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Highway (I) (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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Cast overview, first billed only:
Jilly Miranda
Burt Miranda
Jarret Thomas ...
Kid #1
Clark Hayes
Matthew Davis ...
Madeline Parquette ...
Pilot's Mom
George Spielvogel III ...
Sean Dalgarn ...
Softboy (as Sean Michael Dalgarn)


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 <>

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


Crime | Drama

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Release Date:

26 March 2002 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

A Leonard Cohen Afterworld  »

Box Office


$14,000,000 (estimated)

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2.35 : 1
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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 »


When Jack decides to take a power saw and make their car into a "convertible", Pilot is seen asleep in the driver's seat on interior shots, but the car is empty in several of the exterior shots. See more »


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?
Pilot Kelson: Sexual confusion... I mean, you don't think I have sexual confusion, do you...?
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References Cool Hand Luke (1967) See more »


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Written by Scott Hill, Bob Balch, Brad Davis and Brant Bjork
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fun movie
20 August 2004 | by See all my reviews

i don't know what everyone's complaining about, a funny movie with pretty for me. but i think i know a bit...lots of people who watched this have seen two movies they think are great;

it won't give you spiritual awakenings like donnie darko, it's not as dramatic as requeim for a dream.

thankfully. somebody's even complaining about 'happy ending'...pfft.

i give it a seven just to promote a rare modern movie that doesn't make me puke with music video cuts and dramatic substance for once.

plus i can't recollect seeing a movie that would (even slightly) use the times of grunge as it's background.

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