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Lost Highway

1997 film by David Lynch

Lost Highway

Released 1997 (25 years, 3 months ago)

Director David Lynch
Duration 134 minutes
Genre neo-noir, mystery film, thriller film and film noir
Composer Angelo Badalamenti
Production company Ciby 2000
Country of origin United States of America and France
Screenwriter David Lynch and Barry Gifford
Producer Mary Sweeney

About Lost Highway

David Lynch's 1997 film Lost Highway is a surreal and haunting masterpiece that defies easy categorization. Part psychological thriller, part film noir, and part fever dream, Lost Highway is a mesmerizing exploration of identity, memory, and desire.

The film follows Fred Madison (Bill Pullman), a jazz musician who becomes increasingly paranoid and delusional after he and his wife Renee (Patricia Arquette) begin receiving mysterious videotapes of their home. As Fred's mental state deteriorates, he is arrested for Renee's murder and sent to prison, only to transform into a new person, Pete Dayton (Balthazar Getty), upon his release.

Lynch's signature dreamlike imagery and nonlinear storytelling create a disorienting and unsettling atmosphere throughout the film. The haunting score by Angelo Badalamenti and the use of classic songs like David Bowie's "I'm Deranged" add to the film's eerie mood.

Lost Highway features standout performances from Pullman, Arquette, and Getty, as well as memorable supporting turns from Robert Blake, Gary Busey, and Richard Pryor. The film's themes of duality and transformation have been interpreted in a variety of ways, with some critics seeing it as a commentary on the nature of filmmaking itself.

Despite its initial mixed reception, Lost Highway has since become a cult classic and a favorite among Lynch fans. Its enigmatic and unsettling nature continues to captivate audiences and inspire discussion and analysis.


- Ebert, R. (1997, February 21). Lost Highway.

- Kermode, M. (2017, February 21). Lost Highway review – David Lynch's dark, twisted neo-noir. The Guardian.

- Murray, N. (2017, February 21). Lost Highway: The Perfect David Lynch Film. Rolling Stone.

Cast and crew

Cast and crew listed below. See if you can find out who is who from the stats below.


89 years, 6 months, 14 days


48 years, 2 months, 17 days

Born first

3 January 1930

Died first

30 December 1996

Born last

22 January 1975

Died last

9 March 2023

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