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Crossroads (1986)

HD   R Closed Captioning

Walter Hill

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About the Movie

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).

Rotten Tomatoes Movie Reviews

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73%
  • Reviews Counted: 15
  • Fresh: 11
  • Rotten: 4
  • Average Rating: 5.8/10

Top Critics' Reviews

Rotten: ... ''Crossroads,'' which opens today at the U.A. Twin and other theaters, tries to travel down two or three roads at once and winds up at mighty familiar places. – Walter Goodman, New York Times, Dec 15, 2017

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Customer Reviews

Crossroads

This movie is great! I have watched it at least 20 times and still love it. The best part of the movie is when Eugene(Ralph Maccio) goes to hell to battle one of the devils "signed" guitarists named Jack Butler(Steve Via) to save his friend Blind Dog Willie Brown from eternal damnation but if he loses- he will join him. If you are a guitarist this movie is a MUST see but even if you don't play-its a good movie. So ch ch check it out...

Awesome!!!

I love this movie its a classic especially the end.

Horrible

this movie wuz the WORST movie i EVER SAW. DONT WASTE UR MONEY!!!

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  • $12.99
  • Genre: Drama
  • Released: 2004

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