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Highway 61

Rating:R (for language and a scene of sensuality)
Release Date:April 24, 1992
Running time:102 minutes
Cast:Valerie Buhagiar, Don McKellar, Earl Pastko, Peter Breck, Art Bergmann
Director:Bruce McDonald
Producer:Colin Brunton, Bruce McDonald
Writer:Don McKellar, Allan Magee, Bruce McDonald
Distributor:Skouras Pictures Inc

Description: 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.~ Stephen Thomas Erlewine, All Movie Guide

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