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Freeway II: Confessions of a Trickbaby (1999)

R  |   |  Comedy, Crime, Drama  |  24 November 2000 (UK)
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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.

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White Girl
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Drifter
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American Trick
Alfonso Quijada ...
Federale
Kendall Saunders ...
Blanca
Nicole Parker ...
Mousy (as Nicole Parker Smith)
Amber Warnat ...
2nd White Girl
Abel Urbina ...
Mexican Trick
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In this modern update of the Hansel and Gretel fairy tale (actually more like Gretel and Gretel), 15-year old Crystal is a bulimic delinquent who makes her living by beating and robbing potential "tricks". While awaiting a 25-year jail term, Crystal hooks up with a psychotic young lesbian named Cyclona, doing time for slaughtering her entire family. After escaping, they head for Mexico, where Cyclona's saviour Sister Gomez lives in a confectionery full of children. Along the way, they leave a trail of crack rocks, binging and purging, and dead people. Written by Peter Neal <tenebre@tenebre.com>

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Rated R for strong perverse violence and sexuality, graphic language and substance abuse | See all certifications »

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Michael T. Weiss appears in both Freeway films as a different character. See more »

Quotes

Cyclona: If they don't go away, I'm gonna piss my pants.
White: [relieved] Crack me another one of those beers, will ya? What the hell's the matter with you?
Cyclona: I pissed my pants, okay!
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No children appearing in this film were directly exposed to any explicit language or situations of a violent or sexual nature. See more »


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Performed by Tamborazo Zacatecano del Cañon de Juchipila
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A freaky fairy tale for fans of weird films.
12 May 2007 | by (Hampshire, England) – See all my reviews

Matthew Bright's unique retelling of the Brothers Grimm's Hansel and Gretel is a twisted, violent, shocking and entertaining film which takes the 'road movie' concept and injects it with class-A hallucinogenics. The result is a lurid nightmare tale of prostitutes, serial killers, cannibalism and paedophilia.

Natasha Lyonne shows she is capable of far more than just teen comedies by starring as White Girl, a bulimic teenager who poses as a whore in order to savagely attack and rob her 'tricks'. Sent to prison for 25 years, she befriends Cyclona (María Celedonio), a psychologically fragile murderous chronic-masturbator(!) and together they escape and head for Tijuana, Mexico, where Cyclona hopes they can find sanctuary with her childhood protector, Sister Gomez (Vincent Gallo).

This freakish fairy tale is certainly not for mainstream audiences, but those who dig more unusual fare should certainly get a kick from the non-stop weirdness on display. With Bright's array of 'colourful' characters and a story that unfolds in an unpredictable fashion, the film certainly never bores.

Much fun can be had spotting the parallels between this film and its source material, Hansel and Gretel. The film uses the theme of food prevalent in the Grimm's classic story, and features an interesting take on the 'trail of breadcrumbs' and a really nasty 'witch'.

A heady concoction of exploitation, art-house, action and horror, Confessions of a Trickbaby is recommended to fans of cinema's wild side, and particularly to those who enjoyed Natural Born Killers, with which it shares a similar vibe.


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