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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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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 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 »

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[as he has raw sex with Jilly Miranda]
Jack Hayes: Jack and Jilly went up the hilly to fetch a pale of water!
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References Hawaii Five-O (1968) See more »

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Living Legend
Written by Scott Hill, Bob Balch, Brad Davis and Brant Bjork
Performed by Fu Manchu
Courtesy of Rick Sales Management
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Excellent movie
20 August 2004 | by See all my reviews

A true movie about true friendship. Many may seem to think that a movie about two male best friends has something "gay" to it, but the truth is that there is nothing homosexual about a true brotherly love and care between two guys. People should break this prejudice. It is entertaining and fun to watch. It is based on a story about two friends (Leto & Gyllenhaal) that go on a road trip to Seattle for two different reasons. Leto's character is running away from their Nevada's home town because of troubles with his employer's wive, and Gyllenhaal's character wants to visit his high school graduation love interest that is now living in Seattle. I strongly recommend you this movie. You won't regret it.


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