Highway 61


1h 50m 1991

Brief Synopsis

A rock 'n' roller and a barber take to the highways for a roadtrip to deliver a body from Canada to New Orleans.

Film Details

MPAA Rating
Release Date
1991
Production Company
Available Lighting, Inc.; Film House Entertainment; Filmfour International; Films Effects; Ontario Film Development Corporation; Revolver Entertainment; TTlTfilm Canada; Vortex Words + Pictures
Distribution Company
CINEPLEX ODEON FILMS/SKOURAS PICTURES, INC.; Cineplex Odeon Films; Cineplex Odeon Films; Paramount Home Media
Location
Toronto, Ontario, Canada; New Orleans, Louisiana, USA; Memphis, Tennessee, USA

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 50m

Synopsis

A rock 'n' roller and a barber take to the highways for a roadtrip to deliver a body from Canada to New Orleans.

Crew

Don Allen

Special Thanks (Revolver Films)

Joe Allen

Other

Johnny Askwith

Bestboy/Swing Grip

Robin Bachman

Song ("Roll On Down The Highway")

Bob Barrett

Electronic Press Kit

Jeff Barry

Song ("Sugar, Sugar")

Derek J Baskerville

Costume Designer

Miroslaw Baszak

Director Of Photography

Art Bergmann

Song Performer ("Can'T Change This World")

Art Bergmann

Song

Michael Bickel

Boom Operator

Michael Bickel

Assistant Dialogue Editor

Douglas Brisbois

Location Manager

Ian Brock

Art Director

Daniel Brooks

Other

Colin Brunton

Producer

Bruno Bryniarski

2nd Assistant Director

Cori Burchell

Wardrobe Mistress

Kevan Buss

Other

John Cameron

Assistant Editor

Boozoo Chavis

Song

Boozoo Chavis

Song Performer ("Zydeco Heehaw")

Brian Cole

Generator Operator

David Cronenberg

Special Thanks

Andrae Crouch

Song ("Can'T Nobody Do Me Like Jesus")

Tony Currie

Adr Editor

Brenda Davis

Researcher

Lucy Disanto

Song ("Dance")

Steve Donald

Other

Steve The Drifter

Special Thanks

Leslie Drucker

Continuity

Michael Edwards

Unit Publicist

Marcus Elliot

Other

Steve Fall

Song ("Dance")

Saulius Fidleris

Other

Irwin Figueira

Other

Rick Forsythe

Special Thanks

George Furniotis

Optical Effects And Titles

Rob Gardiner

Generator Operator

Caroline Gee

Set Dresser

Paul Germann

Trainee Sound Editor

Jane Harbury

Unit Publicist

Rich Harkness

Trainee Sound Editor

Colleen Hart

Assistant Casting Director

Susan Hart

Casting Director

Jane Hawley

Song Performer ("Mama'S Waiting")

Jane Hawley

Song

Franz Heinke

Production Assistant

Kevin Higgins

Grip (Usa)

Norman Jewison

Special Thanks

Brock Jolliffe

Special Effects

Tom Jones

Song Performer ("It'S Not Unusual")

Peter Kelly

Sound Mix

Scott Kendall

Song ("The Erlking")

Tony Kenny

Song ("My Way Or The Highway")

Al Kiley

Camera Car Operator

Andy Kim

Song ("Suger, Sugar")

Alex King

Foley Recordist

Anna Kiss

Other

Lisa Lambert

Song ("Thank You God")

Sam Larkin

Song Performer ("Sally On")

Sam Larkin

Song

Syd Lieberman

Foley Artist

Cam Macinnes

Other

Allan Magee

From Story

Allan Magee

Story Editor

Tony Malone

Song Arranger; Song Conductor

Tony Malone

Other

Tara Martin

Other

Roy Mccalla

Song

Roy Mccalla

Song Performer ("Please Come Back Home")

Bruce Mcdonald

From Story

Bruce Mcdonald

Producer

Valerie Mcdonald

Special Thanks

Brownie Mcghee

Song Performer ("Big Wing Is A Comin'")

Hamish Mcintyre

2nd Unit Photography (2nd Unit)

Hamish Mcintyre

Key Grip

Don Mckellar

Song ("Thank You God")

Don Mckellar

From Story

Don Mckellar

Screenwriter

Lincoln Menton

Production Assistant

Gillian Michaels

Song ("Big Wing Is A Comin'")

Gordon Mills

Song ("It'S Not Unusual")

Dr. Charles Minz

Storyboard Artist

Steven Munro

Sound Editor

Steven Munro

Adr Recordist

Geoff Murrin

1st Assistant Director

Jim Murrin

1st Assistant Director

Paul Nieman

Production Assistant

George Novotny

Foley Recordist

Kelly O'brien

Special Thanks

Ricard Olvero

Other

Craig Ovenstone

Special Thanks

Michael Pacek

Editor

Gerald Packer

Gaffer

Gerald Packer

2nd Unit Photography (2nd Unit)

Bernardo Padron

Other

Richard Parker

Animal Wrangler

Daniel Pellerin

Sound Mix

Marie Piazza

Song Performer ("War")

John Price

Assistant Set Dresser

Carlton Rance

Song Performer ("Can'T Nobody Do Me Like Jesus")

Les Reed

Song ("It'S Not Unusual")

Charlie Ringas

Other

Velcrow Ripper

Adr Recordist

Velcrow Ripper

Assistant Sound Editor

Rudy Rivas

Effects Assistant

Maurice Rogers

Song ("Big Wing Is A Comin'")

Kim Roseborough

2nd Assistant Editor

Kim Roseborough

Music Editor

Daniel Salerno

Executive Producer

Evan Siegel

Transportation

Aneta Siomol

Hair

Aneta Siomol

Makeup

Sean Skarupa

Generator Operator

Martha Snetsinger

Costume Designer

Anne Marie Stern

Song Performer ("Can'T Nobody Do Me Like Jesus")

Sherry Tams

Production Assistant

Sonny Terry

Song Performer ("Big Wing Is A Comin'")

Ernie Tollar

Other

Charles F Turner

Song ("Roll On Down The Highway")

Michael Vendruscolo

Stills Photographer

David Wall

Song ("Put Your Head On")

Doug Wardle

Effects Assistant

Murphy Watts

Generator Operator

David J Webb

Assistant Director

Michael Werth

Sound Recordist

Michael Werth

Dialogue Editor

Rosie Westney

Song Performer ("Can'T Nobody Do Me Like Jesus")

Bob Wiseman

Special Thanks

Carolyn Wong

2nd Camera Assistant

Vannessa Younger

Song Performer ("Can'T Nobody Do Me Like Jesus")

Film Details

MPAA Rating
Release Date
1991
Production Company
Available Lighting, Inc.; Film House Entertainment; Filmfour International; Films Effects; Ontario Film Development Corporation; Revolver Entertainment; TTlTfilm Canada; Vortex Words + Pictures
Distribution Company
CINEPLEX ODEON FILMS/SKOURAS PICTURES, INC.; Cineplex Odeon Films; Cineplex Odeon Films; Paramount Home Media
Location
Toronto, Ontario, Canada; New Orleans, Louisiana, USA; Memphis, Tennessee, USA

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 50m

Quotes

Trivia

Miscellaneous Notes

Began shooting July 2, 1990.

Film noted: "Dedicated to 'Blind Boy Grunt'".

Released in United States Spring April 24, 1992

Released in United States June 5, 1992 (Los Angeles)

Released in United States on Video September 24, 1992

Released in United States 1991 (Shown at Independent Feature Film Market (IFFM) (New Voices) September 24 - October 3, 1991.)

Released in United States September 1991 (Shown at Toronto Festival of Festivals September 5-14, 1991.)

Released in United States September 1991 (Shown at San Sebastian International Film Festival (in competition) September 19-26, 1991.)

Released in United States October 1991 (Shown at Montreal International Festival of New Cinema & Video October 17-27, 1991.)

Released in United States January 1992 (Shown at Sundance Film Festival (Midnight Special Screenings) in Park City, Utah January 16-26, 1992.)

Released in United States Spring April 24, 1992

Released in United States June 5, 1992

Released in United States on Video September 24, 1992

Released in United States 1991

Released in United States September 1991

Released in United States October 1991

Released in United States January 1992

Shown at Independent Feature Film Market (IFFM) (New Voices) September 24 - October 3, 1991.

Shown at Toronto Festival of Festivals September 5-14, 1991.

Shown at San Sebastian International Film Festival (in competition) September 19-26, 1991.

Shown at Montreal International Festival of New Cinema & Video October 17-27, 1991.

Script was inspired by Bob Dylan's 1965 album "Highway 61 Revisited.

Completed shooting August 12, 1990.