Six-String Samurai (1998)
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In a post-apocalyptic world where the Russians have taken over a nuked USA and Elvis is king of Lost Vegas, "Six-String Samurai" chronicles the tale of Buddy, a hero who's a '50s rocker and wandering warrior rolled into one, too-cool package. Armed with his six-string in one hand and his sword in the other, Buddy is on his way to Vegas to succeed Elvis as King. Along the way, he saves an orphan who decides to play tag-along to his rescuer. What follows is the road trip from hell.
Vegas Needs A New King
Also Known As:
Title: Six-String Samurai
Release Date: September 18, 1998
Runtime: 91 mins
All Genres: Action, Adventure, Music, Sci-Fi
IMDB Rating: 6.4
Buried.com Rating: 7.4 - (Rate This Horror Movie at Buried.com)
Category: Horror Movies Starting With S
MPAA Rating: PG-13
MPAA Rating Reason:
Rated PG-13 for martial arts and swordfight violence.
Jeffrey Falcon ...Buddy
Justin McGuire ...The Kid
Kim De Angelo ...Mother
Stephane Gauger ...Death
Clifford Hugo ...Psycho
Oleg Bernov ...Red Elvis
Igor yuzov ...Red Elvis
Zhenya Kolykhanov ...Red Elvis
George L. Casillas ...Mariachi / Campfire Cast: Archer (#64)
Avi Sills ...Red Elvis
Monti Ellison ...Head Pin Pal
Kareem ...Bowler #2 / Campfire Cast: Other Actor (#76)
Richard McGuire ...Cantina owner
Zuma Jay ...Car Guy
Paul Szopa ...Bowler #3 / Campfire Cast: Other Actor (#77)
Lex Lang ...Death (voice)
Dan Barton ...Ward Cleaver
Paula Tillapaugh ...Owner's Wife
Lora Witty ...Harriet Cleaver
Rheagan Wallace ...Peggy Cleaver
Nathaniel Bresler ...Rusty Cleaver
Donny Vox ...Guitar Solo Tophat / Grungy / Space Suiter /...
Liu Boa ...Sword Fight Tophat
Gabrille Pimenter ...Little Man
James Frisa ...Bartender
Rebecca Morse ...Cheerleader
Pedro Pano ...young Warrior
John Sarkisian ...Russian General
Pasha ...Cowboy / Campfire Cast: Other Actor (#80)
Taka yamada ...Samurai / Campfire Cast: Other Actor (#78)
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Jennifer Orme Erwin
The Red Elvises
More Movie Taglines:
- Vegas Needs A New King
- All Superheroes Wear Glasses...
- Buddy: Don't touch my guitar, man.
Buddy: If you scratch my guitar, I'll kill you.
Buddy: Float away, little butterfly. Just flutter away. I got a gig in Vegas. And the wastelands ain't no place for kids.
Mesh-Head: If I were you, I would run. Buddy: If you were me, you'd be good-lookin'.
Death: Only one man can kill this many Russians. Bring his guitar to me!
- Filmed only on weekends, since Justin McGuire still had to go to school during production.
The squashed "de-anamorphic" effect on the opening title sequence is an homage to years of VHS fullscreen movies that had their widescreen titles similarly squashed. Many projectionists have mistakenly swapped out their lenses in the middle of this sequence. Ironically, the video version of the movie is letterboxed (although the cable broadcast version was not).
The band The Red Elvises who are featured throughout the film's soundtrack appear as themselves, the band with the "nice shoes". The large, triangular string instrument that one of the band members is playing is an electric balalaika.
Jeffrey Falcon did all of his own stunts free of wires and special effects.
The 'tiger claw' Soviet soldier towards the end of the film is Jeffrey Falcon's brother Noel.
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Rating: 7.4 out of 10.0 - 54 votes cast total