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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.

Director:

Lance Mungia
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Cast

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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Storyline

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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Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

Official Sites:

Palm Pictures

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

18 September 1998 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Blade See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$2,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$36,896, 20 September 1998, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$124,494, 24 January 1999
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Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

The 'tiger claw' Soviet soldier towards the end of the film is Jeffrey Falcon's brother Noel. See more »

Goofs

The hole that Death's archers put in Buddy's guitar shows up earlier in the film as Buddy and the kid are rolling off of the motorcycle. See more »

Quotes

Russian General: I do not like rock-and-roll music. This is too loud! I like folk music, soft, nice music, huh? Polka, waltz, anything!
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Crazy Credits

One of the "Red Elivises", Zhenya Kolykhanov, is miscredited as Zhenga Kolykhanov See more »

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Spoofed in Glory to the Filmmaker! (2007) See more »

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Mad Max meets Yojimbo
13 February 2000 | by bobc-5See all my reviews

This film can best be described as a post-apocalyptic spaghetti western samurai fantasy. Our hero is a taciturn Buddy Holly look-alike traveling with samurai sword and six string guitar as he treks across scenic Death Valley on his way to America's last outpost of civilization, Lost Vegas, where he expects to be coronated as the new King, Elvis having died without naming a successor. Accompanying him is a stereotypical post-apocalyptic bleating child snatched right out of "Fistful of Dollars". Buddy slices and dices his way through an evil bowling team, the Russian army, would-be usurpers to the throne, and anyone else who gets in his way. The music is good and it's wonderfully filmed, so have some fun and enjoy the ride.


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