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Interstate 60: Episodes of the Road (2002)

Neal Oliver, a very confused young man and an artist (played by James Marsden) takes a journey of a lifetime on a highway I60 that doesn't exist on any of the maps, going to the places he never even heard of, searching for an answer and his dreamgirl.

Director:

Bob Gale

Writer:

Bob Gale
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Matthew Edison ... Quincy
Paul Brogren Paul Brogren ... Zack
Wayne Robson ... Tolbert (Deep Stomach)
Gary Oldman ... O.W. Grant
Michael J. Fox ... Mr. Baker
James Marsden ... Neal Oliver
Melyssa Ade Melyssa Ade ... Sally
John Bourgeois ... Dad
Roz Michaels ... Mom
Amy Stewart ... Nancy
Christopher Lloyd ... Ray
Jonathan Whittaker ... Dr. Craig
Mark Lutz ... Frank
Krista Leis Krista Leis ... Ann
Michael Rhoades Michael Rhoades ... Kirby
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Storyline

Neal Oliver is a young artist, but his father doesn't like his choice and wants him to go to Oxford. Everything changes after Neal's meeting with O.W.Grant, who grants exactly one wish per person, as his name suggests. Neal wishes for answers, and so he must travel to the nonexistent Danver by the nonexistent Interstate 60. In this trip he hopes to find the girl of his dreams, following the trail of her photos on the advertising stands along the route. Many encounters await him ahead. Will he receive what he asked for? Written by Valery Prikhodko

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It began as a wish, became an adventure, and ended as the ultimate road trip. See more »


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for language and sexual references | See all certifications »
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Country:

Canada | USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

10 September 2003 (Philippines) See more »

Also Known As:

Interstate 60 See more »

Filming Locations:

Cannington, Ontario, Canada See more »

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Budget:

$7,000,000 (estimated)
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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

As mentioned in the movie, there is no Interstate 60 in the The Dwight D. Eisenhower National System of Interstate and Defense Highways in the United States. If there were, its eastern end would likely be north of Raleigh, North Carolina (Interstate 40), and south of Richmond, Virginia (Interstate 64). Its western end could be south of Monroe, Utah (Interstate 70), and north of Barstow, California (Interstate 40). Of course, it might not necessarily be nearly coast to coast either, but just to give an idea. See more »

Goofs

Seconds after Neal wakes up in the hospital after being knocked cold, clearly disoriented and unsure where he is, his sister comes in. He tells her the doctors want to "keep me overnight, to log some tests in the morning." How does he know this? See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Neal Oliver: [voiceover] Given an infinite universe and infinite time, all things will happen. That means that every event is inevitable, including those that are impossible. And it's as good an explanation for all of this as anything else. Now, a lot of stories start in bars, so that's where we're going to start this one. Not because I was there - I wasn't. But because it's a damn good introduction to a very unique... fellow.
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The end credits testify "No computer or miniatures were used to create or enhance the destruction of any vehicles in this movie". See more »

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References Back to the Future (1985) See more »

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Crescent Moon
Written by Chen Dacan & Xu Pingxin
Published by KPM/APM (ASCAP)
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Under-rated and Under-distributed
4 August 2004 | by LumacorSee all my reviews

The only way I got to see this film, was to order it online from amazon.com and ship it over from the US. I can't even remember how I came across hearing of the film, I think I was just browsing the net one day and saw the name 'Bob Gale' attached.

I'm a huge fan of the BTTF series, and pretty much appreciate all works done by cast and crew of the series in other titles. Robert Zemeckis, Bob Gale, Christopher Lloyd, and the great MJF to name a few! So how come I'd never heard of this film 'Interstate 60', as it contains 3 of the 4 aforementioned magical ingredients (albeit the 2 actors in secondary roles).

Intrigued, I set about attempting to obtain the movie, which proved more painstaking than trying to remove barbed wire from your rear end.

Nowhere in the UK has it or had even heard of it, there was no cinema release, no straight-to-video, nothing. Not even big Brit name Gary Oldman (who appears for his fair share in the film), or legend Kurt Russell seemed to have secured its distribution.

Anyway, to the film, I think it has to be seen to be appreciated, I rate the plot quite well, with its quirky and surreal sense of humour. The direction and camera work are fantastic (albeit a little rough around the edges) for a low-end budget film, and is something Bob Gale should be proud of for his first outing as a director. The narrative element from BTTF, using the main character as eyes and ears for the audience is again used to good effect, and is once again an engrossing way to tell the story in 'Interstate 60'.

Perhaps big distributors felt that the film was too odd, or strange to merit a push for release, which is a shame, as it's a hidden gem and well worth shipping over international waters anywhere. Strangely enough, it seems as though its one of the only films amazon will ship over to another country (so maybe they know its true value).

If your at all interesting or intrigued as I first was, then you should definitely attempt to get hold of the film while its still about.


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