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Highway 61 (1991)

R | | Comedy, Music | 24 April 1992 (USA)
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A small-town barber goes on a road trip from Thunder Bay to New Orleans with an unpredictable woman and a coffin.

Director:

Bruce McDonald
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Valerie Buhagiar ... Jackie Bangs
Don McKellar ... Pokey Jones
Earl Pastko Earl Pastko ... Mr. Skin (a.k.a. Satan)
Peter Breck ... Mr. Watson
Art Bergmann Art Bergmann ... Otto
Jello Biafra ... Customs Agent #1
Hadley Obodiac Hadley Obodiac ... Customs Agent #2
Tav Falco Tav Falco ... Motorcycle Gang Leader
Tracy Wright ... Margo
Johnny Askwith Johnny Askwith ... Claude
Namir Khan Namir Khan ... Funeral Director
Steve Fall Steve Fall ... Jeffrey The Corpse
Larry Hudson Larry Hudson ... Nathan - Manservant
Elizabeth Pritchard Elizabeth Pritchard ... Louise Watson
Chantal Ettles Chantal Ettles ... Missie Watson
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Storyline

A naive Canadian barber who knows US popular culture inside and out meets a flamboyant roadie who needs someone to drive her and her "brother's" corpse to New Orleans. Chaos ensues after the barber agrees to drive her, the corpse, and the drugs stashed within all the way. Written by Anonymous

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The most twisted part of this road is the people on it. See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Music

Certificate:

R | See all certifications »
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Country:

Canada

Language:

English

Release Date:

24 April 1992 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Highway 61 See more »

Filming Locations:

Duluth, Minnesota, USA See more »

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Box Office

Gross USA:

$291,645
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Bruce McDonald was offered by Capitol Records the song Life is a Highway by Tom Cochrane to use in the film. McDonald turned it down, citing that it was "too poppy". See more »

Goofs

The characters pass by Mammy's Cupboard, a restaurant that looks like a giant southern African-American woman. It is seen soon after the characters leave the Canada-Minnesota border. In reality, the restaurant is located near the opposite end of highway 61, in southern Mississippi. See more »

Quotes

Jackie Bangs: Now I know why they call you Pokey.
Pokey Jones: Now I know why they call you Bangs.
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Crazy Credits

Mr. Skin can be heard speaking over the very end of the closing credits. See more »

Connections

Referenced in Tom Cochrane: Life Is a Highway (1991) See more »

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Hard Ball
Written and Performed by Blackglama
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Wonderful and surprising road movie.
25 June 2001 | by InfofreakSee all my reviews

I loved this movie from beginning to end. There have been way too many predictable road movies made since the 60s. It's difficult to find one that surprises and entertains without being contrived. Highway 61 does it, and I admire the hell out of it for doing so. Wonderful script, superior acting, nice use of music throughout, this is pure delight. Hats off to Bruce McDonald and Don McKellar!

And remember - you can't cheat at Bingo!


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