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Highway (2002)

R | | Crime, Drama | 26 March 2002 (USA)
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After Jack gets caught with a Vegas mob's wife in bed, he's gotta hit the road. Jack's best friend Pilot accompanies him, and the pair sets out on an adventure akin to Kerouac's "On the Road".

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Pilot's Mom
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Softboy (as Sean Michael Dalgarn)
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Jack is caught with the wife of his employer, a Vegas thug. The thug sends goons after Jack, who convinces his best friend, Pilot, to flee with him. Pilot insists that they head for Seattle, but doesn't tell Jack why. The goons learn from Pilot's drug source where the youths are headed, and they follow, hell bent on breaking Jack's feet. On the road, Jack and Pilot give a ride to Cassie, a distressed young woman. She and Jack hit it off. They pick up an aging stoner headed to Seattle for Kurt Cobain's memorial, and they help a circus sideshow family. Why is Pilot so set on Seattle, will the goons catch Jack, and is there any way the friends' competing needs can be resolved? Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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Rated R for strong sexuality, drug content, violence and language | See all certifications »

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$14,000,000 (estimated)
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In the club scene when they were "testing" the Molly, one of the club kids was Shannon Leto - Jared's brother and co-founder/drummer of their band 30 Seconds to Mars. See more »

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When 'Miranda Pandas' slide into the trash cans in front of Jack's house, you see the camera mans reflection in the car door. See more »

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Pilot Kelson: This is Jack Hayes, the God of Fuck!
Shanks: [turns to Jack] Is that what they call you? The God of Fuck? Tell me something... do you like to get fucked?
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Lips Move on Top of Quiet
Written by C. Anderson, J. Costa, K. Dyber and E. English
Performed by L'Altra
Courtesy of Aesthetics Records
By Arrangement with Ocean Park Music Group
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Much Better Than These Reviews
13 January 2003 | by (Philadelphia) – See all my reviews

What's going on with the low ratings of this amazing film? A film filled with quirky scenes and outstanding character bits, this movie has plenty of stuff to keep any film buff intrigued and happy. The two leads do a great job of playing off one another in their madcap escape from inevitable danger, while meeting up with a very odd assortment of characters, such as Jeremy Piven as an off-the-wall drug dealer whose monologue is one of the more dynamic in recent film history; or John McGinley's off-beat role; or Selma Blair's warm and caring nature; or the strange alligator boy; or Seatle's grunge scene; or lots of clever lines of dialog handled quite well by Jared and Jake. This film deserves a round of second opinions, because it's a hell of a lot better than the reviews suggest.


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