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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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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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barber | roadie | drugs | polaroid | handgun | See more »

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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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R | See all certifications »
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24 April 1992 (USA)  »

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Highway 61  »

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$291,645 (USA)
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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Iggy Pop was originally set to play Otto before Art Bergmann got the part. 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

Louise Watson: I'm going on tour this year until I get a record contract, then I'm going to make a video. Then they're going to make a video of us and we're going to be famous. Then Mommy's going to come back and live with us. And when I grow up I'm going to do solo projects and get married to someone famous but I'm not sure who exactly.
Mr. Skin (A.K.A. Satan): Who told you all this?
Louise Watson: My Daddy.
Mr. Skin a.k.a. Satan: You're Daddy's lying. None of this is going to happen. You know why? Because you're ugly. I'm sorry to say it, but you're an ugly little girl...
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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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Follows Roadkill (1989) See more »

Soundtracks

Put Your Head On
Written by David Wall
Performed by The Bourbon Tabernacle Choir
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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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