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Highway to Hell (1991)

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An eloping bride is taken into Hell, and her fiancé must pursue.

Director:

Ate de Jong

Writer:

Brian Helgeland
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Patrick Bergin ... Beezle
Adam Storke ... Royce
Chad Lowe ... Charlie Sykes
Kristy Swanson ... Rachel Clark
Pamela Gidley ... Clara
Jarrett Lennon ... Adam
C.J. Graham ... Sgt. Bedlam, Hellcop
Richard Farnsworth ... Sam
Lita Ford ... The Hitchhiker
Gilbert Gottfried ... Hitler
Anne Meara ... Medea, Waitress in Pluto's
Rags Rags ... Mr. Ben
Amy Stiller ... Cleopatra
Ben Stiller ... Pluto's Cook / Attila the Hun
Jerry Stiller ... The Desk Cop
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Storyline

Charlie Sykes and his girlfriend Rachel Clark are traveling to Las Vegas to secretly get married to each other. The decide to follow through a secondary road, and while fueling their car in "Sam's Last Chance" gas station, they are advised by the owner and attendant Sam to not sleep after the second tree in the road. They fall asleep in the car, and a policeman arrests Rachel. Charlie returns to the gas station, and Sam tells him that she has been arrested by a Hellcop, and he has to go to hell if he wants to rescue his fiancée. Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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The devil has meet his match and it's a '48 ford. See more »


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for bizarre fantasy violence and for nudity | See all certifications »

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Trivia

Shot from 25 October 1989 - 20 December 1989, but not released until 1991, and unreleased in the United States until 13 March 1992. See more »

Goofs

When Charlie enters the road to nowhere and observes the gaps in the rocks above. The camera tilts up and a light appears in shot to the left of the screen. See more »

Quotes

Rachel Clark: Are you always open this late?
Sam: Don't sleep much at my age. Biological fact. Back when I had all the things in the world to do, I had to waste my time sleeping. Now I got the hours, but not much to fill 'em.
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Connections

Referenced in Rewind This! (2013) See more »

Soundtracks

The Ice Cream Man Song
Performed by Ryan, Goetz & Francis
Written by Will Ryan (BMI), Larry Goetz (BMI) and Robin Kristin Francis (ASCAP)
Published by Pennystamp Music (BMI) and Stickystamp Music (ASCAP)
Produced by Larry Goetz
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Why isn't this on DVD?
23 October 2004 | by bannonanthonySee all my reviews

I got a videotape of this feature, and I wonder why it isn't a cult favourite, because the concept is great and the finished film is excellent.

I know that HTH probably wasn't a big-budget picture, but it doesn't show because the production design and effects are great. The Hellcop himself is an excellent villain, truly menacing. Patrick Bergin is pretty good as the Devil. There are some cute jokes, such as the road to Hell literally being paved with good intentions and Hitler, Cleopatra and Atilla The Hun hanging out at a restaurant in the underworld.

THE STRAIGHT STORY's Richard Farnsworth is good in a cameo as the wise old man who knows of the Highway to Hell. Kristy Swanson and the guy playing Charlie are okay in their roles. There are also two cool cars: the Hellcop's squad car and the '48 Ford Farnsworth gives Charlie for the journey to Hell. I would really like to see this film released on DVD someday, with commentary. I give it a confident thumbs-up.

Look out for cameos from Ben and Jerry Stiller and rocker babe Lita Ford. Lita has one of the best lines in the flick.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

13 March 1992 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Highway to Hell See more »

Filming Locations:

Page, Arizona, USA See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$9,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$12,273, 15 March 1992

Gross USA:

$26,055

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$26,055
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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