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- Director: Walter Hill
- Release Date: 14 March 1986 (USA)
- Run Time: 99 min
- Country: USA
- Genre: Drama , Music , Mystery , Romance
Watch movie: Crossroads (1986)
Tagline: 'The Kid' keeps the legend alive....
Trivia: "Eugene's Trick Bag", the updated classical piece at the climax of the film, is largely based on Niccolo Paganini's Caprice #5. Paganini, as the pervading myth has it, sold his soul to the devil for his musical skills. Steve Vai, as 'Jack Butler', replicates Paganini's legendary rolling eyes, long unkempt hair and gaunt stature.
Goofs: Factual errors: At the beginning of the movie, the nurse gives Hoff memprogromade. There is no such drug.
"Eugene is an extraordinary talent in classic guitar, but he dreams of being a famous Blues guitarist. So he investigates to find a storied lost song. He asks the legendary Blues musician Willie Brown to help him, but Willie demands to free him from the old-people's prison first and to really learn the blues on the way to it's origin: Mississippi Delta. Eugene doesn't know yet about Willie's deal with the devil, that he now wants to revoke"