- Rated: R
- Run Time: 1 hours, 51 minutes
- Video: Color
- Released: June 17, 2003
- Originally Released: 1997
- Label: Lions Gate
- Encoding: Region 1 (USA & Canada)
- Packaging: Keep Case
- Dual Layer
- Aspect Ratio: Letterbox - 1.85
- Dolby Digital 3.0 - English
- Additional Release Material:
- Trailers: Original Theatrical Trailer
- Text/Photo Galleries:
- Production Notes
- Cast and Filmmakers' Biographies
Performers, Cast and Crew:
Rolling Stone - 07/09/1998
"...A wild, whacked-out ride of a movie....Ricci gives a sweet, sexy, star-bright performance..."
Sight and Sound - 10/01/1998
"...Gallo has any eye for telling detail..."
Entertainment Weekly - 01/22/1999
"...Inventive....Fulfilled its promise....Narcissism has rarely been so compelling..." -- Rating: A
Box Office - 04/01/1998
"...Visually and editorially deft....BUFFALO '66 offers a radical departure from much of what's currently being made both in and out of the indie scene..."
Premiere - 07/01/1998
"...A touching, often hilarious personal journey..."
Los Angeles Times - 07/17/1998
"...Compelling....With BUFFALO '66 Gallo does himself credit not only as an actor but also as an equally distinctive filmmaker..."
Total Film - 02/01/2004
"[I]t's one of a kind, and it's to be cherished."
An 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.
Black Comedy |
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