Freeway (1996)

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Avg Rating: 4.3 / 5. Voted: 32

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Directed by: Matthew Bright
Starring: Reese Witherspoon (Vanessa), Kiefer Sutherland (Wolverton), Wolfgang Bodison (Det Mike), Dan Hedaya (Det Garnet Wallace), Amanda Plummer (Mother), Brooke Shields (Mrs. Wolverton), Bokeem Woodbine (Chopper) , Michael T. Weiss (Larry), Brittany Murphy (Rhonda), Alanna Ubach (Mesquita), Conchata Ferrell (Social worker)
Country: United States
Language: English (Optional Eng Subs)
Runtime: 01:41:29
Genres: Teenager, Serial Killers

Plot – Spoilers:
Freeway is a modern retelling of Little Red Riding Hood, this time lost in the woods of LA.

Vanessa, a teenager who lives with her junkie-hooker mother and stepdad has no immediate hopes or ambitions for a trash-free existence. But when her mother is taken away by the cops, Vanessa decides being bounced around foster care isn’t for her. So she packs her bare stuff and heads off in search of her paternal grandmother whom she’s never met. But the highways are stalked by a serial killer with a thing for prostitutes and runaways.

Most of the adults in Vanessa’s world seem titillated by her shitty life experiences rather than sympathetic. During the first half of the film, Vanessa’s character has a naivete that borders on the stupid, partly because she is honest. Is she honest because she’s stupid or does she seem stupid because she’s honest? This debate lends an entertaining satirical feel to the classic fairy tale in its modern context, though it does peter out towards the end as Vanessa goes all gangsta.

The memorable opening/closing score is a nice bonus though.

28 thoughts on “Freeway (1996)

  • April 15, 2021 at 1:13 pm
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    what a great movie to watch right during school

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  • April 15, 2021 at 3:14 pm
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    well reese witherspoon is fucking hot. enough said

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  • April 15, 2021 at 6:00 pm
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    ok really liked that movie actually

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  • April 15, 2021 at 10:40 pm
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    reese witherspoon should have got the oscar for this performance – this is a fucking good movie – wasnt sure where this was going when they were in the car but this delivers – even with apparent mainstream stars – so many good things to say – every performance was exceptional

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  • April 16, 2021 at 6:05 am
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    a rape scene would be awesome!!!

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    • April 16, 2021 at 6:42 pm
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      Yeah, a home video of you having your arse fucked with razor wire would be top notch.

      Dickhead…

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    • April 19, 2021 at 8:17 am
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      Why am I not surprised that someone on this website would think being edgy is cool or funny

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    • April 20, 2021 at 12:43 am
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      seek help you sick fuck

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    • April 21, 2021 at 11:28 pm
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      It seems this guy has caused some controversy, nice

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    • April 26, 2021 at 1:36 am
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      never mind all these d!ckheads chu…. we are all on fucked up movies dot kom … we all deep down secretly come here for rape , death , blood , torture and all the lovely shit like that ( :

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      • May 15, 2021 at 3:37 pm
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        Not true at tall ,many of of are here to see obscure Japanese ,European ,small budget independent films ..many of us are not vile little frustrated virgin morons who trawl the internet for rape imagery like you do you saddo !

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    • May 15, 2021 at 1:19 pm
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      A scene with someone kicking you in the nuts would be more awesome ! You need to sort your head out mate !

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  • April 16, 2021 at 4:57 pm
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    Great film,am now trying to find the sequel .

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    • April 16, 2021 at 10:01 pm
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      freeway 2 confessions of a trickbaby

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      • April 17, 2021 at 3:11 pm
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        Just watched it , not nearly as good but much more effed up.

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  • April 21, 2021 at 1:36 pm
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    Reese says the N word

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      • April 26, 2021 at 3:20 am
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        Using the term based is total cornball.

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  • April 24, 2021 at 1:13 am
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    just the intro of this movie made me give it 5 stars so good

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  • May 2, 2021 at 7:07 am
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    Awesome movie!! Thanks!!

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  • May 2, 2021 at 2:59 pm
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    That Great Movie !! Child kind Vanessa is Not good at studying But clever in survival

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  • May 11, 2021 at 6:12 pm
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    This made me laugh so much. Brilliant dark comedy

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  • May 15, 2021 at 3:34 pm
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    That was an excellent performance from Reese Witherspoon,what a truly talented
    actor she is .Sad to see one of two ‘ Bob’ wannabes in the comments below today

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  • July 7, 2021 at 5:53 pm
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    I love this movie so much!! I have been looking for it for years it is a MUST WATCH!!

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  • September 7, 2021 at 7:31 pm
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    This is one of my top 10 of all time. The actors blend well and It was great to see prissy Reese as trashy Reese. Don’t get me wrong, she is one of my favorites. Great story and truly something that can happen. As always great job to EUM for this add and this site.

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