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Quicksilver Highway (1997)

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.

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Nominated for 1 Primetime Emmy. Another 2 nominations. See more awards »
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Aaron Quicksilver
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Charlie / Dr. Charles George
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Kerry Parker / Bill Hogan
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Olivia Harmon Parker / Lita Hogan
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Bryan Adams
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Len
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Myra
Bill Bolender ...
Scooter
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Darlene
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Ellen George
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Police Sergeant
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Lefty
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Rhinoplasty Man
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Surgical Assistant
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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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13 May 1997 (USA)  »

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Stephen King & Clive Barker's Quicksilver Highway  »

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$4,000,000 (estimated)
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DIRECTOR CAMEO: [Mick Garris] Surgeon in Hospital Hallway. See more »

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Aaron Quicksilver: You might say I'm a collector of rare objects
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References The Addams Family (1991) See more »

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"Does every movie have to have a moral?"
21 July 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

The movie itself is not a great movie but not a bad one either. There are two stories tied together but is shown in different orders. The Body Politic and Chattering Teeth. I've seen this movie about a couple months ago on the weekends, on regular TV that is, and it was shown The Body Politic first. I buy the DVD and then it is Chattering Teeth shown first. Not that I'm complaining, some how the way it comes together in any different order makes it seem like the original. It all plays out evenly throughout the entire 90 minutes. Christopher Lloyd portrays Aaron Quicksilver as the traveling showman, and gives a chilling and spooky Gothic performance, not to mention wardrobe. A must-see movie for the Christopher Lloyd fan indeed, this is not your average quirky Uncle Fester character. Also performances by Matt Frewer who brilliantly plays two characters. One a memorable surgeon who cant seem to control his hands, a body part that turn against him and form a mind of their own. Couldn't have been played by a better actor. Finally the Chattering Teeth story is less chilling than the previous story mentioned, but in all still fun to watch. We don't realize in the beginning of the story how useful a pair of metal made choppers can be to a traveling salesman who picks up a hitch hiker along his journey. Raphael Sabarge gives a believable performance in this worst case scenario story of the classic psychotic hitch hiker, a truly psychotic and aggressive performance played by Silas Weir Mitchell. Not a must-see, but movie to get to know because after all, it is a Stephen King/ Clive Barker team project. Don't know whether to be scared or laugh out loud. My favorite Christopher Lloyd quote of the movie "Does every story have to have a moral or a point?"


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