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Freeway (1988)

A deeply-disturbed priest goes on a murderous night-time rampage across America's highways.

Director:

Francis Delia

Writers:

Deanne Barkley (novel), Francis Delia | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Darlanne Fluegel ... Sarah 'Sunny' Harper
James Russo ... Frank Quinn
Billy Drago ... Edward Anthony Heller
Richard Belzer ... Dr. David Lazarus
Michael Callan ... Lt. Boyle
Joe Palese Joe Palese ... Det. Gomez (as Joey Palese)
Steve Franken ... Lawyer
Brian Kaiser Brian Kaiser ... Morrie
Kenneth Tobey ... Monsignor Kavanaugh
Julianne Dallara Julianne Dallara ... Roseanna Rivera
Laurie Foshay Laurie Foshay ... Laura
Gloria Edwards Gloria Edwards ... Nurse Mary
Deem Bristow ... TV interviewer
Toby Anderson Toby Anderson ... Bud Clay
Kimberly Hall Kimberly Hall ... Thelma Clay
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Storyline

A crazed driver...with a deeply troubled past goes on a nightly shooting spree across the highways of America...preying on motorists as part of a fanatical religious crusade. Can anyone end his carnage-filled rampage? Or even find out why he's carrying out these acts of atrocities? Written by suspicous

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There's a killer on the road ... And on the radio! See more »

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Goofs

The last book of the Christian Bible is the Apocalypse or Revelation. But everyone in the movie, including priests and the scholarly talk-show host, pluralizes it to "Revelations". See more »

Quotes

Edward Anthony Heller: [taking aim at someone with his gun] I am the end
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Featured in Carmageddon: Francis Delia on 'Freeway' (2017) See more »

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Highway murders, with the Belz on the radio
1 June 2000 | by silentgpaleoSee all my reviews

I think it was Dennis Miller who coined calling Richard Belzer ,"the Belz." Anyhow, FREEWAY was made somewhere in between stand-up dates by Belzer, long before Homicide hit television. Of course, Belzer had done other flicks before(THE GROOVE TUBE), so he was fairly comfortable in front of the camera.

And, in fact, Belzer is the only entertaining thing about FREEWAY. The plot itself concerns a road-rager (back in the late 80's, this was un-hip) who blows the heads off of people. This psycho(the ever-employed Billy Drago)gets caught up with the Belz, with one of the killings being heard by Belzer.

James Russo, as always, thinks he's tough. But, like Mickey Rourke(sometimes), acting tough and being tough are two separate things.

FREEWAY is not so hot, and the low-budget shows. But, if you are a Belzer fan(I know you're out there), then this may be worth a look.

Everyone else, beware, THIS FILM IS TEDIOUS AND OVERLONG.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

25 November 1988 (Portugal) See more »

Also Known As:

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Filming Locations:

Los Angeles, California, USA

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Box Office

Gross USA:

$142,671
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Company Credits

Production Co:

Gower Street Pictures See more »
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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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