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Human Highway (1982)

The new owner of a roadside diner stuck in a town built around an always leaking nuclear power plant plans to torch the place to collect insurance. However, an assortment of bizare ... See full summary »

Directors:

Dean Stockwell, Neil Young (as Bernard Shakey)

Writers:

Neil Young (screenplay) (as Bernard Shakey), Jeanne Field (screenplay) | 3 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Neil Young ... Lionel Switch / Frankie Fontaine
Russ Tamblyn ... Fred Kelly
Dean Stockwell ... Otto Quartz
Dennis Hopper ... Cracker / Stranger
Charlotte Stewart ... Charlotte Goodnight
Sally Kirkland ... Kathryn
Geraldine Baron Geraldine Baron ... Irene
Gerald Casale Gerald Casale ... Nuclear Garbageperson (as Jerry Casale)
Mark Mothersbaugh ... Nuclear Garbageperson / Booji Boy
Bob Casale ... Nuclear Garbageperson
Robert Mothersbaugh Robert Mothersbaugh ... Nuclear Garbageperson (as Bob Mothersbaugh)
Alan Myers Alan Myers ... Nuclear Garbageperson
Pegi Young ... Biker Girl
Mickey Fox ... Mrs. Robinson
Danny Tucker Danny Tucker ... Arthur
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Storyline

The new owner of a roadside diner stuck in a town built around an always leaking nuclear power plant plans to torch the place to collect insurance. However, an assortment of bizare characters and weird events (such as spaceships flying around) gets in his way. Written by Parca Mortem <icy_shadow@rocketmail.com>

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When love and fate collide

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Comedy | Drama | Sci-Fi

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Trivia

Three of the leads of this film went on to work with director David Lynch in the following decade. Dean Stockwell appeared in Dune (1984) and Blue Velvet (1986), the latter of which also starred Dennis Hopper. Russ Tamblyn appeared on Twin Peaks (1990). See more »

Quotes

[the scene is a post-apocalyptic wasteland]
Booji Boy: Where did everyone go? Talk about a weenie roast!
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Crazy Credits

Watch for Human Highway III See more »

Alternate Versions

In 2015 a Director's Cut was released to film festivals around the world. This new cut was re-edited from digital transfers of the original negatives. It features new footage, special effects, audio and other narrative devices. See more »

Connections

Referenced in Best Worst Movie (2009) See more »

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I will never put down Neil Young again.
11 February 2001 | by Jill-68See all my reviews

I'm watching this movie in anticipation of catching my two favorite actors, Dean Stockwell & Dennis Hopper, in a couple of offbeat roles....but wait, is that Devo? And who is the weird character in the doll's mask? And why is the art direction so...arty? And Neil Young, with buck teeth and thick glasses, acting like a kid brother of Jerry Lewis....hold on, this ain't no offbeat movie - this movie is so OFF the beat, it's incredibly hip! I couldn't stop watching the damn thing....yep, Neil is really singing "Tonight" from West Side Story while wiping the windshield, 'cause, you see, Russ Tamblyn is his buddy, and, oh forget it.....Then, to find out Dean Stockwell and Russ Tamblyn helped write this production...and, what, you say Stockwell directed it? I'm in love. And I will never put down Neil Young, either.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

September 1982 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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Company Credits

Production Co:

Shakey Pictures See more »
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

| (director's cut)

Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
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