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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.



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Cast overview, first billed only:
Cop #1
Cop #2
Ben Meyerson ...
Cop at Truckstop
Cop #3
G. Eric Miles ...
Cop #4
Detective Mike Breer
Chris Renna ...
ER Nurse
Female Anchor
Kitty Fox ...
Naomi Frohlegger - Grandma


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 Daniel Aubrey White <>

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Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for strong lurid violence and sexual dialogue, some sexual situations, drug content and language | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

3 September 1997 (France)  »

Also Known As:

Sin salida  »

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Box Office


$3,000,000 (estimated)

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Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?


Kiefer Sutherland's makeup in some parts of Vanessa's nightmare, is from his early make-up tests. The more extreme makeup was scratched because it took six hours to apply, and the shooting schedule wouldn't allow the time for it. See more »


When the contents of Ramona's handbag are spilled out onto the car bonnet by the policemen, the items' positions differ between shots. See more »


Larry: What's the secret password?
Vanessa: Fuck you, you piece of shit...
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Crazy Credits

The beginning credits play over a series of color drawings (in a style similar to cartoonist Robert Crumb) in a hip retelling of the Little Red Riding Hood story. See more »


References Pink Flamingos (1972) See more »


Written and Performed by The Hockey Boys
Produced by Kevin Anderson and Brian Reeves
Published by Brian Reeves Music and Zangle Music
Courtesy of Anderson/Reeves Music
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Extremely twisted black comedy
9 October 2002 | by (seattle, wa) – See all my reviews

Reese Witherspoon has never made a better movie than Freeway...Although I respect her for wanting to do more romantic/family oriented movies because of her daughter, I don't think even she realizes how amazing she was playing this role...She was completely foul mouthed and hot tempered, but her timing and attitude was fantastic..I recently realized how this movie is and has been potential for cult classic....Reese Witherspoon never mentions this movie in any interviews and I wish she would because I would like to hear her thoughts on playing Vanessa Julia Lutz...

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