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A van full of college students traveling down a highway is terrorized by a psycho killer in a Richard Nixon mask. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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Cast

  (in credits order)
Phil Therrien ... Dr. Marbuse
Max Manthey ... Gary
Irene F. ... Sally Smith
Michael Castagnolia ... The Pothead
Susan Leslie ... Louise
Randy Daitch ... Teacher
Bill Pope ... Gentleman (as William Pope)
Richard Meltzer ... Tough Guy
Kathleen Battersby ... Housewife
Ronald Reagan ... Richard Nixon
Steve DeVorkin ... Van Driver
Robert Gaulin ... Student
S. Eisenstein ... Student

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Richard Casey 
 
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Richard Casey 

Produced by
John P. Marsh .... executive producer (as John Marsh)
 
Original Music by
Kraig Grady 
Suzanne McDermott 
 
Cinematography by
David Golia 
 
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Joana Church 
 
Art Direction by
Susan Meldonian 
 
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Molly Martin .... makeup artist
 
Sound Department
Jack Joy .... sound mixer
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Jack Armstrong .... camera operator
Glen Hitchcock .... camera operator
Ron Kutak .... camera operator
Bill Pope .... photographer
 
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Robert Just .... consultant
Van Spaulding .... location manager
 

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Why do I like this movie so much?!, 1 October 1999
Author: WritnGuy from New Jersey

I rented this with such skepticism. And you know, I thought it would be so cool. Really violent and terrifying. It would be disgustingly gory at times, and just somewhat above the bar horror yarn. What I got was something so totally different.

The movie starts with this woman in her home. Her husband goes out somewhere, telling her he'll be back. Pretty soon, he's a goner, and his killer takes a Nixon mask the guy used to scare his wife and puts it on. Then the wacko goes into the house to get the wife. The scene moves so damn slow, even though it is supposed to be scary. There is, like, no sound, the wife reacts to everything, like, five or ten seconds after it happens, and there's this really gross scene where she falls on this glass table and her whole wrist is shredded up and off. And there's, like, two drops of blood! Then the scene continues, and we all knows what happens next.

The movie moves on, and we find out about this wacko father and his two sons. Then enter these three college students getting to know about Highway Five. One of the girls--I can't remember why--meets the two brothers, who eventually invite her back to their apartment. It's all so very surreal. Eventually, that night, they kidnap her and take her to their house up on Highway Five.

The two others--a freaky pothead guy and some hippie-esque girl--head up to this abandoned lot on Highway Five in their van, to do something. Research, I suppose. I have faint memory. Cut to many scenes with the other girl, then nighttime. This movie is so weird and I won't tell you everything, but soon, the killers start killing everybody off until this long--and quite weird--chase scene with the hippie and Nixon. Then an ending that I have to admit, left me on the edge of my seat until the very unique and very cool ending.

I totally suggest checking this movie out. It has cult potential. I could watch this many times. It is so weird. If you find this, PLEASE see it. At first, you will hate it, then you will like it for how cheesy it is. If anything, you have never seen anything like this before.



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