Lost Highway

Release Date: February 21st, 1997

DVD Release Date: February 5th, 2002

R |2 hr 15 min

Plot Summary

From this inventory of imagery, Lynch fashions two separate but intersecting stories, one about a jazz musician (Bill Pullman), tortured by the notion that his wife is having an affair, who suddenly finds himself accused of her murder. The other is a young mechanic (Balthazar Getty) drawn into a web of deceit by a temptress who is cheating on her gangster boyfriend. These two tales are linked by the fact that the women in both are played by the same actress (Patricia Arquette).

Cast: Bill Pullman, Patricia Arquette, Balthazar Getty, Robert Blake, Natasha Gregson Wagner, Richard Pryor, Michael Massee, Jack Nance

Director: David Lynch

Genres: Drama

Production Co: October Films, Lost Highway Productions, Asymmetrical Productions

Distributors: October Films

Keywords: Fascinating , Creative , 1990s , Murder , Wife , Prison , Mystery , House , Los Angeles , Quest ,

Ratings & Reviews

  • 50
    Roger EbertChicago Sun-Times

    It's a shaggy ghost story, an exercise in style, a film made with a certain breezy contempt for audiences. show more

  • 75
    Edward GuthmannSan Francisco Chronicle

    It's a weird movie, in that spooky/sicko, deadpan way that Lynch's movies always are, and it's guaranteed to repel anyone who likes entertainment wrapped in tidy resolutions and optimistic fade- outs. show more

  • 63
    James BerardinelliReelViews

    Lost Highway is unusually bizarre even for this atypical director. Co-written by Barry Gifford, the film ventures deeper into the nearly psychotic supernatural than any feature Lynch has previous overseen. show more

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