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... See full summary »
The movie is a coming-of-age drama about a boy growing up in Astoria, N.Y., during the 1980s. As his friends end up dead, on drugs or in prison, he comes to believe he has been saved from their fate by various so-called saints.
Robert Downey Jr.,
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
Wow! this movie was so much better then i expected. i was walking down the aisle of the local video store and was intrigued by the cover. i had heard a little about it before but Highway was definitely worth the rental price.
For one, the acting was superb. Jared Leto is an extraordinary actor and all of them had wonderful timing with every thing they did. The story is what wont leave my mind. A bizarre, maybe metaphoric way of looking at the power of life and the search for love. Some times it takes a violent disturbing movie to make an impact because we live in a world that is so full of distractions.
I would recommend this movie to any one with an open mind that is willing to experience life through some one else's mind. 10/10
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