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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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Did You Know?


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 »


Johnny the Fox: Congratulations you just became the Sir Edmund Hillary of assholes. You climbed the highest mountain Pilot. There's five big ones.
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References Platoon (1986) See more »


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Written by Carvin Knowles
Performed by the Sex-O-Rama Band
Courtesy of Oglio Records
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17 July 2002 | by (California) – See all my reviews

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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