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Highway (2002)

R | | Crime, Drama | 26 March 2002 (USA)
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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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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It was intended for a September 2001 theatrical release. 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 »

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Pilot Kelson: So, it was cool, you know? I told her about my troubles and she was like, 'sexual confusion's a tricky thing'. Sexual confusion? I mean, easy on the sexual confusion tip, baby. You make me sound like a guy in a raincoat with a fistful of vaseline, you know?
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Pilot Kelson: Sexual confusion... I mean, you don't think I have sexual confusion, do you...?
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Madskillz - Mic Chekka
Written by BT (as Brian Transeau)
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NOT a waste of time.
26 April 2003 | by See all my reviews

Count me in to the camp of people who are unable to fathom reviews of this movie that say it's a complete waste of time.

"Citizen Kane" it is certainly not. But it *is* an entertaining, fairly fresh road trip movie. Leto, Gyllenhaal, and Blair all give good performances.

I consulted the reviews on here before sitting down to catch this flick on cable late at night, and decided that I'd give it 20 minutes to prove itself either worthy of 1:45 of my time, or worthy of all the bad reviews it's picked up on here. Needless to say, I watched the whole film.

"Highway" is a decent off-beat comedy with some very memorable lines and a nice undercurrent of life-long friendship. Check it out... and, remember, "the world is divided into two groups of people-- pandas and alligator-boys." ;)

My score: 7 out of 10.


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