Highway 61

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Movie Info

Pokey Jones (Don McKellar), a Canadian barber who plays jazz on the side, has his life turned upside down when a corpse turns up near his home. Jackie (Valerie Buhagier), a roadie, says that the dead man is her sibling and begs Pokey to help get the body back to New Orleans. Pokey agrees, completely unaware that Valerie's real plan is to transport drugs across the border. They are followed by the satanic Mr. Skin (Earl Pastko), who claims ownership of the body and the soul contained therein.

Cast & Crew

Don McKellar
Pokey Jones
Valerie Buhagier
Jackie Bangs
Jello Biafra
Customs Agent 1
Peter Breck
Mr. Watson

Critic Reviews for Highway 61

Audience Reviews for Highway 61

  • Apr 24, 2014
    Bruce McDonald makes a minor classic helped by the unforgettable McKellar and Buhagiar who meet the most bizarre people in a voyage down a highway and through musical history.
    John B Super Reviewer
  • Oct 12, 2010
    Another sign that Bruce MacDonalds Canada's best director.
    ZACHO D Super Reviewer
  • Feb 01, 2009
    This is a strange movie. A nerdy barber (Pokey) lands up on a road trip from Ontario to New Orleans with a corpse and worldly singer (Jackie) who convinced him to make the trip. All sorts of interesting and strange things happen along the way - visiting Bob Dillon's childhood home, meeting Jackie's former band mates, having a disagreement with Satan, etc. It's a great film.
    Red L Super Reviewer
  • Oct 17, 2007
    Culty low-budget canadian indie was pretty good. Alot of it was shot near my hometown as well.
    Wu C Super Reviewer

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