Lost Highway
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Lost Highway

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Director: David Lynch

Cast: Bill Pullman, Balthazar Getty

     
 

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Five years after the critical and commercial disappointment of Twin Peaks: Fire Walk With Me, director David Lynch returned to the big screen with this cryptic thriller about confused identities and erotic obsession. Fred (Bill Pullman) is an avant-garde jazz saxophonist who shares a luxurious but fashionably barren house with his wife Renee (Patricia Arquette)See more details below

Overview

Five years after the critical and commercial disappointment of Twin Peaks: Fire Walk With Me, director David Lynch returned to the big screen with this cryptic thriller about confused identities and erotic obsession. Fred (Bill Pullman) is an avant-garde jazz saxophonist who shares a luxurious but fashionably barren house with his wife Renee (Patricia Arquette). Fred suspects that Renee may be unfaithful to him, but realizes he has bigger things to worry about when a series of videotapes appear at his door that prove someone is watching his home from the outside and inside. When Renee is found murdered, Fred finds himself behind bars, but one morning Fred is no longer in his cell. He has seemingly been transformed into Pete Drayton (Balthazar Getty), a young auto mechanic who foolishly allowed himself to get involved with the wife of gangster Dick Laurent (Robert Loggia), a luscious blonde named Alice who looks exactly like Renee.

Editorial Reviews

All Movie Guide - Lucia Bozzola
Another extreme exploration of the darkness within, Lost Highway (1997) marked David Lynch's cinematic and artistic comeback after Twin Peaks: Fire Walk With Me (1992). A bold move away from typical Hollywood narrative, Lynch and co-writer Barry Gifford craft a quintessentially Lynch-ian mind game of multiple identities, heroes, villains, and femme fatales that defies conventional space and time. Spiked with such evocative film noir images as a highway at night and a burning cabin, Lost Highway's tale of jealousy, murder, and retribution becomes the ultimate noir fever dream of sexual terror, yearning, and violence, yet Lynch still finds a hopeful space for woozy romance between Balthazar Getty and Natasha Gregson Wagner. Even as the story flies out of control (though Robert Blake's disturbing "Mystery Man" seems to know all the answers), Lost Highway remains a sound/image tour de force, particularly in the ultra-moody first half before the cacophony explodes in the second half. Making its perversity the prime attraction, Lost Highway's ads trumpeted its two thumbs down from mainstream critics Roger Ebert and Gene Siskel; Lynch's next film, The Straight Story (1999), however, precisely lived up to its title.

Product Details

Release Date:
03/25/2008
UPC:
0025195018111
Original Release:
1997
Rating:
R
Source:
Universal Studios
Region Code:
1
Presentation:
[Wide Screen]
Time:
2:00:00
Sales rank:
22,965

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Bill Pullman Fred Madison
Patricia Arquette Alice Wakefield,Renee Madison
Balthazar Getty Pete Dayton
Robert Blake Mystery Man
Robert Loggia Mr. Eddy/Dick Laurent
Natasha Gregson Wagner Sheila
Richard Pryor Arnie
Lisa Boyle Marian
Michael Massee Andy
Jack Nance Phi
Jack Kehler Guard Johnny Mack
Henry Rollins Guard Henry
Gene Ross Warden Clements
Scott Coffey Teddy
Gary Busey Bill Dayton
John Roselius Al
Lou Eppolito Ed
Jennifer Syme Junkie Girl
Marilyn Manson Porn actor
Twiggy Ramirez Porn actor
Angelo Badalamenti Conductor

Technical Credits
David Lynch Director,Screenwriter,Sound/Sound Designer
Barry Adamson Songwriter
Angelo Badalamenti Score Composer,Songwriter
Scott Cameron Asst. Director
Peter Deming Cinematographer
Barry Gifford Screenwriter
Elaine J. Huzzar Casting
Leslie Morales Set Decoration/Design
Deepak Nayar Producer
Pat Norris Production Designer
Johanna Ray Casting
Tom Sternberg Producer
Mary Sweeney Editor,Producer
Susumu Tokunow Sound/Sound Designer

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Scene Index

Disc #1 -- Lost Highway
1. Main Titles [3:02]
2. Beginning of the End [6:52]
3. Dreaming [9:02]
4. Watched [8:35]
5. Invited Guest [5:44]
6. Committed [6:42]
7. Found Guilty [11:27]
8. Uncertain [7:38]
9. No Problem [9:05]
10. Go for a Drive [4:52]
11. Magic Moment [8:23]
12. Remember Anything? [5:26]
13. Part of the Deal [4:51]
14. We Meet Again [4:37]
15. On the Job [4:28]
16. Why Me? [9:19]
17. Bad Coincidence [9:16]
18. End Titles [10:44]

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