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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 ...
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

Jackie Bangs: Now I know why they call you Pokey.
Pokey Jones: Now I know why they call you Bangs.
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Crazy Credits

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

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Followed by Hard Core Logo (1996) See more »

Soundtracks

Sugar, Sugar
Written by Jeff Barry and Andy Kim
Performed by The Archies
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This is it , my favorite movie of all time .
31 January 2000 | by (Portland , Oregon) – See all my reviews

I realize that my tastes are different than those of the average viewer . But one thing I have never wanted is to be average . This is my favorite movie of all time . The black humor of Bruce McDonald , and the straight faced delivery of Don McKellar add up to the perfect combination to tickle my twisted funny bone . I'm not going to give anything away , but watch for the scene of Satan talking to the little girl . That kills me every time I watch this movie .


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