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Buffalo 66 is twenty years old this week

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Well I think Tuesday is the day it was initially released in select theaters twenty years ago.  I had just started high school and heard somewhere somebody made a movie about wanting to kill Scott Norwood.  I thought that on its own was quite amusing at the time and made me interested in checking it out.

 

It's a movie though I liked more as I got older.  Watch it every couple of years or so.  The Buffalo filming locations as well as the Yes soundtrack are some things that make it memorable and some funny moments (the calls to Goon).

 

I remember posting a thread here to see if people liked the movie and I think it was mixed.  Regardless, the movie being twenty years old is making me realize how fast time goes by!

 

 

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The only Vincent Gallo movie I’ve seen is The Brown Bunny. And I’ve actually only watched approximately 4 mins of it

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11 minutes ago, Seanbillsfan2206 said:

The only Vincent Gallo movie I’ve seen is The Brown Bunny. And I’ve actually only watched approximately 4 mins of it

I have a feeling I know which 4 minutes of the movie you watched.

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15 minutes ago, Leonhart2017 said:

I have a feeling I know which 4 minutes of the movie you watched.

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I think Buffalo 66 is def a decent watch, and  it grew on me over time as well,  but I always felt like he was trying just a little too hard with the “small town weirdos” vibe. He captures it, but presses a little hard at times.

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I worked with Gallo on a project in the mid 90s. He's not trying hard to get the weird vibe, he really is that weird. Oddest person I've ever met. I liked Buffalo 66, tho. And if you've never seen his great performance in Arizona Dreams, seek it out. He plays a wannabe actor who performs a scene from North By Northwest - the crop dusting scene. So he's playing Cary Grant running from the bi-plane - on stage. With no dialog. It's freakin' hilarious. 

 

 

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17 minutes ago, Domdab99 said:

I worked with Gallo on a project in the mid 90s. He's not trying hard to get the weird vibe, he really is that weird. Oddest person I've ever met. I liked Buffalo 66, tho. And if you've never seen his great performance in Arizona Dreams, seek it out. He plays a wannabe actor who performs a scene from North By Northwest - the crop dusting scene. So he's playing Cary Grant running from the bi-plane - on stage. With no dialog. It's freakin' hilarious. 

 

 

Palookaville by any chance?  I thought that movie was really funny

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2 hours ago, Another Fan said:

Well I think Tuesday is the day it was initially released in select theaters twenty years ago.  I had just started high school and heard somewhere somebody made a movie about wanting to kill Scott Norwood.  I thought that on its own was quite amusing at the time and made me interested in checking it out.

 

It's a movie though I liked more as I got older.  Watch it every couple of years or so.  The Buffalo filming locations as well as the Yes soundtrack are some things that make it memorable and some funny moments (the calls to Goon).

 

I remember posting a thread here to see if people liked the movie and I think it was mixed.  Regardless, the movie being twenty years old is making me realize how fast time goes by!

 

 

  Inspired by the title but not really connected to the content of Buffalo '66 but I always wanted to see a series done about the AFL.  Most likely from the standpoint of a fictional player or coach (or two) who would be observers to the phenomena of the AFL.  Buffalo alone had Ralph, Saban, Glichrist, Lamonica, and Kemp to name a few unusual people.  Then you had colorful non-Buffalo guys such as Bud Adams, Al Davis, and Joe Namath.  Would not have to create much fiction to make it interesting.   I'll have to talk to my lone Hollywood connection about it sometime.

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33 minutes ago, Another Fan said:

Palookaville by any chance?  I thought that movie was really funny

 

Was an indie film that never saw the light of day, as far as I know,. He was an actor, I was the 1st AD. Working title escapes me...

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Maybe this belongs in the confession thread, but I never saw Buffalo 66 until about a year ago. I enjoyed it - not surprising, since I like weird movies anyway.

 

 

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I saw it a couple of years after it came out, really enjoyed it. I was in Philadelphia when i caught it and was really homesick for anything WNY related.

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I really enjoyed the film myself, I got a chuckle at the ‘Scott Wood’ character as well.

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Didn’t he defend his nephew in My Cousin Vinny?

 

Maybe it was Vincent ‘Callo’..

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7 hours ago, ColoradoBills said:

buffalo 66 christina ricci.png

 

Nuff said. I’m the same age and this is the reason why I’ve seen the movie multiple time.

 

Christina, come back to me! 

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Bizarre movie, but like a car crash you got to watch it

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Buffalo 66 was ok. His best movie (as an actor) was named “Truth or Consequences, New Mexico” or something like that. Kiefer Sutherland was in it. Very good flick. 

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27 minutes ago, BringBackFergy said:

Buffalo 66 was ok. His best movie (as an actor) was named “Truth or Consequences, New Mexico” or something like that. Kiefer Sutherland was in it. Very good flick. 

 

This was a great movie. One of my all time favorites.

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I have a personal story to tell about an incident that occurred during the filming of this flick.

 

I used to work at a restaurant on Elmwood Ave that for the life of me i cant recall the name because its been so long. But there was a fire there years ago & it shut down.

It was on the corner of Elmwood & Breckenridge where Cecilia's is now. It was a higher end place, but still moderately priced, great food tho... man old age sucks because its killing me i cant recall the name haha.

 

Anyways one night Christina Ricci & Angelica Huston were dining there. During filming a bunch of people working on the movie would come thru out the week.

Long story short, they had been drinking lots of alcohol the whole night. A waiter walks up to their table to check on them & he heard the sound of water spilling. He mentions it to the table, trying to figure out what was going on. Right then Christina shuffles her chair back from the table, looks down to reveal her dress & says: "im Christina Ricci & I dont have to use a bathroom if i dont want to." Yes thats right, she urinated on the floor in the middle of the dining room.  The waiter told the manager & obviously all the wait staff were taken back by it, but decided not to make a big scene out of it because she was only 18 years old at the time, and didn't want to get in trouble for serving her.

The mess was cleaned up & the actresses & crew got up to leave.

 

While they were leaving, Angelic Huston took this large glass ashtray off the table, put it in her purse where everyone could see what she was doing & loudly proclaimed that this $15 ashtray was the best thing about Buffalo. On top of all of this, they only left a $5 tip to the waiter on a bill that was at least $300 due to all the alcohol they bought.

 

I swear to God & everything Bills related that the above story is 100% true.  Crazy story tho, one i've never forgotten, aside from the name of the restaurant haha.

 

Anyways just thought i'd share my personal story of when Buffalo '66 was being filmed here in town.

I hope i didn't break any rules by sharing it.

 

GO BILLS!

 

 

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My favorite part was Angelica Huston watching Super Bowl 25 years later and acting like she was seeing it for the first time. "Shh, I'm watching the game! Oh, he missed the kick!"

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It's ok to admit it:  Buffalo 66 sucked ass.  Gallo is a LAMP director. 

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