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Freeway (1996)

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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 #2
Ben Meyerson ...
Cop at Truckstop
G. Eric Miles ...
Cop #4
Detective Breer
Chris Renna ...
ER Nurse
Female Anchor
Kitty Fox ...


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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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)

Opening Weekend USA:

$14,945, 25 August 1996, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$295,493, 13 March 1997
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Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?


The 94132 zip code shown on Vanessa's picture of her farther is not in Stockton CA, it is actually located in San Francisco. See more »


The amount of blood on Vanessa between killing Bob, and entering the diner. See more »


Vanessa Lutz: Fuck all y'all.
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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 »


Features Little Red Walking Hood (1937) See more »


Written and Performed by Ben Vaughn
Published by Quonset Music
Administered by Bug Music
Courtesy of Bar/None Records
By Arrangement with Ocean Park Music Group
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11 February 2004 | by See all my reviews

Move over, Pulp Fiction. Freeway is totally outrageous, over the top hilarious, yet it all somehow has the ring of either truth or understanding or both. The performance delivered by Reese Witherspoon was not only great, it was startlingly great and the best thing I've seen her do. Each turn in the story hit me like a slap in the face, each new character was like a gift, but Reese Witherspoon playing the queen of trailer park trash was done like a symphony. Fantastic!

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