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Freeway Killer -- For years he terrorized California motorists as he rode the endless highways searching for his next victim. Find out in this chilling true story of one of our most notorious serial killers, William Bonin aka the FREEWAY KILLER, whose poisoned mind struck terror into an entire nation.
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 »
The true story of William Bonin a California serial killer. | Add synopsis »
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  (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
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
85 min
Aspect Ratio:
1.78 : 1 See more »
Australia:R (2010) | Germany:18 | New Zealand:R18 | Singapore:M18 | UK:15 | USA:R (certificate #45705)

Did You Know?

Vernon's home is really the house of screenwriter David Birke.See more »
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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9 out of 17 people found the following review useful.
Pretty good for an off Hollywood flick, 7 February 2010
Author: aptquark from United States

I don't pretend to be a "reviewer" don't expect fancy jargon. What I can say is that I am, and have been, an avid movie go'er for 32 years. I have seen many movies...the good, the bad...and the ugly. This is actually quite good. The acting is good, especially by the main actor playing the role of William Bonin. It's a very simple movie with no attempts to pretend otherwise. There is a cameo of the actor who played "Henry, portrait of a serial killer"...which in my humble opinion is one of the most visceral serial killer movies of all time. If you are looking for a "B" movie feel, but with very good acting this is a good one. No blood and guts. No Hollywood afterbirth here, just a simple, accurate, and well directed movie about the life of a real serial killer, William Bonin. Enjoy.

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