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Six-String Samurai (1998)

In the post-apocalyptic world of 1960s Nevada, a rock 'n' roll samurai on his way to Lost Vegas takes a young orphan boy under his protection as Death and his metalhead Horsemen chase after them.

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Lance Mungia
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Jeffrey Falcon ... Buddy
Justin McGuire ... The Kid
Kim De Angelo Kim De Angelo ... Mother
Stephane Gauger Stephane Gauger ... Death
Clifford Hugo Clifford Hugo ... Psycho
Oleg Bernov Oleg Bernov ... Red Elvis
Igor Yuzov Igor Yuzov ... Red Elvis
Zhenya Kolykhanov Zhenya Kolykhanov ... Red Elvis
George L. Casillas George L. Casillas ... Mariachi / Campfire Cast: Archer (#64)
Avi Sills Avi Sills ... Red Elvis
Monti Ellison Monti Ellison ... Head Pin Pal
Kareem Kareem ... Bowler #2 / Campfire Cast: Other Actor (#76)
Richard McGuire Richard McGuire ... Cantina owner
Paul Szopa Paul Szopa ... Bowler #3 / Campfire Cast: Other Actor (#77)
Jefferson Wagner Jefferson Wagner ... Car Guy (as Zuma Jay)
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A mysterious and powerful hero of the classic kind, Buddy is as skilled with his guitar as he is with his samurai sword. Thrown together with a kid whom he saves in a spectacular battle, the two of them must now escape their enemies and reach "Lost Vegas," the rock 'n' roll capital of this future world. Written by <Rama@manga.com>

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Rated PG-13 for martial arts and swordfight violence | See all certifications »
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Trivia

Jeffrey Falcon did all of his own stunts free of wires and special effects. See more »

Goofs

When Buddy is walking toward the archers toward the end of the film we see the kid running behind him trying to bring his sword to him. However, you can clearly see Buddy's sword still attached to his guitar. See more »

Quotes

Ward Cleaver: [as Buddy arrives at Ward Cleaver's property] How they hell are ya', boy? Hey, you finished payin' off that new Plymouth of yours? I tell ya', I sure hope to HELL you didn't go to one of those boys on the lot. They see you comin' a mile away, ready to EAT you alive! Those Plymouth dealers will tell ya' they're cuttin' you a break, when all they're doin' is just fattenin' ya' up for the slaughter.
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One of the "Red Elivises", Zhenya Kolykhanov, is miscredited as Zhenga Kolykhanov See more »

Connections

Spoofs The Adventures of Baron Munchausen (1988) See more »

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'Six-String Samurai' is the kind of movie that is more fun to describe to someone else than to actually sit through yourself.
23 May 2004 | by InfofreakSee all my reviews

I love strange and unique movies that create a bizarre world and invite you in to visit. Movies like 'Faster, Pussycat! Kill! Kill!', 'El Topo', 'Eraserhead' and 'Repo Man' for example. As profoundly odd as those movies are, they feel natural to me, not contrived attempts at making a "cult movie" ala Troma. I don't like Troma's output much and can think of very few of those kind of self consciously quirky movies that I actually like ('The Adventures Of Buckaroo Banzai' is one, 'Killer Klowns From Outer Space' is another). 'Six-String Samurai' for me is closer to the contrived Troma approach than the naturally strange Russ Meyer/Coen brothers one. It's the kind of movie that is more fun to describe to someone else than to actually sit through yourself. Now it isn't a complete failure, far from it. I did enjoy parts of it a lot, but it kinda dragged on, and for me just didn't live up to its potential. The initial premise was good, but the script needed a lot more work. As it stands it would have made a neat 50-60 minute short. Jeffrey Falcon plays Buddy, a guitar slingin' samurai who is on a journey to Lost Vegas to become the new King of rock'n'roll. In this America you see, the Russians took over after they dropped the Bomb in the 50s. Buddy encounters lots of oddballs along the way, reluctantly looks after The Kid (Justin McGuire) , and ends up having a showdown with Death (Stephane Gauger). 'Six-String Samurai' deliberately echoes 'El Mariachi', 'Mad Max 2' and the Lone Wolf and Cub series, but never reaches the heights of its inspirations. I always like to encourage low budget film makers trying to push the envelope. 'Six-String Samurai' doesn't quite do it for me, but I hope Lance Mungia and Jeffrey Falcon continue to make movies. Who knows, guys, maybe next time?


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Official Sites:

Palm Pictures

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

18 September 1998 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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Box Office

Budget:

$2,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$36,896, 20 September 1998

Gross USA:

$146,125

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$146,125
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Dolby

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1.85 : 1
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