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Human Highway Movie Review Summary

Actors: Neil Young, Dennis Hopper, Dean Stockwell, Sally Kirkland, Fred Kelly, Devo,

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Neil Young came up with the idea for this dreamy, whimsical comedy. Young stars as Lionel, a gas station attendent who has dreams of making it as a rock star. Next door to the gas station is a diner, where Dennis Hopper plays a fast talking cook named Cracker. The owner of the business (played by Dean Stockwell) comes up with a plan to burn down the diner and collect the insurance money. The plan goes awry when Lionel and his wacky entourage (including the new wave band Devo, who play glowing nuclear power plant workers) come onto the scene of the crime. There is a great finale where Devo and the entire cast performs a song and dance number to "It Takes a Worried Man."
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Plot & Themes

Comedy, primarily    -   Yes Time/era of movie:    -   1980's-1999 Comedy or Parody about    -   small city folk    -   criminals How much humor v. drama    -   Nearly all humor

Main Character

Identity:    -   Male Profession/status:    -   blue collar Age:    -   20's-30's Ethnicity/Nationality    -   White American

Setting

United States    -   Yes

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   no torture/death Any profanity?    -   Occasional swearing If lots of song/dance...    -   lot of singing and dancing

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