Human Highway

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Human Highway is a 1982 American comedy film starring and co-directed by Neil Young under his pseudonym Bernard Shakey. Dean Stockwell co-directed the film and acted along with Russ Tamblyn, Dennis Hopper, and the band Devo. Included is a collaborative... read more

Human Highway is a 1982 American comedy film starring and co-directed by Neil Young under his pseudonym Bernard Shakey. Dean Stockwell co-directed the film and acted along with Russ Tamblyn, Dennis Hopper, and the band Devo. Included is a collaborative performance of "Hey Hey, My My (Into the Black)" by Devo and Young with Booji Boy singing lead vocals and Young playing lead guitar. The film was shown in only select theaters and was not released on VHS until 1995. It received poor reviews upon its premiere but has received favorable reviews more recently.

Original Release

09/01/1982

Cast

Neil Young Frankie Fontaine
Russ Tamblyn Fred Kelly
Dean Stockwell Otto Quartz
Dennis Hopper Stranger
Charlotte Stewart Charlotte Goodnight
Sally Kirkland Kathryn
Geraldine Baron Irene
Gerald Casale Nuclear Garbageperson (as Jerry Casale)
Mark Mothersbaugh Booji Boy
Bob Casale Nuclear Garbageperson
(see additional cast & crew)

Directors

Neil Young, Dean Stockwell

Writers

Neil Young, Jeanne Field, Dean Stockwell, Russ Tamblyn, James Beshears

Cast

Neil Young Frankie Fontaine
Russ Tamblyn Fred Kelly
Dean Stockwell Otto Quartz
Dennis Hopper Stranger
Charlotte Stewart Charlotte Goodnight
Sally Kirkland Kathryn
Geraldine Baron Irene
Gerald Casale Nuclear Garbageperson (as Jerry Casale)
Mark Mothersbaugh Booji Boy
Bob Casale Nuclear Garbageperson
Robert Mothersbaugh Nuclear Garbageperson (as Bob Mothersbaugh)
Alan Myers Nuclear Garbageperson
Pegi Young Biker Girl
Mickey Fox Mrs. Robinson
Danny Tucker Arthur
David Blue Earl Duke
Fox Harris Sheik
Trish Soodik Secretary
Karen Jumper Starlet
Elliot Roberts Whitlow Kingsley

Producers

Editors

James Beshears

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