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Human Highway (1982)

 -  Comedy | Drama | Sci-Fi  -  September 1982 (USA)
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The new owner of a roadside diner stuck in a town built around an always leaking nuclear power plant plans to torch the place to collect insurance. However, an assortment of bizare ... See full summary »

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Lionel Switch / Frankie Fontaine
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Fred Kelly
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Otto Quartz
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Cracker / Stranger
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Charlotte Goodnight
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Geraldine Baron ...
Irene
Gerald V. Casale ...
Nuclear Garbageperson (as Jerry Casale)
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Nuclear Garbageperson / Booji Boy
Bob Casale ...
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Robert Mothersbaugh ...
Nuclear Garbageperson (as Bob Mothersbaugh)
Alan Myers ...
Nuclear Garbageperson
Pegi Young ...
Biker Girl
Mickey Fox ...
Mrs. Robinson
Danny Tucker ...
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The new owner of a roadside diner stuck in a town built around an always leaking nuclear power plant plans to torch the place to collect insurance. However, an assortment of bizare characters and weird events (such as spaceships flying around) gets in his way. Written by Parca Mortem <icy_shadow@rocketmail.com>

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When love and fate collide

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Comedy | Drama | Sci-Fi

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Contains the only recorded collaboration between Neil Young and Devo, as they perform "Hey Hey My My (Out The Blue Into The Black)". The song is sung by Mark Mothersbaugh as his "Booji Boy" character,and changes a few lyrics in typical Devo fashion. (i.e. "Johhny Rotten" becomes "Johnny Spud"). See more »

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Booji Boy: Now is the hour of sleep! Time for last minute shopping. Everyone grab a shovel dig that hole and dance like a mole!
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Remade as We're All Devo (1983) See more »

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Some interesting tidbits ...
26 August 2002 | by (Vancouver, British Columbia) – See all my reviews

Those aren't spaceships, those are nuclear missiles ...

A treat for Devo fans, as well. This came out at the time that Neil Young was experimenting with the New Wave musical style himself with his album "Trans", several tracks of which can be heard in the film.

This film displays a very unselfconscious Punk/New Wave aesthetic. Sure, it's disjointed and nonsensical, but everyone's obviously having a lot of fun, and the set design is quite effective, and some of the special effects are interesting as artifacts of the time it was filmed.

Can you identify the four cast members who have also appeared in David Lynch films?


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