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Highway 61 (1991)

 -  Comedy | Music  -  24 April 1992 (USA)
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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 ... See full summary »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Valerie Buhagiar ...
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Earl Pastko ...
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Mr. Watson
Art Bergmann ...
Otto
Jello Biafra ...
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 ...
Louise Watson
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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The most twisted part of this road is the people on it. 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 (USA)
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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

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

In one shot the car is traveling in the wrong direction. Before they cross the border into the USA, they cross a river on a bridge. The river must be flowing east towards Lake Superior, so the camera is also pointed east. But the car is traveling from right to left, which means it must be traveling north, not south. See more »

Quotes

Bingo Angry Woman: He must be cheating that's how.
Mr. Skin (A.K.A. Satan): Lady, you can't cheat at bingo. If you could, I would, but you can't. I won because I was lucky - lucky to wind up in a town full of losers!
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Crazy Credits

Mr. Skin can be heard speaking over the very end of the closing credits. See more »

Connections

Follows Roadkill (1989) See more »

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War
Written by Nash the Slash
Performed by Nash the Slash and Marie Piazza
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A unique "road movie", highly recommended!
23 January 1999 | by (Kingston, Ontario) – See all my reviews

What can be said about this bizarre little gem of a movie? As a Canadian I have a soft spot for truly good homegrown film, and Bruce McDonald really delivered with this one. The "rock 'n' roll road movie" seems like a cliched category to put this in, for yes, it does involve a journey (physical and spiritual of course), and great musical atmosphere, and yet there's just something completely different. Maybe it's Valerie Buhagiar's ethereal yet calculating performance as Jackie, the roadie whose friends are far weirder than yours. It might be Don McKellar's small-town trumpet-playing barber who finds a dead man behind his shop one morning. Maybe it's the Devil chasing them in his pickup truck, claiming souls with his Polaroid camera. Oops, perhaps I've given away too much already...

At any rate, I loved this movie. It was unconventional without being consciously "arty", and was just fun to watch. Your corner video store probably won't have it (especially in the States) but if you're lucky one of the big chains will have a copy.


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