Highway to Hell (film)

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For the album by Australian rock band AC/DC, see Highway to Hell.
Highway to Hell
VHS release cover
Directed by Ate de Jong
Produced by John Byers
Mary Ann Page
Written by Brian Helgeland
Starring Patrick Bergin
Chad Lowe
Kristy Swanson
Jarrett Lennon
Adam Storke
Ben Stiller
Jerry Stiller
Cinematography Robin Vidgeon
Edited by Todd Ramsay
Randy D. Thonrton
Goodman/Rosen Productions
Distributed by Hemdale
Release dates
  • March 13, 1992 (1992-03-13) (U.S.)
Running time
94 minutes
Country United States
Language English
Budget $9 million

Highway to Hell is a 1992 American horror comedy film directed by Ate de Jong and starring Chad Lowe, Kristy Swanson, Patrick Bergin, and Jarrett Lennon. It was written by Brian Helgeland and was rated "R" by the Motion Picture Association of America for violence, profanity, and sexual innuendos. The film tells the story of Charlie Sykes (Lowe) and his girlfriend Rachel Clark (Swanson), who is kidnapped by a demon and taken to Hell to become one of Satan's brides, while Charlie must travel to the other dimension to rescue her. The film features father and son actors Jerry and Ben Stiller.


Charlie Sykes (Chad Lowe) and Rachel Clark (Kristy Swanson) are a young all-American couple that decide to run away and elope in Las Vegas. On the road to Vegas, they ignore the warning of a local gas station attendant named Sam (Richard Farnsworth). They take an abandoned backroad where Rachel is kidnapped by a Zombie Hell Cop (C. J. Graham) who takes her to hell. Charlie goes back to Sam, and Sam explains what the Hellcop is and how to save her, he then gives him a shotgun with special ammo, and a car that holds a special attribute. On the highway, Charlie meets other dead people that live in Hell and even a motorcycle gang. On the road, he meets a mechanic named Beezle (Patrick Bergin), with his young apprentice. Beezle gives him tips on how to save his girlfriend and even brings him back to life. After Charlie rescues Rachel, Beezle reveals himself to be Satan and proposes a deal to let them, and his apprentice, go free if they can defeat Hell Cop in a race to the portal that connects Earth and the backroads of Hell.





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