Buffalo 66 (1997)
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Billy Brown just got out of jail. Now he's going to serve some real time. He's going home.
|After five years in prison for a crime he didn't commit, billy brown, a down-on-his-luck-romantic, comes home to seek revenge on a local field goal kicker who cost him his freedom and buffalo its super bowl dreams.|
"Comically surreal. Touching and hilarious! Imaginative and provocative. Premiere
Editor's NoteAn electric directorial debut (seven years in the making) by New York artist/musician/model/actor Vincent Gallo, BUFFALO '66 combines the experimental techniques of the French New Wave and the realistic grit of seventies filmmakers such as John Cassavetes, resulting in something inventive and original. Gallo portrays Billy Brown, who has just been let out of jail. Before returning home to visit his parents and murder the kicker who missed the field goal that sent him there in the first place (in order to repay a debt that he didn't have the money to extinguish), he kidnaps a bored ballerina (Christina Ricci) and makes her pretend that she is his wife. Though she doesn't seem to object to the abduction, Billy is emotional, angry, and sensitive. As the trip progresses--including an explosive visit to his childhood home, where his indifferent parents still reside--the two continue bicker back and forth, but begin to form a real bond.
Cast & Crew
|Vincent Gallo - Director|
|Vincent Gallo - Musical Score|
|Chris Hanley - Producer|
|Vincent Gallo - Screenplay|
Independent Spirit (1999)
|Vincent Gallo, Chris Hanley, Nominee, Best First Feature|
Sundance Film Festival (1998)
|Vincent Gallo, Nominee, Grand Jury Prize|