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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.

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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:

Buffalo 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

Gross USA:

$2,375,097

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$2,375,097
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

The house where Billy Brown's parents live in the film is the very same house where Vincent Gallo lived with his parents growing up. See more »

Goofs

When Layla does her tap dance in the bowling alley, several of the tap hits on the soundtrack do not match her foot movements at all. See more »

Quotes

Billy Brown: I don't believe them!
Layla: No, Billy it's good... you know it's good if they like me, then they will be proud of you.
Billy Brown: Bullshit... my life is shit.
Layla: If you were my son,i-iii would be really proud of you.
Billy Brown: Did you see them kiss your ass? You made it happen, you made them do it.
Layla: (sighs) You kidnapped me... you pulled my hair, you threatened me. I just went in there in and did you a favor and I thought I did a good job. And...
Billy Brown: And what was that shit about the CIA? I asked you nice, I said nice: MAKE ME ...
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Tibi Scheflow credited as working as the "Fantastic Locations Manager". See more »

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Sixteen Seconds Happy
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scruffy little film crescendos into overwhelming power
14 January 2002 | by mikel weisserSee all my reviews

buffalo 66 is a lot like its creator, vincent gallo: harsh, unkempt, dangerous looking,a sure bet to be a miserable loser. at first glance this film seems to have nothing going for it, but give it ten minutes and then see if you can turn away. a dissection of a loose circling collection of emotional misfits, Vincent Gallo's creation (he wrote, directed, starred in the thing and even wrote the original music for the film) of billy brown, his parents and Layla, the girl who comes to love him is an amazing thing. what at first sounds like annoyingly fake bravado soon reveals the tormented souls beneath. again and again the film confounds expectations morphing into one of the most moving and convincing portraits of love and redemption imaginable. a justly deserving winner of its numerous art film awards (especially those earned by former child actress christina ricci in a devastated angel performance)buffalo 66 earns all the risks it takes and reminds us that even the worst first impressions can sometimes be wrong


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