The crossroads is a dusty spot in the Mississippi Delta where, as legend would have it, hopeful bluesmen sign a contract with the devil, exchanging their souls for success, or something like that. In pursuit of a lost song of (Robert) Johnson's, a 17-year-old guitar prodigy from Juilliard named Eugene spirits another fabled bluesman, Willie Brown, or Blind Dog Fulton, out of his nursing home, and they begin a journey back to the roots of the blues.
Walter Goodman, N.Y. Times, 14 March 1986
Cast: Ralph Macchio, Joe Seneca, Jami Gertz, Joe Morton, Robert Judd
Screenplay: John Fusco
Director of Photography: John Bailey
Film Editor: Freeman A. Davies
Composer: Ry Cooder
Production Designer: Jack T. Collis
Sound: James Cavarretta
Producer: Mark Carliner
Production Company: Columbia Pictures Corporation
World Sales: Park Circus Ltd.
Distributor: Sony Pictures Home Entertainment
Director: Walter Hill