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Highway 61 (1991)

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

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Comedy | Music

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Release Date:

24 April 1992 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

A 61-es főút  »

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Box Office

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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

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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Crazy Credits

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

Connections

Followed by Hard Core Logo (1996) See more »

Soundtracks

Into the Land of the Fire
Written and Performed by Nash the Slash
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Wonderful and surprising road movie.
25 June 2001 | by (Perth, Australia) – See all my reviews

I loved this movie from beginning to end. There have been way too many predictable road movies made since the 60s. It's difficult to find one that surprises and entertains without being contrived. Highway 61 does it, and I admire the hell out of it for doing so. Wonderful script, superior acting, nice use of music throughout, this is pure delight. Hats off to Bruce McDonald and Don McKellar!

And remember - you can't cheat at Bingo!


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