Buffalo 66 Movie Review 1997

Information and Film Reviews for Buffalo 66 the Movie

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Visitor rating
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Billy Brown (Gallo) is a loser of epic proportions. He's named after the Buffalo Bills, notorious losers of Super Bowls. After he loses $10,000 on of those Super Bowls, he turns to a life of crime and promptly lands in prison. He gets out of jail as a man with a mission. Stumbling into a dance studio, Billy kidnaps the nubile Layla (Ricci) and forces her to pose as his wife for a visit to his parents. He had explained his five-year absence to them by saying that he was working for the CIA overseas with his new bride. His father Jimmy (Gazzara), a bitter ex-lounge singer, barely hides his disdain for Billy, and mother Janet (Huston) is so too obsessed with the Bills to interact with him. They both like Layla instantly, and she seems to take unexpected glee in playing her part. Former artist and rock musician Gallo also directed, co-wrote and composed the music for the film.

Distribution

Universal Studios Home Video, 100 Universal City Plz., Universal City, CA 91608-9955, Phone: (818)777-1000, Fax: (818)866-1483, URL: http://www.universalstudios.com, Remarks: Does not handle retail queries from consumers; contact your local video distributor.

Available on VHS, DVD
Running time 112 minutes.

Cast and Crew

Genres
Black Comedy, Family Ties, Bad Dads, Disorganized Crime, Kidnapped!, Football, Gambling
Screenplay
Alison Bagnall, Vincent Gallo
Cast
Vincent Gallo, Christina Ricci, Anjelica Huston, Ben Gazzara, Kevin Corrigan, Mickey Rourke, Rosanna Arquette, Jan-Michael Vincent
Cinematography
Lance Acord
Director
Vincent Gallo
Music
Vincent Gallo
Producer
Chris Hanley, Jeff Sackman, Mike Paseornek, Cinepix, MUSE Productions, Lions Gate Films

Awards

Natl. Bd. of Review 1998: Support. Actress (Ricci).

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