Crossroads (1986)

7.0 / Rated by 1 people

Drama
Music
Mystery
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96 min.
Plot  Eugene Martone (Ralph Macchio) is a classical guitar student at the Juilliard School for Performing Arts in New York City who has an obsession for the blues, especially the famed Robert Johnson. Most intriguing are the legends surrounding exactly how Johnson became so talented most notably the one claiming he "sold his soul to the Devil at the crossroads" along with a supposed lost song that Johnson never recorded.

Eugene meets blues musician Willie Brown in an old folks prison and plays him some blues on his guitar. Willie finally admits that he actually is Blind Dog Fulton, bandmate of Robert Johnson. Willie then says he knows the missing Robert Johnson tune in question but refuses to give it to Eugene unless the boy breaks him out of the facility and gets him to Mississippi, where he has unfinished business to settle. Eugene refuses, and Willie says he thought Eugene might be a "Lightnin' Boy" but he's just a "chicken ass". Eugene reluctantly agrees to help, and they head t...
  

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Cast

Ralph Macchio
Eugene Martone
Joe Seneca
Willie Brown
Jami Gertz
Frances
Joe Morton
Scratch's Assistant
Harry Carey Jr.
Bartender
Allan Arbus
Dr. Santis
Tim Russ
Robert Johnson
Akosua Busia
Woman at Boardinghouse

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All Titles

Crossroads
English Original Title

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Country

United States

Language

English

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