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Freeway Killer (2010)

R  |   |  Crime, Drama, Thriller  |  16 February 2010 (USA)
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The true story of William Bonin a California serial killer.

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William Bonin
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Kyle
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Vernon Butts
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Det. St. John
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Ruth Slobo
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Billy Pugh
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Lisa
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Alex
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The true story of William Bonin a California serial killer.

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Based on the horrifying true story of William Bonin See more »

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Rated R for strong brutal violence, some graphic sexuality, drug use and language | See all certifications »

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Bonin, az országút gyilkosa  »

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Scott Anthony Leet gained twenty-five pounds for his role as William Bonin. See more »

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In the grocery scene, the items on the shelves and fridges are modern, like Snapple, etc. Also, there's a grading system card on the front window. See more »

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Realistic and Chilling: Another "Henry" ..
22 February 2010 | by (Belgium) – See all my reviews

"Freeway Killer" is based on real life serial killer William Bonin. He certainly isn't well known like Jeffrey Dahmer, Ted Bundy or Henry Lee Lucas. But there were a lot of similarities with Henry. William also had a partner in crime. Mostly, these killers work alone.

For the movie itself, I was really surprised. It isn't a big budget movie, which is often the case with these films based on real killers. But it certainly is one of the better ones. Scott Leet is not a known name, he mostly did some TV series stuff, but his performance is very good. The only familiar face is Michael Rooker (Cliffhanger, Slither). His breakthrough role was "Henry: Portrait Of A Serial Killer" ! This time, his part is not that big, but once again, very strong. The story is entertaining and thrilling, there are a couple of shocking scenes but do not expect buckets of blood or "Saw-like" torture scenes. The terror is realistic and gruesome without any cheap thrills. This is possibly one of the best serial killer movies since "Henry" and Leet's performance is certainly up there with Rooker's Henry and Steve Railback's Ed Gein. Much better than most films about real life serial killers, too often the production values are kind of poor or the cast is just average. This is in fact one of the better in that sub-genre..


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