Crossroads

Crossroads

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Director: Walter Hill

Cast: Ralph Macchio, Joe Seneca, Jami Gertz

     
 

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A passion for blues music is evident in this drama based on a contest-winning script by former blues musician John Fusco -- and featuring one of the decade's best-received motion picture soundtracks, written and performed by Ry Cooder. Eugene Martone Ralph Macchio is a classically trained guitarist who desperately wants to locate a long-lost blues song. At a Harlem… See more details below

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A passion for blues music is evident in this drama based on a contest-winning script by former blues musician John Fusco -- and featuring one of the decade's best-received motion picture soundtracks, written and performed by Ry Cooder. Eugene Martone Ralph Macchio is a classically trained guitarist who desperately wants to locate a long-lost blues song. At a Harlem nursing home, Eugene finds Willie Brown (Joe Seneca), a legendary blues man who may be able to help him. Eugene becomes part of the master guitarist's scheme to reclaim his soul from the Devil, which he sold in exchange for musical greatness at a rural crossroads many decades before. Making their way across the Mississippi Delta, the duo meets Frances (Jami Gertz), a runaway who becomes a love interest for Eugene. After launching his career with the sale of his script for Crossroads (1986), which is loosely based on the mythical character of Faust and a fable involving real-life blues legend Robert Johnson (played in the film by Tim Russ), Fusco went on to write the highly successful Young Guns (1988).

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Product Details

Release Date:
12/07/1992
UPC:
0043396606654
Original Release:
1986
Rating:
R
Source:
Sony Pictures

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Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Ralph Macchio Eugene Martone
Joe Seneca Willie Brown
Jami Gertz Frances
Joe Morton Scratch's assistant
Robert Judd Scratch
Steve Vai Jack Butler
Dennis Lipscomb Lloyd
Harry Carey Bartender
John Hancock Sheriff Tilford
Allan Arbus Dr. Santis
Gretchen Palmer Beautiful Girl/Dancer
Tim Russ Robert Johnson
Akosua Busia Woman at boardinghouse
Diana Bellamy Hospital Supervisor
Gloria Delaney Jookhouse Woman #1
Tex Donaldson John McGraw
Terry L. Evans Keyboard
Al Fann Pawnbroker
Winifred Freedman Actor
Frank Frost Harmonicist/Vocalist
Alan Lee Graf Alvin
Deborra Hampton Jookhouse Woman
Le Van Hawkins Jookhouse Man
Karen Huie Actor
Guy Killum Willie at 17
Debra Laws Actor
Robert Miranda Actor
Leslie Morris Bus Station Clerk
Agnes Narciso Miss Narciso
Jo Marie Payton-France Jookhouse Woman
Natasha Peacock Young Girl at Crossroads
John Price Drum
Johnny M. Reyes Orderly
Diane Robin Nurse
Angela Louise Robinson Jookhouse Woman
Jason Ross Jookhouse Man
J.W. Smith Man at Auto Wrecking Yard
Otis Taylor Lead Guitar
Wally Taylor O.Z.
Robin Townsend Actor
Royce Wallace Hotel Proprietress
Edward Walsh Harley Terhune
Richard Shubby Holmes Bass Guitar

Technical Credits
Walter Hill Director
John Bailey Cinematographer
Thomas Baum Screenwriter
Mark Carliner Producer
Lawrence James Cavanaugh Special Effects
Jack T. Collis Production Designer
Ry Cooder Score Composer
Freeman Davies Editor
John Fusco Screenwriter
Michael Germain Makeup
Albert Heschong Art Director
Dan Moore Costumes/Costume Designer
Nancy Patton Set Decoration/Design
Barbara Siebert-Boticoff Costumes/Costume Designer
James Tocci Set Decoration/Design
Tim Zinnemann Producer

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