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Highway 61 (1991)

R | | Comedy, Music | 24 April 1992 (USA)
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A small-town barber goes on a road trip from Thunder Bay to New Orleans with an unpredictable woman and a coffin.

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Bruce McDonald
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Valerie Buhagiar ... Jackie Bangs
Don McKellar ... Pokey Jones
Earl Pastko Earl Pastko ... Mr. Skin (a.k.a. Satan)
Peter Breck ... Mr. Watson
Art Bergmann Art Bergmann ... Otto
Jello Biafra ... Customs Agent #1
Hadley Obodiac Hadley Obodiac ... Customs Agent #2
Tav Falco Tav Falco ... Motorcycle Gang Leader
Tracy Wright ... Margo
Johnny Askwith Johnny Askwith ... Claude
Namir Khan Namir Khan ... Funeral Director
Steve Fall Steve Fall ... Jeffrey The Corpse
Larry Hudson Larry Hudson ... Nathan - Manservant
Elizabeth Pritchard Elizabeth Pritchard ... Louise Watson
Chantal Ettles Chantal Ettles ... Missie Watson
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Storyline

A naive Canadian barber who knows US popular culture inside and out meets a flamboyant roadie who needs someone to drive her and her "brother's" corpse to New Orleans. Chaos ensues after the barber agrees to drive her, the corpse, and the drugs stashed within all the way. Written by Anonymous

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The most twisted part of this road is the people on it. See more »

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Comedy | Music

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Country:

Canada

Language:

English

Release Date:

24 April 1992 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

A 61-es főút See more »

Filming Locations:

Duluth, Minnesota, USA See more »

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Gross USA:

$291,645
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Dolby

Color:

Color

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1.85 : 1
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Iggy Pop was originally set to play Otto before Art Bergmann got the part. See more »

Goofs

In one shot the car is traveling in the wrong direction. Before they cross the border into the USA, they cross a river on a bridge. The river must be flowing east towards Lake Superior, so the camera is also pointed east. But the car is traveling from right to left, which means it must be traveling north, not south. See more »

Quotes

Louise Watson: I'm going on tour this year until I get a record contract, then I'm going to make a video. Then they're going to make a video of us and we're going to be famous. Then Mommy's going to come back and live with us. And when I grow up I'm going to do solo projects and get married to someone famous but I'm not sure who exactly.
Mr. Skin (A.K.A. Satan): Who told you all this?
Louise Watson: My Daddy.
Mr. Skin a.k.a. Satan: You're Daddy's lying. None of this is going to happen. You know why? Because you're ugly. I'm sorry to say it, but you're an ugly little girl...
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good weird road trip
19 January 2016 | by SnoopyStyleSee all my reviews

Pokey Jones (Don McKellar) is a naive small town barber in northern Ontario. He dreams of getting out and playing his trumpet. One morning, he finds a frozen corpse. Jackie Bangs (Valerie Buhagiar) is a tough roadie who rides the bus to the end of the line. She pretends to be the dead man's sister and smuggle stolen drugs across the border. The dead man sold Mr. Skin his soul who now wants the body. Jackie can't get a ride hitchhiking to New Orleans and Pokey offers to drive Highway 61 all the way south.

Director Bruce McDonald reunites his Roadkill actors McKellar, Buhagiar and others in another weird Canadian indie. McKellar and Buhagiar are great together just like before. Earl Pastko is wonderfully weird. The father and his three daughters are great material. Mr. Skin telling the little girl that she's ugly is terrific. Nobody names a girl Florida. It's an outsider indie with a lot great weird stuff.


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