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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

Cast overview, first billed only:
Patrick Bergin ... Beezle
Adam Storke ... Royce
Chad Lowe ... Charlie Sykes
Kristy Swanson ... Rachel Clark
Pamela Gidley ... Clara
Jarrett Lennon 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 cops on this road don't take you to jail... They take you to HELL. See more »


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

13 March 1992 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Autopista al infierno 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:

Stereo

Color:

Color
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Trivia

Make-up artist Steve Johnson got the idea for the writing on Hellcop's face from Clive Barker's "Books of Blood." See more »

Goofs

When Ben Stiller makes the "Hell Cop" motion resulting in the coffee pot lid blowing off, you can see the black rubber hose used to make the stunt work running along his arm. See more »

Quotes

Beer Pitchman: When I come home from a long day in Hell, there's nothing I'd rather reach for than a fire-brewed bottle of Styx Beer. Made from the filthiest waters from our own River Styx. Styx Beer is a third more toxic than any other regular beer. The worst beer - the filthiest beer - the deadliest beer. It's Styx Beer!
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Referenced in Rewind This! (2013) See more »

Soundtracks

Give Me Water
Performed by Eric Pressley
Written by David Batteau (ASCAP) & Eric Pressly (ASCAP)
Published by Stickystamp Music (ASCAP) & Xayas Songs (ASCAP)
Produced by Eric Pressly & David Batteau
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Do not Sleep in the Highway to Hell
27 January 2006 | by claudio_carvalhoSee all my reviews

Charlie Sykes (Chad Lowe) and his girlfriend Rachel Clark (Kristy Swanson) are traveling to Las Vegas to secretly get married to each other. They 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 (Richard Farnsworth) 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.

"Highway to Hell" is a gem underrated in IMDb. I have seen this cult-movie at least six times, and I really love it. I have an used VHS, and I do not know why this movie has never been released on DVD. The clumsy baby face hero Chad Lowe has a great adventure trying to bring his girlfriend back from Hell. The now famous Ben Stiller, in the beginning of his career, is very hilarious in the role of a cook, and also as Attila the Hun at the table with Hitler and Cleopatra. The special effects and the music score are very good and I really recommend this movie for fans of a trash and funny original adventure. My vote is eight.

Title (Brazil): "Estrada Para o Inferno" ("Highway to Hell")

Note: On 19 September 2010, I saw this film again.

On 19 August 2013, I saw this film again.


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