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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.

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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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Where else would you bury rock'n'roll? See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Music

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Trivia

Iggy Pop was originally set to play Otto before Art Bergmann got the part. 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

Pokey Jones: I never left home, but I know every inch of this highway. I know it inside out. Ask me a question if you like: ask me anything.
Jackie Bangs: Do you wanna have sex with me?
Pokey: What?
Jackie: Do you wanna have sex?
Pokey: No, I'm fine, thank you.
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Crazy Credits

Assistant Sound Editor ... Velcrow Ripper ADR Recordist ... Velcrow Ripper See more »

Connections

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

Soundtracks

Please Come Back Home
Written and Performed by Roy McCalla
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One of my all-time favorite movies...
12 December 2002 | by fizzlepopSee all my reviews

I have to disagree with the other review on this movie... the Satan character MADE the movie, in my opinion. Two of his scenes stick out in my mind - the one where he convinces the little girl to sign over her soul for fame and the end scene where he explains when he discovered he was "the dark one." This movie is a little known gem and it's a bit off the beaten path, being a Canadian film and all, but if you have a strange, wry sense of humor like my friends and me, you'll definitely love it. I would recommend this movie for anyone that's open-minded to the indie-type flicks.


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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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Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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