|Duration||1h 34m||Rating (UK)||15|
|Source of story||An original screenplay inspired only by the name of the song and maybe Orpheus in the Underworld.|
|Director||Ate de Jong|
|Starring||Patrick Bergin, Chad Lowe, Kristy Swanson, Ben Stiller and the rest of his family.|
Elevator Pitch: While eloping to Las Vegas Charlie and Rachel take a minor road and surreally Rachel is abducted by Hellcop a policeman from another dimension. Charlie gets help from gas station owner Sam, who lends him a special car and shotgun, and Charlie manages to transfer to the reality of the road to hell, and goes in pursuit of Hellcop. In danger, he is helped by a man operating a tow truck, but he still has to, literally, confront his demons.
Content: There is no nudity, but it is implied that Rachel is not a virgin, since Sam is surprised that Hellcop abducted her. The cars chase across the desert and Charlie has to overcome various problems. The diner is full of dusty corpses , people are being dismembered by the “Paved by Good Intentions” road crew. He has to cross the Styx and is persuaded by a demon that he has found Rachel. In the end they have to bet everything against his ability to drive to safety ahead of Hellcops super cop car.
A View: Only four critics reviewed this on Rotten Tomatoes and they all liked it, but the site did not give it 100% probably because it would have been misleading. It was so surreal that I was fascinated by it, and happily watched it from beginning to end. I noted that the devil had the same eyes as the demon in “Good Omens”. So while this would not be for everybody if you fancy a film in the class of “So Bad Its Good” give it a watch.
Additional info: While it hardly made any money at all when originally released it has now apparently gained a cult following.