Highway 61 (1991)

Genres - Comedy  |   Sub-Genres - Road Movie  |   Release Date - Apr 24, 1992 (USA)  |   Run Time - 110 min.  |   Countries - Canada, UK, USA  |   MPAA Rating - R
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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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corpse, sister, accident, cross-country, death, music, on-the-road, rock-music, village