Highway 61

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 ...
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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.
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Special Features

Commentary with Don McKellar and film critic Geoff Pevere; Theatrical TV spots; Short films selected by Bruce McDonald; Cast & crew bios; 5.1 surround sound
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 1/30/2007
  • UPC: 778854156494
  • Original Release: 1991
  • Rating:

  • Source: Shadow
  • Time: 1:42:00
  • Format: DVD
  • Sales rank: 38,761

Cast & Crew

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

Disc #1 -- Highway 61
1. Opening Credits [9:15]
2. Dye Job [9:09]
3. In the Body [3:30]
4. Something You Should See [5:10]
5. It's My Body [8:04]
6. South on 61 [4:32]
7. Morning [5:37]
8. Was He Famous [8:02]
9. Let's Go for a Walk [7:19]
10. Jackie's Here [8:51]
11. Stray Cat Motel [4:24]
12. Goodbye [4:27]
13. I Won't Cut You [7:53]
14. He's Nobody [6:31]
15. Small Town Barber [5:39]
16. End Credits [4:03]
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Menu

Disc #1 -- Highway 61
   Play Movie
   Scene Index
   Special Features
      Commentary With Don McKellar & Film Critic Geoff Pevere
      The Bruce McDonald Burnout Film Festival
         The Interview
         Midwest of Eden
         The Forest Gnome
      Theatrical TV Spot 1
      Theatrical TV Spot 2
      Cast & Crew Bios
         Bruce McDonald
         Don McKellar
         Valerie Buhagiar
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