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Highway (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
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 <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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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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Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?


It was intended for a September 2001 theatrical release. See more »


When 'Miranda Pandas' slide into the trash cans in front of Jack's house, you see the camera mans reflection in the car door. See more »


Cassie: That's pretty pathetic in my book.
Pilot Kelson: In your book? And what's the title of that book? Is it called 'Give Me A Hundred Bucks And I'll Suck Your Dick'? Cause I think I read that one, and it was... ooh... lurid.
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Referenced in Be Kind Rewind (2008) See more »


Let's Go
Written by Ken Reynolds, Joshua Byrnes, Emmaline Duffy-Fallon, David Hardiman and Eoin Killeen
Performed by Skyrocket
Courtesy of Pallywag Records, Inc.
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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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