Cinema Short Takes: Buffalo '66

Scoring a Bull's-Eye

Billy Brown (Vincent Gallo) emerges from the prison where he's just done a five-year stretch with three missions. The first, and most hilariously pressing, is to find a place to take a pee. The next is to find a girl willing to pose as his fiance and help him convince his sublimely indifferent parents (Anjelica Huston and Ben Gazzara) that he's been doing top-secret CIA work all the years he was in jail. The last is to assassinate the Buffalo Bills placekicker whose missed field goal caused him to lose the bet that led him into a life of crime.

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