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Freeway (1988)

A deeply-disturbed priest goes on a murderous night-time rampage across America's highways.

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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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Autopista hacia la muerte  »

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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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Darlanne Fluegel does her own detecting to find freeway serial killer
3 December 2016 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

As we continue the saga of looking at neo-noirs listed by critic John Grant, we encounter this turkey: Freeway (1988). The IMDb rating of 5 accurately reflects its low story quality. The script is really quite stupid. The cast is not bad, what with an appearance by veteran Kenneth Tobey, also Michael Callan. James Russo is very mannered in his acting, too self-consciously stylish and manly in jeans. The radio announcer is good. Billy Drago has charisma; his part is not that big. Darlanne Fluegel doesn't hold up her acting end of things, however, and she's the star. It's not all her fault, though. The direction is slow. It calls for scenes in which characters walk around by themselves, reflecting, and feeling their pain or anxiety or bewilderment or whatever. These scenes run way too long and certainly Ms. Fluegel cannot handle them. She looks way too uncomfortable, even when or especially when she's smoking; but really all the time.

The story is typical serial killer junk. Not all such movies are junk, but the thoughtless and uncreative ones are, like this. In this case some kook is killing people on freeways after bumping their car with his. The police are helpless, as is usual in many serial killer pictures, failing to do much at all. This leaves an opening for Fluegel, whose husband was a victim.

Francis Delia is responsible for this picture. His career has not skyrocketed as a result.


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