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Quicksilver Highway (1997)

TV Movie  |   |  Horror, Thriller  |  13 May 1997 (USA)
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Traveling showman Aaron Quicksilver tells horror tales: a psychotic hitchhiker falls prey to a relentless dangerously-sharp set of chattering teeth, and a human hand that comes alive.



(short story "The Body Politic"), (short story "Chattery Teeth"), 1 more credit »
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Credited cast:
Aaron Quicksilver
Charlie / Dr. Charles George
Kerry Parker / Bill Hogan
Olivia Harmon Parker / Lita Hogan
Bryan Adams
Bill Bolender ...
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Cynthia Garris ...
Ellen George
Police Sergeant
William Knight ...
Rhinoplasty Man
Surgical Assistant


This film is actually two one hour stories, the first based on a Stephen King story called the "Chattery Teeth" about a man who picks up a hitchhiker and the second is based on a Clive Barker story called "The Body Politic" about hands that rebel against the body. Written by Spanner <Spanner@AOL.Com>

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Release Date:

13 May 1997 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Stephen King & Clive Barker's Quicksilver Highway  »

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$4,000,000 (estimated)

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Veronica Cartwright wore a fat suit for her part as Myra. See more »


References The Addams Family (1991) See more »

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Strangely entertaining
1 October 2005 | by (UK) – See all my reviews

I was in a mediocre hotel in England, up at two in the morning and couldn't get to sleep. I decided to put the TV on and one of the first channels I flipped to was a show starring Christopher Lloyd. It looked pretty bad, but there was something about it that was strangely fascinating...

I later found out that it was not actually a TV show, but rather a television movie. (Wow, big difference.) Christopher Lloyd plays Quicksilver, a mysterious old man who roams the country delivering moral tales. His first he delivers to a newlywed bride whose car has broken down, and whose husband has wandered away looking for a gas station.

His tale involves a similar fate involving a man named Charlie (Matt Frewer) who picks up a hitchhiker and is nearly killed by him.

The next involves a man whose hand is chopped off by his other hand (!) and all the hands in the world start a revolt. Yes, it's as silly as it sounds, and hilarious to watch.

The movie is perhaps unintentionally bad, but I was entertained. It's a very corny, silly movie that is easy to watch. The special effects are simply awful in the hand-attack narrative. I loved it.

Lloyd is overacting (or overREacting?) in a script full of clichés. Author Clive Barker and director John Landis even offer their not-so-subtle cameos.

All in all, if you have nothing better to watch, this WILL keep you very entertained...a huge guilty pleasure.

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