• Freeway (1996)


Release Date: 1996

DVD Release Date: August 20th, 1997

R |1 hr 42 min

Plot Summary

Following the arrest of her mother, Ramona (Amanda Plummer), young Vanessa Lutz (Reese Witherspoon) decides to go in search of her estranged grandmother. On the way, she is given a ride by school counselor Bob Wolverton (Kiefer Sutherland). During the journey, Lutz begins to realize that Bob is the notorious I-5 Killer and manages to escape by shooting him several times. Wounded but still very much alive, Bob pursues Lutz across the state in this modern retelling of Little Red Riding Hood.

Cast: Kiefer Sutherland, Reese Witherspoon, Brooke Shields, Wolfgang Bodison, Dan Hedaya, Amanda Plummer, Michael T. Weiss, Bokeem Woodbine

Director: Matthew Bright

Genres: Thriller , Comedy

Production Co: Illusion Entertainment, Muse Productions, Kushner-Locke Company, August Entertainment

Keywords: Survival, Quest, 1990s, Prison, Escape, Playful, Police officer, Mother, Growing up, Revenge, Dark

Ratings & Reviews

  • 88
    Roger EbertChicago Sun-Times

    It seems aimed at people who loved "Pulp Fiction'' and have strong stomachs. Like it or hate it (or both), you have to admire its skill, and the over-the-top virtuosity of Reese Witherspoon and Kiefer Sutherland as the girl and the wolf. show more

  • 100
    TV Guide Magazine

    Bright cunningly translates the story of Little Red Riding Hood into the trashy vernacular of tabloid TV and reality-based cop shows. show more

  • 100
    Mick LaSalleSan Francisco Chronicle

    Freeway is rude in the way the truth is rude -- only funnier. The movie seduces with its humor, all the while presenting a realized vision of a harsh, absurd world. show more

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