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Death Car on the Freeway (1979)

TV Movie  -   -  Mystery | Thriller  -  25 September 1979 (USA)
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A unknown, psychotic driver uses his van to kill unsuspecting female drivers on the freeway.

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Cast

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Jan Claussen
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Ralph Chandler
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Lieutenant Haller
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Mrs. Sheel (as Harriet Nelson)
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Rosemary
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Lynn Bernheimer
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Mr. Frisch
Alfie Wise ...
Ace Durham
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Ray Jeffries
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Barry Hill
Tara Buckman ...
Jane Guston
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Becky Lyons
Nancy Stephens ...
Christine
Gloria Stroock ...
Dr. Rita Glass
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Mr. Blanchard
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A woman is badly shaken when she is run off the freeway and nearly killed by a crazy van-driver. Her story is not taken too seriously by TV or the police - until another woman is killed in similar circumstances, also by a dark van. The police seem to have no leads, so a TV reporter starts investigating the similarities between the cases. As the deaths mount, she takes hazard-driving lessons. When she finally locates the driver's whereabouts, he's missing, but chases her onto the freeway... Written by Cynan Rees <cynanrees@hotmail.com>

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He Kills With a Van. Beautiful Women Are His Victims. Until One Meets Him Head On!

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Mystery | Thriller

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25 September 1979 (USA)  »

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Six cylinders
14 November 2013 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

A woman is badly shaken when she is run off the freeway and nearly killed by a crazy van-driver.

Her story is not taken too seriously by TV or the police - until another woman is killed in similar circumstances, also by a dark van.

The police seem to have no leads, so a TV reporter starts investigating the similarities between the cases.

As the deaths mount, she takes hazard-driving lessons. When she finally locates the driver's whereabouts, he's missing, but chases her onto the freeway.

This movie has some loud music. It's no a horrible movie, but it's directed like a TV movie which takes something away from the film. The print I saw was so bleached out the color was nearly gone and sometimes it seemed like I was watching a b&W movie.

The verdict: 6.


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