CROSSROADS (with Sarah Michelle Gellar?)

crossroads gellar clipping A better title for the film would have been Mystic Jazz. With Ralph Macchio, Joe Seneca, and Jami Gertz. A music student in New York breaks his jazz hero out of jail and heads for Mississippi. Some great guitar work by Steve Vai and Ry Cooder. Harry Carey Jr. (bartender) was Mutino in CROSSBOW. Tim Russ (Robert Johnson) was Tuvok in STAR TREK VOYAGER.

The clipping on right is apparently from a promotion of the Globe Theater production of Jake's Women in San Diego in 1990. The image is a screenshot of the clipping shown during Jules Asner's interview of Gellar in 2002. In the clipping, Gellar's film appearances to date are listed, the latest being "Crossroads".

This must refer to the 1986 film with Ralph Macchio and Jami Gertz.

The film was released on 14 March 1986, about a month before Gellar's 9th birthday. The 80's Movie Rewind, has this quote about deleted scenes from Crossroads, but no author is listed:

"One of the scenes deleted from the movie was the church scene. When the three main characters walked in while the choir was singing, I was only 9 years old then and I was sitting in front of Ralph when they were seated."

Thanks to Emilia-Aderek for this.

Below are some screenshots from that film, appropriately labeled. I see three possibilities. First, Gellar's scene(s) may have been cut from the final version of the film. Second, Gellar may have been the Girl In Bus Station, who is sort of too conspicuous for an ordinary extra. Third, Gellar may have been the Student In Blue Dress at the music recital (too blurry to confirm).

Girl in bus station full face Girl in bus station profile Girl in bus station - another view Music Students Blurry long shot of student in blue dress Close up of student in blue dress