Highway 61

Highway 61

Director: Bruce McDonald Cast: Don McKellar, Valerie Buhagiar, Earl Pastko

VHS

Overview

Highway 61 is an offbeat, comedic road movie about a small-town Canadian barber (Don McKellar) who finds a dead body. When a woman claiming to be the corpse's roadie sister (Valerie Buhagiar), arrives in town, he agrees to drive her and the body from Ontario to New Orleans, following Highway 61 over the entire journey. Along the way, they meet several odd characters. Though the story is poorly-paced, it has enough off-center humor and the performances are engaging enough to make it worthwhile. Rockers Jello Biafra and Tav Falco make cameos.

Product Details

Release Date: 11/11/1998
UPC: 0097361510132
Original Release: 1991
Rating: R
Source: Paramount

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Don McKellar Pokey Jones
Valerie Buhagiar Jackie Bangs
Earl Pastko Mr. Skin/"Satan"
Jello Biafra 1st Customs Agent
Dog: Sweety Iggy Pup
Peter Breck Mr. Watson
Art Bergmann Otto
Hadley Obodiac 2nd Customs Agent
Tav Falco Motorcycle Gang Leader
Tracy Wright Margo
Johnny Askwith Claude
Namir Khan Funeral Director
Steve Fall Jeffrey-the Corpse
Larry Hudson Nathan-the Manservant
Elizabeth Pritchard Louise Watson
Chantal Ettles Missie Watson
Alithea Watters Minnie Watson
Ellen Carlisle Mother
Brooks Rapley Mother's Little Helper
Ann Shipman Pickerel Falls Reporter
Michael Vendruscolo Pickerel Falls Photographer
David McFarlane Satan's Neighbor
Peter Lynch Angry Bingo Man
Alma Doyle Bingo Angry Woman
Caroline Gillis Bingo Attendant
Ray Gabourie Bingo Caller
Jimmy Watson Highway Panhandler
Willie Selkirk Motel Clerk
Robert Theodore Rock Band Manager
Kevin Carlisle 1st Rock Band Member
Charlie Azzopardi 2nd Rock Band Member
Jimmy Lynch 3rd Rock Band Member
Ken Sinclair 4th Rock Band Member
Lad Shaga Gun Dealer
Clarence Haynes Motel Meat Eater
E.G. Daniels Motel Vegetarian
Jay Pattison Bus Driver

Technical Credits
Bruce McDonald Director,Producer,Screenwriter
Miroslaw Baszak Cinematographer
Ian Brock Art Director
Colin Brunton Producer
Allan Magee Original Story
Don McKellar Screenwriter
Michael Pacek Editor
Nash the Slash Score Composer

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