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Quicksilver Highway (1997)

TV Movie  |   |  Horror, Thriller  |  13 May 1997 (USA)
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Two tales of terror, told by a travelling showman.

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(short story "The Body Politic"), (short story "Chattery Teeth"), 1 more credit »
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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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Rhinoplasty Man
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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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A Maldição de Quicksilver  »

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A board on wheels was placed underneath Matt Frewer's stomach for the scenes in which his hands drag him across the floor of his house in the segment "The Body Politic." See more »

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Doesn`t Feel Like A TVM
20 March 2004 | by (Isle Of Bute , Scotland) – See all my reviews

It`s misleading to describe QUICKSILVER HIGHWAY as a TV movie because it feels like two episodes of an anthology show like THE TWILIGHT ZONE stuck together . By that I mean Mr Quicksilver relates the stories at two different locations , a desert(ed ) highway and a funfair . Is there any reason for this apart from the denounements ?

As for the stories themselves CHATTERING TEETH is probably the better but only when it`s being played straight devoid of its silly supernatural tones. Giving a ride to a hitch hiker who seems to border on the psycotic , yeah a good premise that ends up being ignored which seems to have been a problem with Stephen King stories for many years

I did read Clive Barker`s THE BODY POLITIC many years ago . It`s an imaginative story and one which I couldn`t help admiring Barker`s writing skills . However it`s one of those fantasy tales that is unfilmable since a revolution involving hands will come across as totally bizarre and unintentionally funny when realized on screen . So I`ve got to disagree with the chap who said THE BODY POLITIC is both tongue in cheek and misunderstood

  • No it`s not , it only comes across that way down to using a different


meduim to what Barker envisaged

And also got to repeat my criticism that this " TVM " feels like a failed anthology series with two episodes stuck together


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