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Crossroads (1986)

Ralph Macchio is Lightning Boy. A kid who can make a slide guitar sing. Blind Dog is an old pro who knows it. Together, they're headed to a place where deals are made. And legends are born.

Director:

Walter Hill

Writer:

John Fusco
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Ralph Macchio ... Eugene Martone
Joe Seneca ... Willie Brown
Jami Gertz ... Frances
Joe Morton ... Scratch's Assistant
Robert Judd Robert Judd ... Scratch
Steve Vai ... Jack Butler
Dennis Lipscomb ... Lloyd
Harry Carey Jr. ... Bartender
John Hancock ... Sheriff Tilford
Allan Arbus ... Dr. Santis
Gretchen Palmer Gretchen Palmer ... Beautiful Girl / Dancer
Al Fann ... Pawnbroker
Wally Taylor Wally Taylor ... O.Z
Tim Russ ... Robert Johnson
Tom Donaldson Tom Donaldson ... John McGraw (as Tex Donaldson)
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Storyline

Eugene is an extraordinary talent in classic guitar, but he dreams of being a famous Blues guitarist. So he investigates to find a storied lost song. He asks the legendary Blues musician Willie Brown to help him, but Willie demands to free him from the old-people's prison first and to really learn the blues on the way to its origin: Mississippi Delta. Eugene doesn't know yet about Willie's deal with the devil, that he now wants to revoke. Written by Tom Zoerner <Tom.Zoerner@informatik.uni-erlangen.de>

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Where second best never gets a second chance. See more »


Certificate:

R | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

14 March 1986 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Encrucijada See more »

Filming Locations:

Murphy, Mississippi, USA See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$2,071,680, 16 March 1986, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$5,839,031
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Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Black and White (partial)| Color | Black and White (partial)| Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

John Fusco's screenplay won first place in the national FOCUS Awards (Films of College and University Students) and sold to Columbia Pictures while he was still a student. See more »

Goofs

When Willie and Eugene first hitch a ride with Frances, they get into a big rusty 4-door sedan. Later when they are in Mississippi and get a ride from the boarding house, they are picked up in the same car. See more »

Quotes

Scratch's Assistant: I'll see you in hell, Willie Brown.
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Soundtracks

Hush (Somebody's Calling My Name)
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Written by Traditional
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I gotta have it
26 July 2003 | by nixx_uk-1See all my reviews

You might like to know that Steve Vai has an album that features the Fried Chicken, Butler's Bag & the cuttingheads duel. It's called "The Elusive Light and Sound Vol 1" n its worth it just for these tracks. It might ease the pain til those in control get around to bringing out the DVD (hint)


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