Lost Highway

Lost Highway


Lost Highway review

Film description


A troubled jazz musician eludes destiny by becoming someone else, but finds sexual obsession is a circular trap in this surreal mystery.



Funny how secrets travel...

Fred Madison: 'How did you get inside my house?'
Mystery Man: 'You invited me. It is not my custom to go where I am not wanted.'

Mr Eddy: 'This is where mechanical excellence and one-thousand four-hundred horsepower pays off.'

Pete Dayton: 'I want you.'
Alice Wakefield: 'You'll never have me.'


Fred Madison is a jazz saxophonist living a static existence in L.A. He suspects his beautiful brunette wife, Renee, of cheating on him.

Events turn sinister when a random and puzzling message comes through their intercom: "Dick Laurent is dead."

Fred encounters a bizarre threatening stranger at a party. Video tapes arrive anonymously, showing the outside of their house. Then the inside.

Our focus then switches mysteriously to Pete Dayton, a young mechanic working at a garage where mobster Mr Eddy, brings his Benz for service.

All is smooth until Pete sees Mr Eddy’s luscious blonde trophy girlfriend, Alice. It’s lust at first sight and they begin a torrid affair.

But Mr Eddy is suspicious and the net closes on Pete, as he grapples with the dark secret of the night Fred Madison disappeared.

Written by: Kiba.

Release Dates

UK Cinema release
August 22nd 1997

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