MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Down 1,397 this week

Freeway (1996)

R  |   |  Comedy, Crime, Drama  |  3 September 1997 (France)
6.9
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 6.9/10 from 21,193 users   Metascore: 61/100
Reviews: 195 user | 59 critic | 15 from Metacritic.com

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.

Director:

Writer:

Watch Trailer
0Check in
0Share...

Watch Now

Free at IMDb

WATCH NOW
ON DISC

IMDb Picks: May

Visit our IMDb Picks section to see our recommendations of movies and TV shows coming out in May, sponsored by COVERGIRL.

Visit the IMDb Picks section

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 48 titles
created 25 Dec 2010
 
a list of 40 titles
created 17 Aug 2011
 
a list of 28 titles
created 23 Oct 2011
 
a list of 40 titles
created 20 Mar 2013
 
a list of 37 titles
created 03 Jun 2013
 

Related Items

Search for "Freeway" on Amazon.com

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: Freeway (1996)

Freeway (1996) on IMDb 6.9/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of Freeway.
6 wins & 4 nominations. See more awards »

Videos

Photos

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Comedy | Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.5/10 X  

A teenage prostitute escapes from a juvenile prison with a 16-year-old serial killer and both go on a destructive road trip to Mexico in this twist on the "Hanzel Gretel" fairy tale.

Director: Matthew Bright
Stars: Natasha Lyonne, María Celedonio, David Alan Grier
S.F.W. (1994)
Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  

An alienated and misanthropic teenager gains sudden and unwanted celebrity status after he's taken hostage by terrorists where his indifference to their threats to kill him makes news headlines.

Director: Jefery Levy
Stars: Stephen Dorff, Reese Witherspoon, Jake Busey
Jack the Bear (1993)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

Danny De Vito is a professional clown, whose wife's death in a car accident has left him to care for his two young boys. Loving, but useless at the daily job of fathering, the onus falls on... See full summary »

Director: Marshall Herskovitz
Stars: Danny DeVito, Robert J. Steinmiller Jr., Miko Hughes
Romance | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  

A man suspects his girlfriend of being unfaithful. So he sends her a letter, but than finds out that he was wrong. He has 24 hours to stop the package, prevent a disaster, and fall in love.... See full summary »

Director: Jason Bloom
Stars: Paul Rudd, Christine Taylor, Reese Witherspoon
Crime | Drama | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  

A seemingly simple plan to steal money goes increasingly awry.

Director: Mike Barker
Stars: Alessandro Nivola, Reese Witherspoon, Josh Brolin
Fear (1996)
Drama | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  

When Nicole met David; handsome, charming, affectionate, he was everything. It seemed perfect, but soon she sees that David has a darker side. And his adoration turns to obsession, their dream into a nightmare, and her love into fear.

Director: James Foley
Stars: Mark Wahlberg, Reese Witherspoon, William Petersen
Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  

Rural Louisiana, summer of 1957, Elvis is King. At 14, Dani is coming of age. Her older sister is beautiful, smart, and off to Duke in the fall; her mom's pregnant with number four (Dad ... See full summary »

Director: Robert Mulligan
Stars: Sam Waterston, Tess Harper, Gail Strickland
Wildflower (TV Movie 1991)
Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  

An abused and partially deaf girl is helped back into society by two resourceful children.

Director: Diane Keaton
Stars: Beau Bridges, Susan Blakely, William McNamara
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  

Sixteen-year-old Cassie Robbins is a spirited teenage girl, who loves her father Richard and stepmother Mel and dotes on her six-year-old half-brother Willy. But her carefree, happy life is... See full summary »

Director: Andy Tennant
Stars: Joanna Kerns, Bruce Davison, Joseph Mazzello
Twilight (1998)
Crime | Drama | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  

A retired ex-cop and private detective (Newman) who lives with a rich actor (Hackman) who is dying from cancer and his actress wife (Sarandon) gets mixed up in murder when he is asked to ... See full summary »

Director: Robert Benton
Stars: Paul Newman, Susan Sarandon, Gene Hackman
Freeway (1988)
Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.9/10 X  

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

Director: Francis Delia
Stars: Darlanne Fluegel, James Russo, Billy Drago
Election (1999)
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  

A high school teacher's personal life becomes complicated as he works with students during the school elections, particularly with an obsessive overachiever determined to become student body president.

Director: Alexander Payne
Stars: Matthew Broderick, Reese Witherspoon, Chris Klein
Edit

Cast

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

Storyline

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>

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

Her life is no fairy tale. See more »


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

Parents Guide:

 »
Edit

Details

Country:

|

Language:

Release Date:

3 September 1997 (France)  »

Also Known As:

Auto-Estrada do Inferno  »

Filming Locations:

 »

Box Office

Budget:

$3,000,000 (estimated)
 »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

| (cut)

Sound Mix:

Color:

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

The novel that Mimi Wolverton is holding when the police come to her house is Jackie Collins' 'American Star'. See more »

Goofs

The address that Vanessa shows Bob has a 94132 zip code for Stockton. The zip code 94132 is really a San Francisco zip code. See more »

Quotes

[to Rhonda's sexual advances]
Vanessa: Alright, I'll make out with you. But no fucking 'cause I'm straight.
See more »

Crazy Credits

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 »

Connections

Featured in Beyond Clueless (2014) See more »

Soundtracks

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
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

How did I ever miss this movie before
31 December 2002 | by (Chicago, IL) – See all my reviews

Although it started out slow, it really picked up the pace when Vanessa gets into Bob's SUV type vehicle. As the movie went on, it easily turned out to be one of the best movies I've seen in years. Dark, gory and still full of laughs in a twisted way. How Reese Witherspoon didn't win an Academy Award for this is a mystery. I have found new respect for Reese and glad to know she isn't all about fluff movies catering to woman (i.e., "Sweet Home Alabama"). I hope Reese digs into the grittier side of life again and does another movie of the "Freeway" caliber and leave her mantle of "the next Meg Ryan" at home!

Way to go Reese, this movie is definitely worth owning!


52 of 61 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
Always in the 'you might also like' movies? shatteredcanadian
Questions about Bob's injuries. AkwenESC
Reese Witherspoon's Best Movie TheNosumiBlues
Is just me or does Reese Witherspoon look like Alica Sliverstone??? Non9751
What exactly was censored out of Freeway curled7
I hate it when ... nas_tribe
Discuss Freeway (1996) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?