Highway

January 3, 2002 0 By Fans
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Plot

Jack is caught with the wife of his employer, a Vegas thug. The thug sends goons after Jack, who convinces his best friend…

Release Year: 2002

Rating: 6.0/10 (3,342 voted)

Director:
James Cox

Stars: Kimberley Kates, Jared Leto, Jake Gyllenhaal

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?

Cast:

Jared Leto

Jack Hayes


Jake Gyllenhaal

Pilot Kelson


Selma Blair

Cassie


John C. McGinley

Johnny the Fox


Jeremy Piven

Scawldy


Kimberley Kates

Jilly Miranda


Arden Myrin

Lucy


Mark Rolston

Burt Miranda


Jarret Thomas

Kid #1


Stephen Shellen

Clark Hayes


Matthew Davis

Booty


Madeline Parquette

Pilot's Mom


George Spielvogel III

Boneman


Sean Dalgarn

Softboy

(as Sean Michael Dalgarn)


M.C. Gainey

Steven

Taglines:
Come as you are

Release Date: 3 Jan 2002

Filming Locations: International Fountain – 305 Harrison Street, Seattle Center, Seattle, Washington, USA



Box Office Details

Budget: $14,000,000

(estimated)



Technical Specs

Runtime:

Goofs:

Anachronisms:
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.

Quotes:

Pilot Kelson:
[after the alligator boy screams]
That be a cry laden with pain and sorrow



User Review

Much Better Than These Reviews

Rating: 10/10

What's going on with the low ratings of this amazing film? A film filled
with quirky scenes and outstanding character bits, this movie has plenty of
stuff to keep any film buff intrigued and happy. The two leads do a great
job of playing off one another in their madcap escape from inevitable
danger, while meeting up with a very odd assortment of characters, such as
Jeremy Piven as an off-the-wall drug dealer whose monologue is one of the
more dynamic in recent film history; or John McGinley's off-beat role; or
Selma Blair's warm and caring nature; or the strange alligator boy; or
Seatle's grunge scene; or lots of clever lines of dialog handled quite well
by Jared and Jake. This film deserves a round of second opinions, because
it's a hell of a lot better than the reviews suggest.