Buffalo '66 (1998)

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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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John Sansone ...
Little Billy
Manny Fried ...
The Donut Clerk
John Rummel ...
Don Shanks
Bob Wahl ...
Scott Woods
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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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Did You Know?


The house where Billy Brown's parents live in the film is the very same house where Vincent Gallo lived with his parents growing up. See more »


When Layla does her tap dance in the bowling alley, several of the tap hits on the soundtrack do not match her foot movements at all. See more »


Billy Brown: I've had to go to the bathroom for hours. I've been backed up, totally backed up.
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Referenced in Capital (Todo el mundo va a Buenos Aires) (2007) See more »


A Somewhere Place
Written & Performed by Vincent Gallo
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BUFFALO' 66 is Great.
11 July 2007 | by (USA) – See all my reviews

Considering that Vincent Gallo made a film that i pretty much hated, THE BROWN BUNNY, It's reassuring that he still has made this great film. I really had a ball watching this one. From the opening sequence of him leaving jail to the heartwarming, yet chilling ending scene, this is a film with lots of great moments. A man has just gotten out of jail and is to visit his parents, but first he needs a girlfriend and decides to kidnap a ballet dancer and force her to role play as his girlfriend. But when she starts to get too into the idea, the man shows his limits in a series of comic events ranging from darkly funny, to very inspired. And yet in between these events are moments of extremely depressing and moody sort of moments that elevate the film into a truly original masterpiece. A little bit brutal, a little bit surreal, and very depressing, the film manages to strike a perfect balance of comedy and drama and incorporate them into a truly original independent classic. It's definitely not for everyone, as a lot of the films i comment on are, but the audience that it is made for will fall in love with BUFFALO' 66.

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