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Highway (2002)

R | | Crime, Drama | 26 March 2002 (USA)
After Jack gets caught with a Vegas mobster'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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James Cox

Writer:

Scott Rosenberg
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Jared Leto ... Jack
Jake Gyllenhaal ... Pilot
Selma Blair ... Cassie
John C. McGinley ... Johnny the Fox
Jeremy Piven ... Scawldy
Arden Myrin ... Lucy
Kimberley Kates ... Jilly Miranda
Mark Rolston ... Burt Miranda
Jarret Thomas Jarret Thomas ... Kid #1
Stephen Shellen ... Clark Hayes
Matthew Davis Matthew Davis ... Booty
Madeline Parquette Madeline Parquette ... Pilot's Mom
George Spielvogel III George Spielvogel III ... Boneman
M.C. Gainey ... Steven
Conrad Goode ... Gibby
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Storyline

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 »

Genres:

Crime | Drama

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

26 March 2002 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

A Leonard Cohen Afterworld See more »

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Budget:

$14,000,000 (estimated)
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

It was intended for a September 2001 theatrical release. See more »

Goofs

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 »

Quotes

Shanks: [walks up to Pilot] You the boyfriend? You like alligator dick?
[touches Pilot's lips]
Shanks: Like to suck it?
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Connections

References The Dukes of Hazzard (1979) See more »

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The Innocent
Written by Guy Pinhas, Greg Rogers, Pete Stahl and Greg Anderson
Performed by Goatsnake
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just a fun time
9 April 2006 | by drspookyfoxSee all my reviews

This is a well-acted and perfectly cast movie about a bunch of people on the outskirts of life whose mistakes carry them in the same direction: Seattle. You may not feel deeply enlightened when it's over, but you will have a bunch of laughs on the way. I don't know what happened to this film... it just slipped through the cracks and so everyone passes it off as uninteresting, but I rather thought it was one of those overlooked jewels you are glad to have discovered. The characters are eminently likable and have those appropriate, somewhat subdued emotional journeys that give the film it's real direction. Without a doubt worth the rent.


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