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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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Vegas Needs A New King See more »


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 squashed "de-anamorphic" effect on the opening title sequence is an homage to years of VHS fullscreen movies that had their widescreen titles similarly squashed. Many projectionists have mistakenly swapped out their lenses in the middle of this sequence. Ironically, the video version of the movie is letterboxed (although the cable broadcast version was not). See more »

Goofs

When the Ritchie Valens character charges Buddy his shoes fall off very obviously, but they are suddenly back on his feet in the very next shot. See more »

Quotes

Buddy: Who are you?
Death: Death,
Buddy: Cool!
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Crazy Credits

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

Connections

Spoofs The Wizard of Oz (1939) See more »

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...if you like rock-a-billie and love a campy adventure in which the theme is set around who will be the next king after Elvis, you'll love this bizarre piece of comic book fiction brought to life.
12 February 2002 | by spazetteSee all my reviews

...if you like rock-a-billie and love a campy adventure in a post-apocalyptic world were Elvis, the KING, has just died and there's a guitar-strumming race across the desert to Las Vegas to see who will be the next King crowned - you'll love this bizarre piece of comic book fiction brought to life. Our hero & his sidekick are chased across the desert by Death(a cross between Tom Petty & Slash) and his archer henchmen. Our Hero slashes his way through one unbelievable fight scene after another. Falcon is truly amazing. The fight choreography alone is reason enough to watch this peculiar piece of cinema. The climax is a duel between our Hero(Rock-n-Roll) and Death(Heavy Metal). Who becomes the King? Watch it & love it.


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