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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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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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It started as a desperate escape and became the wildest ride of their lives. See more »

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Crime | Drama

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

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A Leonard Cohen Afterworld  »

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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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A URL is painted on the side of a parked trailer. It's partially blanked out in one shot but visible from another camera angle. No company would have been advertising a web site in 1994. See more »

Quotes

Johnny the Fox: A field... I need a field... A field in which to frolic!
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References Cool Hand Luke (1967) See more »

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Johnny the Boy
Written by Joshua Homme
Performed by Desert Sessions
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Road movie with a difference!
7 April 2005 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

Highway is a fun, fast paced movie about two best friends exploring life, love and their friendship. I enjoyed this film so much - although some parts of the film do seem a bit pointless (like alligator boy) the characters and the actors casted to play them, make the film a very worthwhile viewing. It deals with issues such as drugs and prostitution without making big, screaming statements about how people should live their lives - it just tells it how it is! I think a lot of people will relate to it, or at least appreciate the humour and elements of emotion in it. There is also a certain vibe between the 2 male leads (Gyllenhaal and Leto) which could have been explored as sexual chemistry or subtext, but instead was depicted as almost brotherly love

  • which was fine, but personally i would have preferred the movie minus


Selma Blair's character. I recommend it!


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