Six-String Samurai (1998)

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AUDIENCE SCORE

Critic Consensus: A quirky, energetic sci-fi adventure.

Movie Info

This post-apocalyptic desert spectacle of swords, adventure and rock n' roll wowed audiences at the Slamdance and South X Southwest Festivals. The King is dead. After ruling for more than 40 years from Lost Vegas, Elvis Presley has left America without its leader. Who will become king? With every sword-brandishing, guitar-playing dreamer on the road to Vegas, it's a crowded path to the top. The "Six-String Samurai" is Buddy, a guitar player on his way to Lost Vegas to claim the throne.
Rating:
PG-13 (for martial arts and swordfight violence)
Genre:
Action & Adventure , Comedy , Science Fiction & Fantasy
Directed By:
Written By:
In Theaters:
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On DVD:
Runtime:
Studio:
Palm Pictures

Cast

Lex Lang
as Voice of Death
Justin Mcguire
as The Kid
Richard McGuire
as Cantina Owner
Kim De Angelo
as Mother
Dan Barton
as Ward Cleaver
Clifford Hugo
as Psycho
John Sakisian
as Russian General
Gabrille Pimenter
as Little Man
Zuma Jay
as Car Guy
Monti Ellison
as Head Pin Pal
Lora Witty
as Harriet Cleaver
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Critic Reviews for Six-String Samurai

All Critics (20) | Top Critics (1)

'Vegas needs a new king.' That, right there, is all you need to know plotwise of this ridiculously fun no-budget actioner.

Full Review… | April 3, 2009
TheMovieReport.com

Will remain an obscure and sequel-less cult classic, having achieved that status out of sheer weirdness rather than greatness.

Full Review… | March 18, 2003
eFilmCritic.com

So here's two good performers and a good idea, gorgeous camera work....and nothing else. The idea was funny but I thought it was executed poorly at times.

June 14, 2001

Lance Mungia's high energy genre soup is a hoot, a low budget indie action film that embraces its limitations with a spare grunge-chic look...

Full Review… | December 31, 1999
Nitrate Online

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Full Review… | April 24, 2012
Science Fiction, Horror and Fantasy Film Review Database

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Full Review… | December 6, 2005
Film Threat

Audience Reviews for Six-String Samurai

½

Samurai and rock musician Buddy (martial artist Jeffery Falcon, a dead ringer for Buddy Holly) travels the post-apocalyptic wasteland, heading to Vegas with the other rock and rollers in a bid to assume the throne left vacant by the dead Elvis. In terms of the setting and concept, this blazingly original and well-crafted movie is so different and unique that you desperately want to fall in love with it, but the layers upon layers of stylization are just so damn thick you end up feeling alienated from the world rather than drawn inside it. Lots of people fall in love anyway, and it's worth taking a chance for fans of cult movies.

Greg S
Greg S

Super Reviewer

½

It's The Road Warrior Picture Show with a Buddy Holly doing his best Toshiro Mifune starring in a Sergio Leone gang picture set in a fantasy future, directed with the flash of a Hong Kong action flick and the nice and slow style of a samurai film and I was still bored

El Hombre Invisible
El Hombre Invisible

Super Reviewer

½

This movie is a wonderful experience - the cinematography is stunning, the fights exquisite and the music perfect. One of the most enjoyable theatrical experiences of all time; I'd recommend it to anyone with an open mind about movies.

Cassandra Maples
Cassandra Maples

Super Reviewer

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