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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Cop at Truckstop
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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 <white@mortimer.com>

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

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3 September 1997 (France)  »

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$3,000,000 (estimated)
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The photo of Vanessa's father that she shows to Bob is of mass murderer Richard Speck. See more »

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When Bob and Vanessa are fighting in the trailer Bob fires off 19 shots. Bob appears to be wielding a .45 semi-automatic pistol with a standard magazine, which means it could hold 9 bullets (8 in the magazine and 1 in the chamber). Even an extended magazine (which would have been clearly visible protruding from the bottom of the gun handle) would only hold 14 bullets maximum. See more »

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Vanessa: Get out of the goddamn car, right now, you little pecker snot!
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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 »

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EL MICHOACANO
Written by Demetrio Farias
Performed by El Mariachi Tepalcatepec de Michoacan
Published by Two Crowns International Music Publishing
Courtesy of Discos Dos Coronas
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A Funny and Poignant Story Under a Gritty Exterior
31 October 1998 | by (Toronto, Ont.) – See all my reviews

This film is somewhat deceptive, in that the characters seem so outwardly stereotypical of the kind of the sub class of the under-educated, drug or sex addled teenagers and the people who prey on them, which makers of slasher films have doled out in the last couple of decades. But Witherspoon brings a fighting charm to the lead character, Venessa Lutz, who has just about everything bad thrown at her that a young person can have thrown at them while growing up. She survives and prevails with grittiness, will and humor. As far from an angel as you can get she becomes vigilante and enforcer of her own brand of justice to a particularly malevolent form of evil visited on by Bob Wolverton (Kiefer Sutherland) and an uncaring and unbelieving law enforcement system. It's really a small classic and should be viewed without any predjudice of youth crime. It then becomes an eloquent statement for better and more rational treatment of young offenders.


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