Highwaymen

Release Date: February 13, 2004
Limited release

Digging in the dirt to find the places we got hurt.

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129/133 Dan Krovich Only using "Jesus Built my Hotrod" as a theme song could have saved it

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Jim Caviezel plays the widowed husband of a woman who was killed when she was run down by a car. It seems that the driver is a deranged killer who has murdered many women in the same manner. Caviezel teams up with a survivor of one such attack to track the madman.

The main selling point of this movie, from the little publicity released for it at this point, is that it promises to have loads of scenes featuring 1970s muscle cars being used in fast and furious ways. Considering the plot and the movie's stars, this may not be the worst strategy. Caviezel is not exactly a box office draw and suspense films tend not to do landslide business in the summer. The last weekend in August has not been particularly kind to these types of films, either In 2002, Fear.com opened on this weekend; in 2001, it was Jeepers Creepers. Neither film did the same type of summer box office numbers as those released earlier in the summer. Unless the marketing really connects with those who love fast cars, don't expect much from this movie box office-wise. (Calvin Trager/BOP)


July 13, 2003
Highwaymen is no longer opening in August but rather December, which actually is a sign that the movie might be better than the initial release date would have indicated. This movie is one with a definite "Duel" feel about it. (Kim Hollis/BOP)


August 29, 2003
Variety reports that New Line may push this release into 2004. (Jennifer Turnock/BOP)




Vital statistics for Highwaymen
Main Cast Jim Caviezel, Rhona Mitra
Supporting Cast Frankie Faison, Gordon Currie, Colm Feore
Director Robert Harmon
Screenwriter Hans Bauer, Craig Mitchell
Distributor New Line Cinema
Trailer Click Here for Trailer
Official Site http://www.highwaymenmovie.com
Rating R
Running Time 76 minutes
Talent in red has entry in The Big Picture



Comparison films for Highwaymen
Title
Date
Opening
Adjusted Opening
Screens
PSA
Adj PSA
Total BO
Adjusted Total
Mult
Lara Croft:Tomb Raider 6/15/0147.74 50.95 3308 14430.00 14813.1 131.14 139.96 2.75
Fast and the Furious, The 6/22/0140.09 42.78 2628 15255.00 15660.0 144.51 154.23 3.60
High Crimes 4/5/0214.01 14.56 2717 5155.00 5155.0 41.54 43.18 2.97
Count of Monte Cristo, The 1/25/0211.38 11.83 2007 5668.00 5668.0 54.23 56.38 4.77
Angel Eyes 5/18/019.23 9.85 2375 3884.00 3987.1 24.04 25.65 2.50


     


 
 

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