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Buffalo '66 (1998)

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After being released from prison, Billy is set to visit his parents with his wife, whom 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.

Director:

Vincent Gallo

Writers:

Vincent Gallo (original story), Vincent Gallo (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
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 John Sansone ... Little Billy
Manny Fried Manny Fried ... The Donut Clerk
John Rummel John Rummel ... Don Shanks
Bob Wahl Bob Wahl ... Scott Woods
Penny Wolfgang Penny Wolfgang ... The Judge
Anthony Mydcarz Anthony Mydcarz ... The Motel Clerk
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Storyline

Billy is released after five years in prison. In the next moment, he kidnaps teenage student Layla and visits his parents with her, pretending she is his girlfriend and they will soon marry (and forcing her to say the same). Written by Anonymous

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

Billy Brown just got out of jail. Now he's going to serve some real time. He's going home.

Genres:

Comedy | Crime | Drama | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for language, strong violent images and scenes involving nudity | See all certifications »

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Details

Country:

USA | Canada

Language:

English

Release Date:

26 June 1998 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Bafalo '66 See more »

Filming Locations:

Buffalo, New York, USA See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$1,500,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$39,555, 28 June 1998, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$2,375,097
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Ben Gazzara ad-libbed the part where he shoves his face between Christina Ricci's breasts at the dinner table. See more »

Goofs

The positions of the photo album and wine bottle on the dining room table at Billy's parents' house change between shots. See more »

Quotes

Billy Brown: I'm gonna step out of the car for one minute. One minute, I'm gonna step out. Put your hands on the dashboard like that. Hold em like that. Don't let me see you move them one finger, not one finger move, not one twitch of a move or I'll come back and choke you to death. I swear to God. I'll take a bite out of your cheek and I'll shit you out.
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Crazy Credits

Tibi Scheflow credited as working as the "Fantastic Locations Manager". See more »

Connections

References North by Northwest (1959) See more »

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A Somewhere Place
Written & Performed by Vincent Gallo
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BUFFALO' 66 is Great.
11 July 2007 | by tonymurphyleeSee all my reviews

Considering that Vincent Gallo made a film that i pretty much hated, THE BROWN BUNNY, It's reassuring that he still has made this great film. I really had a ball watching this one. From the opening sequence of him leaving jail to the heartwarming, yet chilling ending scene, this is a film with lots of great moments. A man has just gotten out of jail and is to visit his parents, but first he needs a girlfriend and decides to kidnap a ballet dancer and force her to role play as his girlfriend. But when she starts to get too into the idea, the man shows his limits in a series of comic events ranging from darkly funny, to very inspired. And yet in between these events are moments of extremely depressing and moody sort of moments that elevate the film into a truly original masterpiece. A little bit brutal, a little bit surreal, and very depressing, the film manages to strike a perfect balance of comedy and drama and incorporate them into a truly original independent classic. It's definitely not for everyone, as a lot of the films i comment on are, but the audience that it is made for will fall in love with BUFFALO' 66.


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