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Eugene Martone (Ralph Macchio) struggles with the devil and his destiny when he goes down to the CROSSROADS in this contemporary drama. With a potent blend of adventure, romance and music, the film takes gifted young guitarist Martone into a dangerous and challenging new world. Obsessed with unlocking the mysteries of the blues, the fledgling musician finds cantankerous Willie Brown (Joe Seneca), a master of the blues harmonica, and frees him from prison. The unlikely duo hoboes from New York to Mississippi as Marton searches for fame and Brown tries to break a contract he signed years ago with the devil. En route, Martone meets and falls for sexy runaway Frances (Jami Gertz). With a rich mixture of Delta blues and driving rock produced by Ry Cooder, the film takes Martone and Brown on an intense odyssey that leads them to a dramatic climax at the CROSSROADS.

REVIEWS:

  • "Crossroads borrows so freely and is a reminder of so many other movies that it's a little startling, at the end, to realize how effective the movie is and how original it manages to feel..." - Roger Ebert, Chicago Sun Time
  • "Seneca and Macchio play this developing relationship delicately and well; the writing and direction never let Willie turn into a crusty but lovable curmudgeon; he's too flinty and principled about his music for that, which is exactly as he should be." - Sheila Benson, Los Angeles Times
  • "Working from a screenplay that drew on scriptwriter Fusco's experience as an itinerant young blues man, Hill and cinematographer Bailey perfectly capture the look and feel of the Mississippi Delta, heretofore little seen on film." - TV Guide Magazine

Eugene Martone (Ralph Macchio) struggles with the devil and his destiny when he goes down to the CROSSROADS in this contemporary drama. With a potent blend of adventure, romance and music, the film takes gifted young guitarist Martone into a dangerous and challenging new world. Obsessed with unlocking the mysteries of the blues, the fledgling musician finds cantankerous Willie Brown (Joe Seneca), a master of the blues harmonica, and frees him from prison. The unlikely duo hoboes from New York to Mississippi as Marton searches for fame and Brown tries to break a contract he signed years ago with the devil. En route, Martone meets and falls for sexy runaway Frances (Jami Gertz). With a rich mixture of Delta blues and driving rock produced by Ry Cooder, the film takes Martone and Brown on an intense odyssey that leads them to a dramatic climax at the CROSSROADS.

REVIEWS:

  • "Crossroads borrows so freely and is a reminder of so many other movies that it's a little startling, at the end, to realize how effective the movie is and how original it manages to feel..." - Roger Ebert, Chicago Sun Time
  • "Seneca and Macchio play this developing relationship delicately and well; the writing and direction never let Willie turn into a crusty but lovable curmudgeon; he's too flinty and principled about his music for that, which is exactly as he should be." - Sheila Benson, Los Angeles Times
  • "Working from a screenplay that drew on scriptwriter Fusco's experience as an itinerant young blues man, Hill and cinematographer Bailey perfectly capture the look and feel of the Mississippi Delta, heretofore little seen on film." - TV Guide Magazine
683904550422

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Format: DVD
Label: Mill Creek
Rel. Date: 10/18/2022
UPC: 683904550422

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Eugene Martone (Ralph Macchio) struggles with the devil and his destiny when he goes down to the CROSSROADS in this contemporary drama. With a potent blend of adventure, romance and music, the film takes gifted young guitarist Martone into a dangerous and challenging new world. Obsessed with unlocking the mysteries of the blues, the fledgling musician finds cantankerous Willie Brown (Joe Seneca), a master of the blues harmonica, and frees him from prison. The unlikely duo hoboes from New York to Mississippi as Marton searches for fame and Brown tries to break a contract he signed years ago with the devil. En route, Martone meets and falls for sexy runaway Frances (Jami Gertz). With a rich mixture of Delta blues and driving rock produced by Ry Cooder, the film takes Martone and Brown on an intense odyssey that leads them to a dramatic climax at the CROSSROADS.

REVIEWS:

  • "Crossroads borrows so freely and is a reminder of so many other movies that it's a little startling, at the end, to realize how effective the movie is and how original it manages to feel..." - Roger Ebert, Chicago Sun Time
  • "Seneca and Macchio play this developing relationship delicately and well; the writing and direction never let Willie turn into a crusty but lovable curmudgeon; he's too flinty and principled about his music for that, which is exactly as he should be." - Sheila Benson, Los Angeles Times
  • "Working from a screenplay that drew on scriptwriter Fusco's experience as an itinerant young blues man, Hill and cinematographer Bailey perfectly capture the look and feel of the Mississippi Delta, heretofore little seen on film." - TV Guide Magazine
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