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Freeway (1988)

R  |   |  Thriller  |  25 November 1988 (Portugal)
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A deeply-disturbed priest goes on a murderous night-time rampage across America's highways.

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Dr. David Lazarus
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Lt. Boyle
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Det. Gomez (as Joey Palese)
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Brian Kaiser ...
Morrie
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Monsignor Kavanaugh
Julianne Dallara ...
Roseanna Rivera
Laurie Foshay ...
Laura
Gloria Edwards ...
Nurse Mary
Deem Bristow ...
TV interviewer
Toby Anderson ...
Bud Clay
Kimberly Hall ...
Thelma Clay
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Storyline

A crazed driver...with a deeply troubled past goes on a nightly shooting spree across the highways of America...preying on motorists as part of a fanatical religious crusade. Can anyone end his carnage-filled rampage? Or even find out why he's carrying out these acts of atrocities? Written by suspicous

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25 November 1988 (Portugal)  »

Also Known As:

Autopista hacia la muerte  »

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$142,671 (USA)
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The last book of the Christian Bible is the Apocalypse or Revelation. But everyone in the movie, including priests and the scholarly talk-show host, pluralizes it to "Revelations". See more »

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Edward Anthony Heller: [taking aim at someone with his gun] I am the end
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Good looking but empty thriller
6 December 2014 | by (Victoria, BC) – See all my reviews

A B movie like "Freeway" is a sometimes frustrating experience, because you can see that in several aspects the filmmakers reached their goals... but can also see in other aspects that the filmmakers screwed up. What they did manage to succeed with is with the direction of the movie. Though made on a low budget (like other movies New World Pictures handled during this time), there is real atmosphere here. The movie has a slick but moody look feel thanks to the cinematography and the musical score. Also, the murder and action sequences are for the most part well constructed enough that they do manage to pack a little punch, though the climatic sequence should have had far more bite.

Unfortunately, while the movie looks and feels good, the filmmakers were working with a screenplay that is simply inadequate. There isn't much of a story here, and what there is unfolds at a very slow pace. Also weak are the characters; they are either shallow or don't get to do that much that's important.

In the end, we have a movie that's kind of a disappointment, and will probably frustrate viewers looking for B movie entertainment. I would, however, recommend the movie to low budget filmmakers to give them clues as to how to make their own movies look and feel good... and to remind them that it's important to have a well-written script.


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