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Highway (2002)

R | | Crime, Drama | 26 March 2002 (USA)
After Jack gets caught with a Vegas mob'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 overview, first billed only:
... Jack
... Pilot
... Cassie
... Johnny the Fox
... Scawldy
... Lucy
... Jilly Miranda
... Burt Miranda
Jarret Thomas ... Kid #1
... Clark Hayes
Matthew Davis ... Booty
Madeline Parquette ... Pilot's Mom
George Spielvogel III ... Boneman
Sean Dalgarn ... Softboy (as Sean Michael Dalgarn)
... Steven
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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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It started as a desperate escape and became the wildest ride of their lives. See more »

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Crime | Drama

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

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26 March 2002 (USA)  »

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A Leonard Cohen Afterworld  »

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$14,000,000 (estimated)
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It was intended for a September 2001 theatrical release. See more »

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A URL is painted on the side of a parked trailer. It's partially blanked out in one shot but visible from another camera angle. No company would have been advertising a web site in 1994. See more »

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Pilot Kelson: So, it was cool, you know? I told her about my troubles and she was like, 'sexual confusion's a tricky thing'. Sexual confusion? I mean, easy on the sexual confusion tip, baby. You make me sound like a guy in a raincoat with a fistful of vaseline, you know?
[laughs]
Pilot Kelson: Sexual confusion... I mean, you don't think I have sexual confusion, do you...?
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References The Dukes of Hazzard (1979) See more »

Soundtracks

You Can't Quit Me Baby
Written by Josh Homme
Performed by Queens of the Stone Age
Courtesy of Lakeshore Records
By Arrangement with Ocean Park Music Group
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Much Better Than These Reviews
13 January 2003 | by See 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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