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The story of a small-town barber (Don McKellar) who teams up with a roadie (Valerie Buhagiar, Roadkill) as they pack a corpse on the roof of a '63 Ford Galaxy 500 and set off on a high-emission odyssey featuring a traveling feast of gothic weirdness from northern Canada to New Orleans. Written by and starring Tony winner Don McKellar, this is the third and final leg of director Bruce McDonald's road trilogy also featuring best-sellers Hard Core Logo and Roadkill.


Studio Music Video Dist
SKU 203364607
UPC 778854156494
UPC 14 00778854156494
Format DVD
Release Date 1/30/2007
Aspect Ratio
Widescreen  1.85:1
Name Mckellar,Don
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Cast & Crew
Allan Magee, et. al. - Writer
Bruce McDonald - Director
Colin Brunton - Producer
Daniel Salerno - Executive Producer
Don McKellar - Actor
Earl Pastko - Actor
Jello Biafra - Actor
Michael Pacek - Editor
Miroslaw Baszak - Cinematographer
Nash the Slash - Original Music By
Tony Kenny - Original Music By
Valerie Buhagiar - Actor
ReviewSource Chicago Sun-Times
Review "Highway 61" opens up north in the Canadian hamlet of Pickerel Falls, where an earnest young man named Pokey Jones operates a barber shop and hangs out with his buddies...That's the setup for "Highway 61," a good-natured, oddball road comedy that travels from Ontario to Louisiana while hardly encountering anybody along the way who is not a prime candidate for one of those tabloid TV shows...What's good about it are the performances by McKellar and Buhagiar, who look surprisingly like real people and not like movie actors, and a rock sound track by Nash the Slash, a group (or person) previously unknown to me, that's fun to listen to. McKellar also wrote the movie, and puts in a lot of quiet little conversational twists, small whimsical observations and wistful asides, that are as insubstantial as the wind, but leave a nice lingering tone.
Reviewer Roger Ebert
ReviewRating 8
ReviewSource Movieline Magazine
Review Highway 61, a very low-budget Canadian road picture, has the virtue of genuine eccentricity. A small-town barber and a jaded groupie, emblems of innocence and experience, fall in love as they travel through colorful locations from Thunder Bay to New Orleans. Not all of the movie has the inspired lunacy of one episode in which our hero and heroine visit some retired rock stars who run around their Memphis mansion shooting chickens while Tom Jones croons "It's Not Unusual" on the soundtrack, but much of it is piquantly funny.
Reviewer Stephen Farber
ReviewRating 7
Product Attributes
Actor Mckellar,Don
Label Eclectic Dvd Distribution
Music Format DVD
Video Format DVD
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