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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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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:
A couple of graphic crime scenes photos that Vernon shows Kyle are real.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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worth it for true crime die hards..., 7 July 2014
Author: MarieGabrielle from United States

It is interesting to see Leet in the principal role of Freeway killer William Bonin, who apparently was an extremely disturbed individual who also teamed up with young boys he either picked up hitchhiking, or at local parties in the area of Southern Los Angeles.

The product of a pedophile grandfather and alcoholic mother (we only see a glimpse of his mother, a psychological wreck for certain). Yet none of the back-story of Bonin can explicate the heinous acts of kidnapping and torture he put his victims through, in real life.

There is also an odd scene where his friend "Vern" is dressed as wizard, into the occult and Tarot cards, and helps host parties to attract young boys. (Reminiscent of John Wayne Gacy, Des Plaines Illinois serial killer).

Actor Michael Rooker (from JFK film), is excellent as the detective who finally trails the killer, there is an especially good scene at a local newsstand, while Bonin is salivating over the headlines and murders, Rooker is observing him casually. Then Bonin suddenly turns to him to try and out him as a detective.

If you like this type film you may also be interested in "The Hillside Stranglers" with Billy Zane and Dennis Farina as the killers (actually a good true crime story due for a re-make). As well as the Gacy film with Brian Dennehy, in the lead role as John Wayne Gacy.

The story is based on facts, and a cautionary tale for random young people who will just trust any stranger. This story shows,no matter how friendly a sociopath may seem, they are chameleons, and capable of anything. You may also like criminologist author Michael Schecter's book "Serial Killers" . truly surreal and horrifying.

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