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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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Otto Quartz
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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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[the scene is a post-apocalyptic wasteland]
Booji Boy: Where did everyone go? Talk about a weenie roast!
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Remade as We're All Devo (1983) See more »

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A whack slice of the 80's.. with DEVO!
27 March 2001 | by (Baltimore, USA) – See all my reviews

No doubt about it, most of these posts are on the money in describing this movie. When I slipped it into the VCR, I had no idea DEVO were in on the proceedings, but I was pleasantly surprised. These guys are so aggressively strange, anything they are in is worth watching at least once and this is no exception. The movie does ramble on and on with not much holding it together, and there are some weak romantic subplots, but I was looking forward enough to what came next so I kept watching. I loved "Booji Boy" and although the dream sequence with Young and DEVO seemed tacked on to give them an excuse to "Rok Out", Rok they do. And am I the only one to think Neil looks like he's on drugs? Plus, Dean Stockwell and Russ Tamblyn together at last and writing screenplays. Might David Lynch have given some advice on this one? It wouldn't be hard to believe, but he would have had better miniatures... This movie is easily whack enough to be worth seeing, especially if you are a DEVO or Young fan.


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