Crossroads is a 1986 film starring Ralph Macchio, Joe Seneca and Jami Gertz, inspired by the legend of blues musician Robert Johnson.
The film was written by John Fusco and directed by Walter Hill and featured an original score featuring Ry Cooder and Steve Vai. Vai also appears in the film as the devil’s guitar player in the climactic guitar duel.
Fusco was a traveling blues musician prior to attending NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts where he wrote “Crossroads” as a masterclass assignment under screenwriting legends Waldo Salt and Ring Lardner, Jr. The student screenplay won first place in the national FOCUS Awards (Films of College and University Students) and sold to Columbia Pictures while Fusco was still a student.Read More
Crossroads (1986) Duel
Not as good as Britney Spears in CrossRoads 😦 but oh well.Just kidding.This was one of my favorite scenes in a movie as a little kid.It made me want to play the guitar.Which I never did 😦
After Ralph The Karate Kid Macchio took down the blue eyed,blonde haired devil Johnny he packed his bags and went on to take down the actual devil.Not bad for grease ball from Long Island.