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Quicksilver Highway (1997)

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Traveling showman Aaron Quicksilver tells horror tales: a psychotic hitchhiker falls prey to a relentless dangerously-sharp set of chattering teeth, and a human hand that comes alive.

Director:

Mick Garris

Writers:

Clive Barker (short story "The Body Politic"), Stephen King (short story "Chattery Teeth") | 1 more credit »
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Nominated for 1 Primetime Emmy. Another 2 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Credited cast:
Christopher Lloyd ... Aaron Quicksilver
Matt Frewer ... Charlie / Dr. Charles George
Raphael Sbarge ... Kerry Parker / Bill Hogan
Missy Crider ... Olivia Harmon Parker / Lita Hogan
Silas Weir Mitchell ... Bryan Adams
Bill Nunn ... Len
Veronica Cartwright ... Myra
Bill Bolender Bill Bolender ... Scooter
Amelia Heinle ... Darlene
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Clive Barker ... Anesthesiologist
Cynthia Garris ... Ellen George
Kevin Grevioux ... Police Sergeant
Christopher Hart ... Lefty
William Knight ... Rhinoplasty Man
John Landis ... Surgical Assistant
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Storyline

This film is actually two one hour stories, the first based on a Stephen King story called the "Chattery Teeth" about a man who picks up a hitchhiker and the second is based on a Clive Barker story called "The Body Politic" about hands that rebel against the body. Written by Spanner <Spanner@AOL.Com>

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Horror | Thriller

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

13 May 1997 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Stephen King & Clive Barker's Quicksilver Highway See more »

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Budget:

$4,000,000 (estimated)
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Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

Various friends and family members of Mick Garris appear in the opening sequence on the carnival pier, in the segment "The Body Politic". See more »

Quotes

Aaron Quicksilver: You might say I'm a collector of rare objects
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Connections

References The Addams Family (1991) See more »

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Doesn`t Feel Like A TVM
20 March 2004 | by Theo RobertsonSee all my reviews

It`s misleading to describe QUICKSILVER HIGHWAY as a TV movie because it feels like two episodes of an anthology show like THE TWILIGHT ZONE stuck together . By that I mean Mr Quicksilver relates the stories at two different locations , a desert(ed ) highway and a funfair . Is there any reason for this apart from the denounements ?

As for the stories themselves CHATTERING TEETH is probably the better but only when it`s being played straight devoid of its silly supernatural tones. Giving a ride to a hitch hiker who seems to border on the psycotic , yeah a good premise that ends up being ignored which seems to have been a problem with Stephen King stories for many years

I did read Clive Barker`s THE BODY POLITIC many years ago . It`s an imaginative story and one which I couldn`t help admiring Barker`s writing skills . However it`s one of those fantasy tales that is unfilmable since a revolution involving hands will come across as totally bizarre and unintentionally funny when realized on screen . So I`ve got to disagree with the chap who said THE BODY POLITIC is both tongue in cheek and misunderstood - No it`s not , it only comes across that way down to using a different meduim to what Barker envisaged

And also got to repeat my criticism that this " TVM " feels like a failed anthology series with two episodes stuck together


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