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Highway (2002)

After Jack gets caught with a Vegas mobster's wife in bed, he's gotta hit the road. Jack's best friend Pilot accompanies him, and the pair sets out on an adventure akin to Kerouac's "On the Road".

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Jared Leto ... Jack
Jake Gyllenhaal ... Pilot
Selma Blair ... Cassie
John C. McGinley ... Johnny the Fox
Jeremy Piven ... Scawldy
Arden Myrin ... Lucy
Kimberley Kates ... Jilly Miranda
Mark Rolston ... Burt Miranda
Jarret Thomas Jarret Thomas ... Kid #1
Stephen Shellen ... Clark Hayes
Matthew Davis Matthew Davis ... Booty
Madeline Parquette Madeline Parquette ... Pilot's Mom
George Spielvogel III George Spielvogel III ... Boneman
M.C. Gainey ... Steven
Conrad Goode ... Gibby
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Storyline

Jack is caught with the wife of his employer, a Vegas thug. The thug sends goons after Jack, who convinces his best friend, Pilot, to flee with him. Pilot insists that they head for Seattle, but doesn't tell Jack why. The goons learn from Pilot's drug source where the youths are headed, and they follow, hell bent on breaking Jack's feet. On the road, Jack and Pilot give a ride to Cassie, a distressed young woman. She and Jack hit it off. They pick up an aging stoner headed to Seattle for Kurt Cobain's memorial, and they help a circus sideshow family. Why is Pilot so set on Seattle, will the goons catch Jack, and is there any way the friends' competing needs can be resolved? Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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Genres:

Crime | Drama

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for strong sexuality, drug content, violence and language | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

26 March 2002 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

A Leonard Cohen Afterworld See more »

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Budget:

$14,000,000 (estimated)
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Company Credits

Production Co:

Alex Entertainment Inc. See more »
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

It was intended for a September 2001 theatrical release. See more »

Goofs

When 'Miranda Pandas' slide into the trash cans in front of Jack's house, you see the camera man's reflection in the car door. See more »

Quotes

Pilot Kelson: [after the alligator boy screams] That be a cry laden with pain and sorrow
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Connections

References The Dukes of Hazzard (1979) See more »

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Lazy Bones
Written and Performed by Brant Bjork
Courtesy of Duna Records
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Much Better Than These Reviews
13 January 2003 | by rsmolinSee all my reviews

What's going on with the low ratings of this amazing film? A film filled with quirky scenes and outstanding character bits, this movie has plenty of stuff to keep any film buff intrigued and happy. The two leads do a great job of playing off one another in their madcap escape from inevitable danger, while meeting up with a very odd assortment of characters, such as Jeremy Piven as an off-the-wall drug dealer whose monologue is one of the more dynamic in recent film history; or John McGinley's off-beat role; or Selma Blair's warm and caring nature; or the strange alligator boy; or Seatle's grunge scene; or lots of clever lines of dialog handled quite well by Jared and Jake. This film deserves a round of second opinions, because it's a hell of a lot better than the reviews suggest.


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