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Director:
Writers:
Vincent Gallo (story)
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Release Date:
26 June 1998 (USA) See more »
Genre:
Tagline:
Billy Brown just got out of jail. Now he's going to serve some real time. He's going home.
Plot:
Billy is released after five years in prison. In the next moment, he kidnaps teenage student Layla and visits his parents with her... See more » | Full synopsis »
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Awards:
7 wins & 10 nominations See more »
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Review: Touching and Brilliant See more (312 total) »

Cast

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Vincent Gallo ... Billy Brown

Christina Ricci ... Layla

Ben Gazzara ... Jimmy Brown

Mickey Rourke ... The Bookie

Rosanna Arquette ... Wendy Balsam

Jan-Michael Vincent ... Sonny

Anjelica Huston ... Jan Brown

Kevin Pollak ... TV Sportscaster

Alex Karras ... TV Sportscaster
John Sansone ... Little Billy
Manny Fried ... The Donut Clerk
John Rummel ... Don Shanks
Bob Wahl ... Scott Woods
Penny Wolfgang ... The Judge
Anthony Mydcarz ... The Motel Clerk
Michael Maciejewski ... The Guy in the Bathroom
Jack Claxton ... The Denny's Host
Dominic Telesco ... The Prison Guard
Carl Marchi ... The Cafe Owner
Kim Krah ... The Denny's Waitress
Julius Digennaro ... The Info Booth Clerk
Terry Braunstein ... The Tap Teacher

Jack Hunter ... The Gas Station Clerk
Norma Gelose ... The Bus Station Woman
Jamie King ... Tap Dance Kid
Janel King ... Tap Dance Kid
Ghennifer Dennis ... A Beautiful Scott Woods Sexxotic Dancer
Erin Markle ... A Beautiful Scott Woods Sexxotic Dancer
Valeria Hildebrandt ... A Beautiful Scott Woods Sexxotic Dancer
Michelle McCluskey ... A Beautiful Scott Woods Sexxotic Dancer
Terese Lenandowski ... A Beautiful Scott Woods Sexxotic Dancer
Kim Bradway ... A Beautiful Scott Woods Sexxotic Dancer
Dana Thompson ... A Beautiful Scott Woods Sexxotic Dancer
Karen Sitter ... A Beautiful Scott Woods Sexxotic Dancer
Michelle Koninick ... A Beautiful Scott Woods Sexxotic Dancer
Amy Jakabowski ... A Beautiful Scott Woods Sexxotic Dancer
Tara Thompson ... A Beautiful Scott Woods Sexxotic Dancer
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Kevin Corrigan ... Rocky the Goon (uncredited)
Joey Giambra ... Man in Donut Shop (uncredited)
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Directed by
Vincent Gallo 
 
Writing credits
Vincent Gallo (story)

Vincent Gallo (screenplay) &
Alison Bagnall (screenplay)

Produced by
Deborah Brock .... co-producer
Lauren Buckley .... associate producer
John Dunning .... executive producer
Janet Gallo .... associate producer
Gerry Gershman .... co-producer
Jordan Gertner .... co-producer
Chris Hanley .... producer
André Link .... executive producer (as Andre Link)
Michael Paseornek .... executive producer
Timothy Wayne Peternel .... associate producer (as Timothy Peternel)
Jeff Sackman .... executive producer
Gretchen McGowan .... line producer (uncredited)
 
Original Music by
Vincent Gallo 
 
Cinematography by
Lance Acord (director of photography)
 
Film Editing by
Curtiss Clayton 
 
Production Design by
Gideon Ponte 
 
Art Direction by
James Chinlund 
 
Set Decoration by
Jeanne Develle 
 
Costume Design by
Alexis Scott 
 
Makeup Department
Lynn Campbell .... makeup artist: Anjelica Huston
Amy Kennedy .... hair colorist
Michael Kriston .... hair stylist: Anjelica Huston
Amy Peters .... hair assistant
Gucci Westman .... key hair stylist
Gucci Westman .... key makeup artist
 
Production Management
Avram 'Butch' Kaplan .... unit production manager (as Avram Kaplan)
Stephen Eckelberry .... post-production supervisor (uncredited)
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Michelangelo Csaba Bolla .... first assistant director (as Michaelangelo Bolla)
Jennifer Gerould .... second assistant director (as Jenefer Gerould)
Adam Greenhaus .... second second assistant director
 
Art Department
Jill Nicholls .... assistant set decorator
Tim Oravetz .... propman
Matt Crocker .... art department coordinator (uncredited)
Brick Mason .... storyboard artist (uncredited)
 
Sound Department
Rick Ash .... sound re-recording mixer
Thom Brennan .... foley editor
Allen Hartz .... dialogue editor
Brian Miksis .... production sound mixer
Michael Primmer .... boom operator
James Wright .... sound consultant: Dolby (as Jim Wright)
Andrew Bock .... assistant sound editor (uncredited)
Hamilton Sterling .... supervising sound editor (uncredited)
 
Special Effects by
Paul Murphy .... special effects
 
Visual Effects by
Alastor Arnold .... digital intermediate remastering colorist (uncredited)
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Dave Anderson .... best boy electric
Mia Barker .... camera loader
John Clemens .... first assistant camera
Frank Coppola .... grip
Joseph Messier .... best boy grip
Symon Mink .... video playback operator (as Kenneth Mink)
Malcolm Murray .... third electrician
Gino Nix .... key grip
Toshiaki Ozawa .... gaffer
Lance Rieck .... second assistant camera (as Lance 'Steel' Rieck)
 
Casting Department
Laura Corrin .... extras casting assistant
Chris Santucci .... extras casting (uncredited)
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Rachel Kregal .... set costumer
Beatrix Aruna Pasztor .... costume consultant (as Beatrix Pasztor)
 
Editorial Department
Hilary Schroeder .... assistant editor (as Hillary Schroeder)
Philip Stilman .... executive in charge of post-production (uncredited)
Sean Valla .... first assistant editor (uncredited)
 
Music Department
Vincent Gallo .... musician
Gerry Gershman .... music clearance associate
Brian Marshall .... music clearance associate
Evan Pinchuk .... music clearance associate
 
Transportation Department
Henry S. Avelin .... teamster coordinator (as Henry Avelin)
Sue Dempsey .... teamster driver local
 
Other crew
Catherine Gore .... script supervisor
Suzanne Katz .... production coordinator
Sophia Lin .... production secretary
Emily Orr .... assistant production coordinator
Robert Pfeffer .... accountant
Robert Scarafia .... production assistant
Tibi Scheflow .... location manager
Carrie Walkup .... production executive: CFP
Michael Barnes .... financial legal services (uncredited)
Christopher Foley .... production assistant (uncredited)
Linda Tiburzi .... assistant accountant (uncredited)
 
Thanks
John Allen .... additional thanks
Jon Anderson .... thanks
Linda Benjamin .... additional thanks
Mike Biondo .... additional thanks
Lauren Buckley .... thanks
Vicky Campagna .... additional thanks
Josephine Colangelo .... dedicatee: in loving memory
JoAnne Colonna .... thanks
Sarah Diamond .... additional thanks
Maureen Duffy .... thanks
Anthony Fantuzzo .... dedicatee: in loving memory
Robert Fripp .... additional thanks (as King Crimson)
Cory Gallagher .... additional thanks
Jack Gilardi .... additional thanks
Greg Grunberg .... additional thanks
Monte Hellman .... thanks
Malcolm Hill .... thanks (as Dr. Malcolm Hill)
Tony Howard .... additional thanks
Jennifer Jesperson .... additional thanks
Deborah Klein .... thanks
Gleb Klioner .... special thanks
Bob Knight .... additional thanks
Bernie Kugle .... additional thanks
Brian Lambert .... additional thanks
Linda Livingston .... additional thanks
Anthony Masiello .... additional thanks (as Mayor Anthony Masiello)
Kevin J. Messick .... additional thanks (as Kevin Messick)
Marie Morreale .... dedicatee: in loving memory
Gina Ribisi .... thanks
Betty Rogers .... additional thanks
Carol Rubinoff .... additional thanks
Devin Sarno .... additional thanks
Greg Sauter .... additional thanks
Gerard Talbot .... additional thanks
Pat Woods .... additional thanks
Daphne Zuniga .... additional thanks
 
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MPAA:
Rated R for language, strong violent images and scenes involving nudity
Runtime:
110 min
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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 »
Goofs:
Continuity: After Billy grabs the bread off the table, it is back on the serving plate in a different shot.See more »
Quotes:
Billy Brown:Want to know the truth? I could have had any girl l wanted in school. Any girl l wanted. You know why l didn't have a girlfriend? Huh? Because there was nobody that l liked. Nobody that l liked. That's the truth. I could have had anybody. There was nobody that l liked, because girls stink. They stink. They're evil. And they're all bad, all of them. They're backstabbers like you.See more »
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111 out of 128 people found the following review useful.
Review: Touching and Brilliant, 22 January 1999
Author: James Chong (james.chong@xylan.com) from Los Angeles

Vincent Gallo's directorial debut is a powerhouse of fine acting, writing, and direction, not to mention a showcase for some truly jaw-dropping cinematography. Buffalo 66 is one of the finest independent films that I have ever seen, and perhaps the most fascinating character study I have yet to see on film.

Christina Ricci provides one of the year's best performances as Layla, the odd but tenderhearted tap dancer who provides Gallo's Billy Brown with the only true love he has ever received. Ricci's performance is brilliantly understated, and she relays just as much heartfelt meaning in one glance of her beautiful, dark eyes as Gallo does in his barrage of rapid-fire monologues.

There are also fine supporting performances from Ben Gazzara and Angjelica Huston, as Billy's utterly dysfunctional parents, Mickey Rourke, as a sleezy bookie, Jan-Michael Vincent, as Billy's touchingly loyal friend and owner of a bowling alley, and Kevin Corrigan, as Billy's slow but well-meaning best friend.

Buffalo 66 is an incredibly moving and beautiful film. It provides some of the starkest movie images of blue-collar society to come along since the '70s. The on-location Buffalo, New York sites are haunting in their bleakness, and the filtered photography emphasizes this all the more.

On top of all of this, Gallo provides a mesmerizing performance as Billy Brown-a man who has spent so much of his life pining for love and tenderness that he doesn't know how to deal with it once it is staring him in the face.

Simply put, Buffalo 66 is a staggering achievement. Vincent Gallo is a fiercely talented filmmaker and a force to be reckoned with in the future.

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