A twisted take on 'Little Red Riding Hood' with a teenage juvenile delinquent on the run from a social worker traveling to her grandmother's house and being hounded by a charming, but sadistic, serial killer/pedophile.
Clay (as in the title) is a young man in a small town who witnesses his friend kill himself because of the ongoing affair that Clay was having with the man's wife. Feeling guilty, Clay now ... See full summary »
Little Red Riding Hood for the 1990's: After her mom and step-dad are arrested, 15-year-old Vanessa Lutz decides that instead of once again being put into a foster home, she'd rather go and search for the grandmother she's never met, and live with her. "On the way to grandma's house," (actually a trailer park) Vanessa's car breaks down, and she's picked up from the side of the road by Bob Wolverton, a counselor at a school for troubled boys. Bob slowly earns Vanessa's trust, and eventually convinces her to talk about her sexual abuse at the hands of her stepfather. When Vanessa realizes that Bob is enjoying what she's saying, she realizes that he's "The I-5 Killer," from the news. She tries to get out of his truck, but the inside door handle has been removed... Written by
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The novel that Mimi Wolverton is holding when the police come to her house is Jackie Collins' 'American Star'. See more »
Vanessa's strangled grandmother's tongue moves when the detectives enter the trailer and the camera focuses on a close up of the "dead" body. See more »
I *do* clean up sir, its just that I'm under a lot of stress. My sister died three months ago and I am trying to get off methadone.
You're on methadone?
Would you please give me a cigarette?
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Except for the main characters of Bob (Kiefer Sutherland) and Vanessa (Reese Witherspoon), the rest of the cast is listed alphabetically according to the character's name. See more »
"Freeway" was one of those movies that we happened to come across, and it turned out to be fairly interesting. We had seen Reese Witherspoon in "A Far Off Place" a few years earlier, but "Freeway" was the movie that really introduced us to her. She plays Vanessa Lutz, a teenage girl who runs away from home and gets picked up by a man named Bob Wolverton (Kiefer Sutherland), only to find out something very unpleasant that leads to a most unusual series of events.
For the most part, you might call this one of those quirky movies that pops up every once in a while. If it has any greater meaning, I guess that it's sort of saying that no matter where we go, there are some things that we just can't escape.
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