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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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No rules, no boundaries. See more »


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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

When the movie starts and the two guys are discussing mythological wish-granters, there is a small sign on the bar wall that says "I'd rather be driving a MW." The "MW" is from the "BMW" logo, with the "B" missing. Later, when Neal (James Marsden) is driving his new car, the logo has the "MW" missing. See more »

Goofs

The website Neal calls up at the beginning of the movie is misspelled as "majordesicion.com" (the correct spelling being "decision", not "desicion"). 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 Starry Night (1889) by Vincent Van Gogh Oil on Canvas, 29 x 36 1/4" (73.7 x 92.1 cm) The Museum of Modern Art, New York, Acquired through the Lillie P. Bliss Bequest. Reproduced from photograph, ©2000 The Museum of Modern Art, New York. See more »

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References Back to the Future (1985) See more »

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On The Sunny Side Of The Street
Performed by Frank Sinatra
Written by Jimmy McHugh, Dorothy Fields
Used by permission of EMI Mills Music Inc. (ASCAP)/Cotton Club Publishing
Administered by Universal-MCA Music Publishing, ADO Universal Studios Inc.
(ASCAP)/Shapiro, Bernstein & Co. Inc. (ASCAP)
Courtesy of Capitol Records
Under License From EMI-Capitol Music Special Markets
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It Just Might Surprise You
18 November 2009 | by TopgallantSee all my reviews

I watched this the other night on my Roku box and found myself thoroughly entertained. Sure, it's not perfect. James Marsden, playing the main character, seems to be channeling a young Tom Cruise a lot of the time. And some of the situations or adventures he finds himself in come across as a little forced, as if there's a point to be made and damned if the writer/director, Bob Gale, is going to let anyone stop him from making it. But don't let these things interfere with your viewing enjoyment. The story, the cameos, the subtext and the movie's rhythm work like a charm. Oh, yeah, by the way, charm is the operative word.

This movie comes to you with some serious pedigree. Bob Gale, the writer/director, wrote Back to the Future, one of the cleanest, sharpest movies ever made. Whether you like this type of film (mystical, fantasy) or not, you have to agree Back to the Future is flawless from a purely technical, three-act point of view. Interstate 60 has this same kind of flawless energy. So often today movies get re-written and massaged to the point where structure falls by the wayside to make room for more effects and whammies. Other movies seem so formulaic it's as if they were written by a computer.

Basically, Interstate 60 is a fantasy road movie. It's Homer on acid. Or Ken Keasey on a magical mystery tour. Actually, it's more like Gulliver's Travels. If you like Gulliver's Travels, you'll like this.


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