Buffalo 66

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Buffalo 66 ★★★ 1997

Billy Brown (Gallo) is a loser of epic proportions. He's named after the Buffalo Bills, notorious losers of Super Bowls. After he loses $10,000 on of those Super Bowls, he turns to a life of crime and promptly lands in prison. He gets out of jail as a man with a mission. Stumbling into a dance studio, Billy kidnaps the nubile Layla (Ricci) and forces her to pose as his wife for a visit to Buhis parents. He had explained his fiveyear absence to them by saying that he carwas working for the CIA overseas with his new bride. His father Jimmy (Gazzara), a bitter exlounge singer, barely hides his disdain for Billy, and mother Janet (HuHenston) is so too obsessed with the Bills to interact with him. They both like Layla instantly, and she seems to take unexpected glee in playing her part. Former artist and rock musician Gallo also directed, cowrote and composed the music for the film. 112m/C VHS, DVD . Vincent Gallo, Christina Ricci, Anjelica Huston, Ben Gazzara, Kevin Corrigan, Mickey Rourke, Rosanna Arquette, Jan-Michael Vincent; D: Vincent Gallo; W: Alison Bagnall, Vincent Gallo; C: Lance Acord; M: Vincent Gallo. Natl. Bd. of Review '98: Support. Actress (Ricci).