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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:
Director John Murlowski got a ticket for shooting the opening montage of a dead body on the side of the highway without a permit. Moreover, that's Murlowski as said body.See more »
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Anachronisms: In the first grocery scene where Bonin "meets" Kyle, the display cooler behind him has Starbuck brand Frappichinos on the top shelf. This movie is set in the late 1970's and was way before this product came out, Frappachinos were introduced in the late 1990's.See more »

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14 out of 23 people found the following review useful.
Absurdly incomplete, 23 April 2010
Author: Bill Shroyer from United States

This was a rather disappointing experience. Scott Leet gave a terrific performance, there was nothing about his acting I'd have changed in the least. But the script was so sanitized as to make the movie basically useless to anyone who actually wants to know about Bill Bonin, the Freeway Killer. They might just as well have used muppets for all the more realistically it portrayed the people and events associated with the film. I don't get why they're so afraid to at least just _acknowledge_ the full depth of depravity of characters such as Bonin. They wouldn't even need to show fake rape scenes or anything, just acknowledge that the sexual element WAS his motivation. The defining feature about William George Bonin is that he was a serial lust killer - a very specific kind of serial killer - and you would never have known it if all you had to go on was this movie. Going by this movie, you couldn't even really tell he was gay. It's ridiculous. Again, the actor was fantastic - the script, however, sucked. If you're in the mood for Mary Poppins with a mustache, this is for you. If you're in the mood for truth and realism, you won't find it here. No thumbs, 1 star.

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