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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Morrie
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Monsignor Kavanaugh
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Roseanna Rivera
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Bud Clay
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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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The traffic is murder. See more »

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25 November 1988 (Portugal)  »

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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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Highway murders, with the Belz on the radio
1 June 2000 | by See all my reviews

I think it was Dennis Miller who coined calling Richard Belzer ,"the Belz." Anyhow, FREEWAY was made somewhere in between stand-up dates by Belzer, long before Homicide hit television. Of course, Belzer had done other flicks before(THE GROOVE TUBE), so he was fairly comfortable in front of the camera.

And, in fact, Belzer is the only entertaining thing about FREEWAY. The plot itself concerns a road-rager (back in the late 80's, this was un-hip) who blows the heads off of people. This psycho(the ever-employed Billy Drago)gets caught up with the Belz, with one of the killings being heard by Belzer.

James Russo, as always, thinks he's tough. But, like Mickey Rourke(sometimes), acting tough and being tough are two separate things.

FREEWAY is not so hot, and the low-budget shows. But, if you are a Belzer fan(I know you're out there), then this may be worth a look.

Everyone else, beware, THIS FILM IS TEDIOUS AND OVERLONG.


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