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Freeway Killer -- Trailer for this film based on the true story of serial killer William Bonin

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Based on the horrifying true story of William Bonin See more »
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The true story of William Bonin a California serial killer. | Add synopsis »
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Cast

  (in credits order)

Scott Anthony Leet ... William Bonin

Cole Williams ... Kyle

Dusty Sorg ... Vernon Butts

Michael Rooker ... Det. St. John

Debbon Ayer ... Ruth Slobo
Thomas Curtis ... Billy Pugh

Mercy Malick ... Lisa

Tyler Neitzel ... Alex
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

James Babson ... Pugh's Dad

Christian Badami ... Doctor
Keith Bass ... Prison Guard

Tom DeTrinis ... Brian (as Thomas DeTrinis)
Sonu Dham ... Prisoner

Eileen Dietz ... Alice Bonin Benton
Stevin Espinoza ... Voight

Doug Haley ... Sean
Chris Merkle ... Priest
Konima Parkinson-Jones ... Newsvendor Stacy
Chuck Rockford ... Deputy Prison Guard

Aleksandr Sountsov ... German Hitchhiker

Nik Tyler ... Steven

Helen Wilson ... Mary

Directed by
John Murlowski 
 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
David Birke 

Produced by
Shannon Banal .... associate producer
Ehud Bleiberg .... executive producer
Nadine Corde .... producer
Jeff Davis .... executive producer
Nicholas Donnermeyer .... associate producer
Andrew Herman .... co-producer
Roman Kopelevich .... associate producer
Tina Pavlides .... line producer
Tim Swain .... producer
 
Original Music by
Erik Godal 
 
Cinematography by
John Murlowski 
 
Film Editing by
Joy Zimmerman 
 
Casting by
Cambria Hankin 
Lisa Pantone 
 
Production Design by
April Glover 
 
Art Direction by
Emily B. Taylor 
 
Costume Design by
Erin Tanaka 
 
Makeup Department
Abby Lyle .... makeup department head
 
Production Management
Kim Green .... production supervisor
Sean Vawter .... unit production manager
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Alicia Hailey Daniels .... second assistant director (as Alicia R. Hailey)
Sean Vawter .... first assistant director
 
Art Department
Tim Gideon .... property master
 
Sound Department
Justin Gay .... sound mixer
Klint Macro .... sound designer/re-recording mixer
Alex Ullrich .... foley artist
 
Stunts
Linda Jewell .... stunt coordinator
Dorian Kingi .... assistant stunt coordinator
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Brandon Alperin .... key grip
Jonathan Coyne .... electrician
Sara Elia .... second assistant camera
Ivan Gatz .... grip
Justen Hernandez .... best boy electric
Justin Lipetz .... electrician
Kevin London .... electrician
Daniel Madsen .... first assistant camera
Christopher Pritzlaff .... rigging gaffer
Eric Ulbrich .... camera operator
Eric Ulbrich .... gaffer
 
Casting Department
Sherrie Henderson .... additional casting
Laura Hofrichter .... extras casting
Dan Velez .... additional casting
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Katherine Voorhies .... wardrobe assistant
 
Editorial Department
Richard Lowe .... assistant editor
Gregory White .... colorist
 
Transportation Department
Kim Green .... transportation coordinator
Ari Virgil-Paige .... transportation captain
 
Other crew
Leigh E. Carlson .... location manager
Heather Casterlin .... script supervisor
John Coffey .... production assistant
Sonu Dham .... set production assistant
Zeke Hanson .... production assistant
Joshua Knoles .... script supervisor
William Alden Smith .... production assistant
Ari Virgil-Paige .... production coordinator
 

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Rated R for strong brutal violence, some graphic sexuality, drug use and language
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85 min
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Certification:
Australia:R (2010) | Germany:18 | New Zealand:R18 | Singapore:M18 | UK:15 | USA:R (certificate #45705)

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Trivia:
William Bonin had three scenes with his mother in an earlier draft of the script.See more »
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Anachronisms: Every city shot contains background vehicles that are clearly makes and models contemporary to 2009 when the movie was filmed. Bonin was apprehended in June 1980.See more »

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Bashful and Restrained, 5 May 2014
Author: LeonLouisRicci from United States

There can be No Excuses. No Matter the Budget, it is Incomprehensible to make a Movie about a Real-Life Serial Killer and Eliminate the Most Profound Identifying Characteristics of said Serial Killer. Bill Bonin was a Sexual Predator First and Foremost. He was a Gay Killer/Torturer/Rapist who Preyed on Teenage Boys and the Brutality of His Crimes are Well Known.

So Why Bother? The Movie is Competent, even Well Done as far as it goes and the Acting is Certainly Up to the Task at hand. But the Disassociation from and Elimination of the Sexual Aspects (aside from a few lines of dialog) about the Nature and Motivation of the Crime Spree is Unacceptable and Disrespectful of the Victims.

Even with all the Glaring and Sneering and Far Away Eyes of the Lead Actor, the On Screen Character Never Comes Close to Fleshing Out the Real Freeway Killer. The One On Display here is a Bonafide Psycho No Doubt but the Real Life Sexual-Maniacal Whack-Job is Somewhere in the True-Crime Files and Nowhere to be Seen here.

This is a Missed Opportunity because the Ingredients are all here. Some Good Acting and Low-Low-Budget Exposition, but it is a Shame that the Filmmakers Stayed Away from Exploiting the Excesses of the Motivational Kill-Lust, Perhaps a Fear of Exploitation, but in doing so the Heart of the Story is Abandon when it should have been Cut-Out, Carved-Up, and Creatively Displayed.

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