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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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All your answers will be questioned. 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

This is Bob Gale's directorial debut after being Robert Zemeckis' associate for many years. See more »

Goofs

When Neal wakes up in the hospital, after delivering the package, he finds a playing card in a flower arrangement. As he looks at the face of the playing card, the back is clearly visible to the camera right-side-up. When he flips the card over to view the back, the back appears right-side-up to him, instead of correctly up-side-down. 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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Crazy Credits

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 »

Soundtracks

I Get A Kick Out Of You
Performed by Frank Sinatra
Written by Cole Porter
Published by Warner Bros Music Inc. (ASCAP)
Courtesy of Capitol Records
Under License From EMI-Capitol Music Special Markets
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One of the best films I've seen in a long time!
16 October 2003 | by KatatoniaSee all my reviews

Once in awhile there's a film that comes along that is amazingly fresh in it's idea. Interstate 60 is one of the best movies I've seen recently. I saw in a rental store and there was only one copy they had. I didn't see it in on the shelves of the other rental chains I usually visit several times per week. I debated whether or not I should even rent the movie. But, it had Christopher Lloyd in it...so it couldn't be that bad.

I was very surprised at how much I enjoyed the movie. It's fun and utterly different than what I was expecting it to be. Interstate 60 cannot be classified into a single genre. It is many genres, from fantasy to comedy, to romance, to drama...and back again switching between these and so much more.

The script is very well written, with many memorable lines of intelligent dialogue. There are several notable cameos by high profile actors such as Michael J. Fox, Ann-Margret, and Kurt Russell. All of their performances made use of their stellar acting abilities. Another must see role was played by Chris Cooper.

Interstate 60 should really have had a wide theatrical distribution. It has the look and feel of a big budget movie, and surely has a wide ranging appeal. A lot happens in this movie and that is a good thing! It's a shame that a lot of people will probably never see or hear of the movie. If you can find it around you should definitely rent it. You also couldn't go wrong with just buying it, I know it is next on my list of movies to buy for my personal collection. I give this exceptional movie a 10 rating out of a possible 10!


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