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Highway 61 (1991)

R | | Comedy, Music | 24 April 1992 (USA)
A small-town barber goes on a road trip from Thunder Bay to New Orleans with an unpredictable woman and a coffin.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
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Earl Pastko ...
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Mr. Watson
Art Bergmann ...
Otto
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Customs Agent #1
Hadley Obodiac ...
Customs Agent #2
Tav Falco ...
Motorcycle Gang Leader
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Margo
Johnny Askwith ...
Claude
Namir Khan ...
Funeral Director
Steve Fall ...
Jeffrey The Corpse
Larry Hudson ...
Nathan - Manservant
Elizabeth Pritchard ...
Chantal Ettles ...
Missie Watson
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Storyline

A naive Canadian barber who knows US popular culture inside and out meets a flamboyant roadie who needs someone to drive her and her "brother's" corpse to New Orleans. Chaos ensues after the barber agrees to drive her, the corpse, and the drugs stashed within all the way. Written by Anonymous

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Where else would you bury rock'n'roll? See more »

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Comedy | Music

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24 April 1992 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

A 61-es főút  »

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$291,645
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1.85 : 1
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Bruce McDonald was offered by Capitol Records the song Life is a Highway by Tom Cochrane to use in the film. McDonald turned it down, citing that it was "too poppy". See more »

Goofs

The characters pass by Mammy's Cupboard, a restaurant that looks like a giant southern African-American woman. It is seen soon after the characters leave the Canada-Minnesota border. In reality, the restaurant is located near the opposite end of highway 61, in southern Mississippi. See more »

Quotes

Pokey Jones: I never left home, but I know every inch of this highway. I know it inside out. Ask me a question if you like: ask me anything.
Jackie Bangs: Do you wanna have sex with me?
Pokey: What?
Jackie: Do you wanna have sex?
Pokey: No, I'm fine, thank you.
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Assistant Sound Editor ... Velcrow Ripper ADR Recordist ... Velcrow Ripper See more »

Connections

Followed by Hard Core Logo (1996) See more »

Soundtracks

The Erlking
Written by Scott Kendall
Performed by Jellyfishbabies
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Hysterical, clever, quirky, all of that.
27 April 2001 | by See all my reviews

This is one of my favorite movies of all time (the other one is The Purple Rose of Cairo). If you haven't seen this movie yet then I envy you, because I can never watch it again for the first time like you can. It is the story of Pokey, the small-town barber who has never left his home of Pickerel Falls (well - he hasn't travelled further than Thunder Bay), and his awakening into adulthood one summer as he travels down highway 61 with a mysterious red-haired woman who asks him for a ride. Their adventures along the way as they race for New Orleans with Satan close behind, are often riotous (as in my favorite scene in the bingo hall), and always kooky.


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