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Highway (2002)

R | | Crime, Drama | 26 March 2002 (USA)
After Jack gets caught with a Vegas mobster'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".

Director:

James Cox

Writer:

Scott Rosenberg
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Jared Leto ... Jack
Jake Gyllenhaal ... Pilot
Selma Blair ... Cassie
John C. McGinley ... Johnny the Fox
Jeremy Piven ... Scawldy
Arden Myrin ... Lucy
Kimberley Kates ... Jilly Miranda
Mark Rolston ... Burt Miranda
Jarret Thomas Jarret Thomas ... Kid #1
Stephen Shellen ... Clark Hayes
Matthew Davis Matthew Davis ... Booty
Madeline Parquette Madeline Parquette ... Pilot's Mom
George Spielvogel III George Spielvogel III ... Boneman
M.C. Gainey ... Steven
Conrad Goode ... Gibby
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Storyline

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 »

Genres:

Crime | Drama

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Trivia

The hippies paint a spider on Pilot's face en route to Seattle. Spiders would appear prominently in a later Jake Gyllenhaal movie, Enemy (2013). See more »

Goofs

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 »

Quotes

[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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Connections

References The Dukes of Hazzard (1979) See more »

Soundtracks

Lips Move on Top of Quiet
Written by C. Anderson, J. Costa, K. Dyber and E. English
Performed by L'Altra
Courtesy of Aesthetics Records
By Arrangement with Ocean Park Music Group
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Well, I thought it was good...
3 April 2002 | by Sarah Z.See all my reviews

OK, I've read the previous reviews of this movie...and I actually thought it was pretty decent! Granted, its not the best movie to ever be made...and a few times it left me wondering...but overall it was good times! How can you go wrong with a movie involving 2 bestest friends on the run who meet all sorts of wacky people and truly find themselves in the end? Yeah so by the end it kinda went all soft and chick flick-y, but hey...with Jared Leto, Selma Blair, Jake Gyllenhaal, and that weird guy who looks like Weird Al, how could you go wrong?? Overall, its a decent movie...definitely worthy to show up on anyways MovieNite.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

26 March 2002 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

A Leonard Cohen Afterworld See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$14,000,000 (estimated)
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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