Buffalo ’66 (1998)

Original Large Theatrical Movie Poster 1998 Buffalo 66 Cinema Film

I do not know how many times I have watched Buffalo ’66. I love it!

This is the brilliant debut of director/writer/actor/musician, Vincent Gallo. It is an independent film which Gallo, after having played small parts in 13 feature films, wrote, directed and scored. Casting himself as the star, Gallo managed to bring in the exceptional talents of Christina Ricci (at her sweetest ever), Ben Gazzara, Anjelica Huston, Mickey Rourke and Rosanna Arquette.

Buffalo ’66 is a movie that takes you places you have never been before. It is, if your tastes accommodate it, a thoroughly expressive piece of art which will spark within you many emotional reactions.

Buffalo ’66 is recognised as a cult classic and rightly so.


You can find more information on this U.S. movie on Wikipedia and IMDb.

As always, we recommend you don’t ruin any surprises by reading spoilers or watching trailers.


For an added treat, watch this hilarious clip of Gallo defending himself against three film critics on a British television programme. Gallo is known for his outspoken views and it is a delight to watch him in full swing here:


Title: Buffalo ’66

Language: English

Direction: Vincent Gallo

Screenplay: Vincent Gallo, Alison Bagnall

Cinematography: Lance Acord

Editing: Curtiss Clayton

Stars: Vincent Gallo, Christina Ricci, Ben Gazzara, Anjelica Huston, Mickey Rourke, Rosanna Arquette


Full Acting Cast and Roles



  1. Thanks so much for reminding me of this fantastic film, I am going to reference in my screenwriting class in our discussions about character (and probably some other classes as well). It is a flawless piece of filmmaking.

  2. Such a good interview; he totally smoked those critics. Can definitely see the influence of Ozu as he describes him in The Brown Bunny, too.

  3. Awesome blog 🙂

    Love your recommendations .. Looking forward to watching this film 🙂 … Yay .. Christina Ricci… Can’t wait to watch 🙂

  4. I had issues with this film on release Shimky. I thought that Gallo was self-indulgent, and wildly over-acting. I watched it again on TV, just two days ago, and I still feel the same about Gallo. However, the rest of the cast are a joy, and make the film. As for Christina Ricci (in this film), I could watch her for the full running time, just walking around, she looks that good.
    Regards from Norfolk, Pete.

    1. Pete, you’re dead on about Gallo but I think this performance perfectly fits the film. Apparently he treated Ricci really badly during filming.

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