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Freeway Maniac (1989)

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A crazed killer sneaks onto the set of a sci-fi film and begins murdering the cast and crew.

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Loren Winters ...
Linda Kinney
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Bert Overman
Donald Hotton ...
Steven Day
Jeff Morris ...
Ray
Robert Bruce ...
Terry
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Ed (as Dale Howard)
Kathryn Hauber ...
George Nicholas ...
Mother's Boyfriend
Kevyn Shihadeh ...
Young Arthur
Ronny Kenney ...
Mitch
Sherri McKenzie ...
Sherri
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Buddy Boy
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Peeper
Jack Poff ...
Pops
Tom Patrick Shortall Jr. ...
Patrick
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A crazed killer sneaks onto the set of a sci-fi film and begins murdering the cast and crew.

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A really funny spoof... huh wait a minute...
9 September 2007 | by (Belgium) – See all my reviews

Well, no need to beat about the bush, this is probably one of the worst films I have ever seen. Everything looks so false that it made me laugh (literally)... Most of what happens in this 'film' is simply ridiculous. For instance, in the asylum where the psycho is confined, one of the watchmen is explaining to a new recruit that the cell he is going to open contains the most dangerous madman he has ever seen. However that does not seem to bother him since he opens the door without any caution. Of course the psycho escapes as he was apparently hiding behind the door with a chair !!!(yes this crazy killer has furniture in his room and even a telly !!!) After having murdered one or two guards, the man finally escapes the asylum by jumping from a tower and landing on a guard's belly... That was probably one of the funniest scene from the whole film. Other than that, the film is full of inaccuracies and incoherence: The desert where most of the film within the film is set is probably the most crowded desert I have ever seen (you have of course the film cast and crew, but also campers, a sheriff, a carpenter, an old lady (interpreted by a young woman whose way of acting reminded me of Steve Urkel from Family Matters...), young lovers, and so on); the psycho slaughters half of the crew but no one seems to care for those who have disappeared; the killer kills someone with plastic bear claws !!!; no one notices the killer's presence despite his uncommon lack of ability for hiding, and so forth. In short, this film is a real disaster but as funny as Hell.


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