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Human Highway (1982)

The new owner of a roadside diner stuck in a town built around an always leaking nuclear power plant plans to torch the place to collect insurance. However, an assortment of bizare ... See full summary »

Directors:

Dean Stockwell, Neil Young (as Bernard Shakey)

Writers:

Neil Young (screenplay) (as Bernard Shakey), Jeanne Field (screenplay) | 3 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Neil Young ... Lionel Switch / Frankie Fontaine
Russ Tamblyn ... Fred Kelly
Dean Stockwell ... Otto Quartz
Dennis Hopper ... Cracker / Stranger
Charlotte Stewart ... Charlotte Goodnight
Sally Kirkland ... Kathryn
Geraldine Baron Geraldine Baron ... Irene
Gerald Casale Gerald Casale ... Nuclear Garbageperson (as Jerry Casale)
Mark Mothersbaugh ... Nuclear Garbageperson / Booji Boy
Bob Casale ... Nuclear Garbageperson
Robert Mothersbaugh Robert Mothersbaugh ... Nuclear Garbageperson (as Bob Mothersbaugh)
Alan Myers Alan Myers ... Nuclear Garbageperson
Pegi Young ... Biker Girl
Mickey Fox ... Mrs. Robinson
Danny Tucker Danny Tucker ... Arthur
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Storyline

The new owner of a roadside diner stuck in a town built around an always leaking nuclear power plant plans to torch the place to collect insurance. However, an assortment of bizare characters and weird events (such as spaceships flying around) gets in his way. Written by Parca Mortem <icy_shadow@rocketmail.com>

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When love and fate collide

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Comedy | Drama | Sci-Fi

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

September 1982 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Human Highway See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Shakey Pictures See more »
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

| (director's cut)

Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
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Trivia

Dennis Hopper and Dean Stockwell also starred together in Blue Velvet (1986), Tracks (1976), Chasers (1994), Catchfire (1990), The Venice Project (1999), and The Cool School (2008). Stockwell and Russ Tamblyn have appeared together in The Boy with Green Hair (1948), Win, Place or Steal (1974), and Quantum Leap: Thou Shalt Not... - February 2, 1974 (1989). All three previously appeared together in The Last Movie (1971). See more »

Quotes

[the scene is a post-apocalyptic wasteland]
Booji Boy: Where did everyone go? Talk about a weenie roast!
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Crazy Credits

Watch for Human Highway III See more »

Alternate Versions

In 2015 a Director's Cut was released to film festivals around the world. This new cut was re-edited from digital transfers of the original negatives. It features new footage, special effects, audio and other narrative devices. See more »

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Referenced in Best Worst Movie (2009) See more »

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New wavers and hippies get together and make weird movie.
11 August 1999 | by choppy-4See all my reviews

Why don't they make movies like this any more? Sure it's a stupid movie. Sure, it's pointless too. But damn, if it isn't cool. Best part is forced perspective set and Devo deconstructing "My My Hey Hey!" Plus, look for Neil doing a one of a kind "shovel dance!"


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