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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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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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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

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

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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Followed by Hard Core Logo (1996) See more »

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odd-ball, quirky, great fun
15 November 1999 | by (newport, ky) – See all my reviews

I saw this movie twice in the theatres in the early 90's. It was the first time I saw a movie and I thought to myself "That is the kind of movie I could make". Very inspirational, well-acted and directed for such a small budget indie movie. Very quirky characters. It has a tone similar to movies by Jim Jarmusch or Steve Buscemi's Trees Lounge. The cameo by the dead kennedy's jello biafra is a real treat as well. Try to find this indie gem!


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