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Director:
Writers:
Vincent Gallo (story)
Vincent Gallo (screenplay) ...
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Release Date:
26 June 1998 (USA) See more »
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Tagline:
Billy Brown just got out of jail. Now he's going to serve some real time. He's going home.
Plot:
After being released from prison, Billy is set to visit his parents with his wife, who he does not actually have. This provokes Billy to act out, as he kidnaps a girl and forces her to act as his wife for the visit. Full summary » | Full synopsis »
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7 wins & 10 nominations See more »
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Gallo ditches conventionalism in Buffalo...let's be thankful! See more (322 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

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)

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 .... 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)
Ted Snavely .... colorist: dailies (uncredited)
Philip Stilman .... executive in charge of post-production (uncredited)
Sean Valla .... first assistant editor (uncredited)
 
Location Management
Tibi Scheflow .... location manager
 
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
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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Did You Know?

Trivia:
The character Scott Woods is a reference to Buffalo Bills place kicker Scott Norwood who missed the game winning field goal in Super Bowl XXV.See more »
Goofs:
Audio/visual unsynchronized: 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 »
Quotes:
Goon, aka Rocky:What, you think I'm retarded or something?
Billy Brown:Yeah Goon, sometimes I really think you are.
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Movie Connections:
References La Strada (1954)See more »
Soundtrack:
Lonely BoySee more »

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8 out of 9 people found the following review useful.
Gallo ditches conventionalism in Buffalo...let's be thankful!, 2 November 2008
Author: Joey Costanza (joeydean61869@aol.com) from Phoenix, Arizona

*** out of **** stars

The only sequence of Buffalo '66 that warmed my heart with thankful relief from almost two hours of wondering why the main character - Billy Brown (Vincent Gallo)- would make such unorthodox decisions against the obvious, right decisions, was during the last five minutes (approx.) of the film. What a pay off! What a tension breaking five minutes it was! I felt I could breathe easy after happily discovering that Billy is a man that can make loving, almost predictable and sane decisions after all, and all because of Layla (Christina Ricci), the new angel in his life, who he haphazardly "kidnapped" in a dance studio; who he finally realizes is his savior. We never find out much about Layla, if anything at all. Where does she come from and why is she the way she is? Why does she see a loving light in despicable Billy? Why doesn't she leave him, after so much verbal abuse and selfishness? I believe the reason she doesn't is because director, writer, composer and actor Gallo understands that in most scripts out of cliché Hollywood, she WOULD leave Billy. And then what kind of movie would we have? One that we've seen time and time again. The decisions that the characters make in Buffalo '66's entire time frame are the antithesis of conventionalism.

What makes Billy Brown tick is strenuously simple, but only after a fair amount of contemplation after spending time with him: his parents, played by Ben Gazzara and Anjelica Huston, have systematically not given their son an ounce of validation of pride or yes, love, for his entire life, spent in frigid Buffalo, New York. Billy has spent his whole life excessively fabricating his importance in hope to gain that validation, but never with any success. Whether biological parents can demonstrate such intense apathy and coldness toward their own flesh and blood, as seen in this movie, is up for debate. But if they were able to be so callously and blindly bold, the bitter and sad result of such a man as Billy seems plausible. Gallo's skillful acting ability in his role floors me, because we actually somehow care for Billy. And why should we? Because through his sin we envision humanness that, I believe, we can all relate to: the errors we make; the lack of self-worth we may feel; loneliness; rejection; and the pain that is inflicted upon us from those who are supposed to unconditionally love us the most. Ricci's astounding performance, which I believe carries the most improvisation of any character in the film, brilliantly sheds the most light on the movie's message, which is: when someone cares about you more than themselves, it can truly change you for the better, no matter how much emotional baggage you may have. If we all had a Layla in our lives, psychiatrists would go into extinction.

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