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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

DIRECTOR CAMEO: (Mick Garris): Surgeon in hospital hallway. See more »

Quotes

Aaron Quicksilver: You might say I'm a collector of rare objects
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References The Addams Family (1991) See more »

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Fun to watch.
27 August 2005 | by spokenSee all my reviews

At the time of this writing I'm a bit confused because the version I saw gave the "hand" story first followed by the "teeth" story, but comments here and on Amazon say the movie presents the two stories the other way around. And it should be noted that I haven't read the original stories; I judge the movie as a stand-alone form of entertainment.

So, imagine what would happen if your hands stopped responding to commands from your brain and began doing whatever *they* wanted to do. And what if your hands plotted a revolution requiring an army of hands from other people. If you happened to see the modern "Addams Family" remake then you can extrapolate: picture a bunch of "Thing" hands running around free. I thought the army, and how they got that way, were very funny. OK, there is a rather serious horror story going on in the background, and Matt Frewer does some excellent hand-acting.

As for the second story, well, I can't say much without giving too much away. But I was blown away by my favorite character, the wind-up teeth. I have a small collection of similar wind-ups, similar in that they walk or play instruments, but I never saw anything like these teeth. I felt totally torn between the seriousness of a hitchhiker-horror story and the humor of a wind-up character. Enjoy, just for fun.


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