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Buffalo Bushido (2009)

Not Rated | | Drama, Thriller | 14 November 2009 (USA)
A man returns home from exile unknowingly seeking the truth.

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Peter McGennis

Writer:

Peter McGennis
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Cast

Credited cast:
Peter McGennis ... Davis
Leila Arcieri ... Sadie Lynn Miller
Jesse L. Martin ... Shawn
Bruce Glover ... Soup / Javier
Frederick Weller ... Wendyl
John Savage ... Vendetti
Lord Jamar Lord Jamar ... Torchy
Lezley Zen ... Shanda
Jimmy Snuka ... Himself (as 'Superfly' Jimmy Snuka)
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Andrew Bernstein Andrew Bernstein ... Wrestling Fan
Natalie Gerich Brabson Natalie Gerich Brabson ... Girl on soccer field
Dominic Cannata Dominic Cannata ... Will
Michael Dentico Michael Dentico ... Davis - Teen
Toni Dentico Toni Dentico ... Davis' Mother
Beverly Dove Beverly Dove ... Woman On Sidewalk
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A man returns home from exile unknowingly seeking the truth.

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Honor to the man who finds his way home with the heart of a child.

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Drama | Thriller

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Not Rated
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

14 November 2009 (USA) See more »

Filming Locations:

Buffalo, New York, USA

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1.78 : 1
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The "bare" shot on the busy bridge connecting the United States and Canada went off without a glitch until traffic was released a bit too soon in one direction. Folks inside approximately 15 cars got something more than a sneak peek while entering the United States. See more »

Quotes

Shawn: Plan your fuckin' departure, or I'ma plan it for you.
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Fantastic & Little Indie
13 June 2010 | by sanderson1See all my reviews

Every time I think the low budget independent drama is dead, I stumble across a little gem of a film that changes my mind and gives me hope. "Buffalo Bushido" is just that. Quirky yet specific. Honest yet surreal. Myopic yet projecting in its meaning. Through nuance, familiarity and performance, McGennis taps into his hometown with acute specificity and keeps you hanging on until the end. His use of layering is absolutely brilliant and shows a degree of thought and level of depth missing in Hollywood today. McGennis and Leila Arcieri deliver some very powerful moments as they slowly break down in their struggle to connect. All of the cast deliver fresh, surprising performances and McGennis especially shows skill linking certain characters to his own. "Buffalo Bushido" is a thinking person's film that takes its time to develop and take hold. It's oddities make it very hard to forget and suggest that we are witnessing an emerging new talent with creative vision and the unique ability to pull off all four major capacities (writing, directing, producing and acting) with voice and style. Like most unheralded early works, "Buffalo Bushido" will likely fly under the radar screen and be most appreciated down the road until McGennis achieves greater commercial success. Check it out. "Buffalo Bushido" is a tremendous accomplishment especially for anyone who dreams about making a film or who knows of everything that goes into making a real independent feature film.


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