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Freeway (1996)

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A twisted take on 'Little Red Riding Hood' with a teenage juvenile delinquent on the run from a social worker traveling to her grandmother's house and being hounded by a charming, but sadistic, serial killer/pedophile.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
... Bob Wolverton
... Vanessa Lutz
... Chopper
... Cop #1
... Cop #2
Ben Meyerson ... Cop at Truckstop
... Cop #3
G. Eric Miles ... Cop #4
... Detective Breer
... Detective Wallace
Chris Renna ... Doctor
... ER Nurse
... Female Anchor
... Flacco
Kitty Fox ... Grandma
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Little Red Riding Hood for the 1990's: After her mom and step-dad are arrested, 15-year-old Vanessa Lutz decides that instead of once again being put into a foster home, she'd rather go and search for the grandmother she's never met, and live with her. "On the way to grandma's house," (actually a trailer park) Vanessa's car breaks down, and she's picked up from the side of the road by Bob Wolverton, a counselor at a school for troubled boys. Bob slowly earns Vanessa's trust, and eventually convinces her to talk about her sexual abuse at the hands of her stepfather. When Vanessa realizes that Bob is enjoying what she's saying, she realizes that he's "The I-5 Killer," from the news. She tries to get out of his truck, but the inside door handle has been removed... Written by Daniel Aubrey White <white@mortimer.com>

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Rated R for strong lurid violence and sexual dialogue, some sexual situations, drug content and language | See all certifications »

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3 September 1997 (France)  »

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Budget:

$3,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$14,945, 25 August 1996, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$295,493, 13 March 1997
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Trivia

Early in the film Vanessa (Reese Witherspoon) is watching television and briefly stops at a Little Red Riding Hood cartoon. Freeway is based on Little Red Riding Hood. See more »

Goofs

The late 1950s model trailer that the Grandma lives in is only ten feet wide. In the interior shots the rooms are as large as a roomy site-built house. An impossibility in only ten feet of width. See more »

Quotes

Bob Wolverton: Chicken soup, and a fucking straw.
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Except for the main characters of Bob (Kiefer Sutherland) and Vanessa (Reese Witherspoon), the rest of the cast is listed alphabetically according to the character's name. See more »


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OESTROGEN
Written by Tracy Godding
Performed by Bandit Queen
Courtesy of Mammoth/Playtime Records
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Stunning!
11 February 2004 | by See all my reviews

Move over, Pulp Fiction. Freeway is totally outrageous, over the top hilarious, yet it all somehow has the ring of either truth or understanding or both. The performance delivered by Reese Witherspoon was not only great, it was startlingly great and the best thing I've seen her do. Each turn in the story hit me like a slap in the face, each new character was like a gift, but Reese Witherspoon playing the queen of trailer park trash was done like a symphony. Fantastic!


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