much less loved. This pushing away by these heartless, empty people turned young Billy into a introvert who was only able to find love within the confines of his own dreamy mind. Of course, this was insufficient which drove Billy to acting out in some bizarre and dangerous ways. Finally, when love does come it terrifies him and causes him to push away this affection continuing the cycle started by his parents. At times I found myself rocking with laughter at the antics of these hurting and emotionally scarred folks, but the tale was anything but comical. I wish there were more pictures coming out as interesting and dramatic as this.

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