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When Fred Madison finds a video tape on his doorstep that shows the interior of his house, he's convinced that someone has broken in and calls the police. Things get really complicated when he finds another videotape showing him killing his wife, and the police arrest him because his wife really was murdered! Then he disappears from the prison and we start watching the life of a young man who works in a garage...
Title: Lost Highway
Release Date: February 21, 1997
Runtime: 135 mins
All Genres: Drama, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: France, USA
Sound: Dolby Digital
IMDB Rating: 7.5
Brimstone Pit Rating: 8.5 - (Rate This Horror Movie)
Category: Horror Movies Starting With L
MPAA Rating: R
MPAA Rating Reason:
Rated R for bizarre violent and sexual content, and for strong language.
Bill Pullman ...Fred Madison
Patricia Arquette ...Renee Madison / Alice Wakefield
John Roselius ...Al
Louis Eppolito ...Ed (as Lou Eppolito)
Jenna Maetlind ...Party Girl
Michael Massee ...Andy
Robert Blake ...Mystery Man
Henry Rollins ...Guard Henry
Michael Shamus Wiles ...Guard Mike
Mink Stole ...Forewoman (voice)
Leonard Termo ...Judge (voice)
Ivory Ocean ...Guard Ivory
Jack Kehler ...Guard Johnny Mack
David Byrd ...Doctor Smordin
Gene Ross ...Warden Clements
Balthazar Getty ...Pete Dayton
F. William Parker ...Captain Luneau
Guy Siner ...Prison Official #1
Alexander Folk ...Prison Official #2
Gary Busey ...Bill Dayton
Lucy Butler ...Candace Dayton
Carl Sundstrom ...Hank
John Solari ...Lou
Jack ...The Dog
Al Garrett ...Carl
Heather Stephens ...Lanie
Giovanni Ribisi ...Steve 'V'
Scott Coffey ...Teddy
Natasha Gregson Wagner ...Sheila
Amanda Anka ...Girl #1
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"Various Ominous Drones"
"Song to the Siren"
"Something Wicked This Way Comes"
"The Perfect Drug"
"This Magic Moment"
"Apple of Sodom"
"I Put a Spell on You"
- Mr. Eddy: [to a tailgater after running him off the road] Six fuckin' car lengths! That's a hundred and six fuckin' feet, mister! If I had to stop suddenly, you woulda hit me! I want you to get a fuckin' driver's manual, and I want you to study that motherfucker! And I want you to obey the the goddamn rules! Fifty-fuckin' thousand people were killed on the highway last year 'cause of fuckin' assholes like you! Tell me you're gonna get a manual!
Mystery Man: We've met before, haven't we. Fred Madison: I don't think so. Where was it you think we met? Mystery Man: At your house. Don't you remember? Fred Madison: No. No, I don't. Are you sure? Mystery Man: Of course. As a matter of fact, I'm there right now. Fred Madison: What do you mean? You're where right now? Mystery Man: At your house. Fred Madison: That's fucking crazy, man. Mystery Man: Call me. Dial your number. Go ahead.
[repeated line] Mystery Man: We've met before, haven't we?
Ed: You're a musician? Fred Madison: Yeah. Al: What's your axe? Fred Madison: Tenor. Tenor saxophone. Do you... Al: [shakes his head and point at his ear] Tone deaf.
Ed: Do you own a video camera? Renee Madison: No. Fred hates them. Fred Madison: I like to remember things my own way. Ed: What do you mean by that? Fred Madison: How I remembered them. Not necessarily the way they happened.
- The interior shots were filmed at the Amargosa Hotel in Death Valley, which is said to be haunted.
The house that Fred Madison lives in, along with most of the furniture in it, belongs to, and was designed by David Lynch.
Fred's phone number ends in the digits 666. This is revealed when he dials it at the prompting of the mystery man.
Some scenes that were filmed but edited from the final version: - more conversation between Fred/Renee and the police officers - a scene where an M.E. brings two girls to the autopsy of Renee's corpse, and chats with them about the murder - more prison scenes - a scene in which Pete stands in front of his parents, but they are unable to see him - a scene in which Pete cannot be seen by Sheila, his girlfriend.
After Gene Siskel and Roger Ebert gave the film a negative review on their show, David Lynch issued a new poster calling the thumbs-down verdict "two more reasons to see Lost Highway." Asked for his opinion, Gene Siskel said, "I found it petty."
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