Freeway 1996

Freeway

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A modern update on the tale of Little Red Riding Hood, Freeway is an audacious black comedy with a star-making performance from the young Reese Witherspoon.

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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 & Crew

Brooke Shields
Mimi Wolverton
Wolfgang Bodison
Detective Mike Breer
Dan Hedaya
Detective Garnet Wallace
Bokeem Woodbine
Chopper Wood
Sydney Lassick
Woody Wilson
Dan Halsted
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Richard Rutowski
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Oliver Stone
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Danny Elfman
Original Music
Tito Larriva
Original Music
Miss Murgatroid
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John Thomas
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Critic Reviews for Freeway

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Audience Reviews for Freeway

  • Apr 19, 2016
    This is arguably Witherspoon's best acting to date, it's very different to see her playing an anti-heroine. The story of Freeway is a twisted version of Little Red Riding Hood. I loved the tongue in cheek humour that made Freeway into a cult film. Definitely one of the definitive films of the 90s.
    Sylvester K Super Reviewer
  • Nov 29, 2011
    As a work of originality, a satire and a modern retelling of a classic fairytale, "Freeway" can be called a success, but as enjoyable entertainment, it is more or less of a mixed bag. What makes it such a compelling, tasteless experience is its stark depiction of inner-city life; its grim humor that can cause us to either laugh or wince; and the sheer audacity of its creator, Matthew Bright. As well, Reese Witherspoon is exceptional and attention-grabbing in her first lead role and Kiefer Sutherland is rightfully despicable as the Big Bad Bob Wolverton.
    Stephen E Super Reviewer
  • Oct 24, 2011
    It's hard not to love Reese Witherspoon in anything. This film was mad, crazy, over the top and at times quite hilarious. It's a great modern version of 'Little Red Riding Hood' and even though the ending is predictable, you can't help but like it and you end up rooting for little old Vanessa despite her troubled mind. Even more so because a girl with such a tiny frame was beating up men and genuinelly making them terrified of her. Some scenes shock you and most scenes are unpredicable apart from it's ending. It's a weird yet wonderful film.
    Bethany M Super Reviewer
  • Mar 09, 2010
    A great twist of both the serial killer genre and the tale of little red riding hood. Reese Witherspoon did her best work when she was younger and this film along with Election is a testament to that. Her performance is comedic and terrifying at the same time. You gotta love Kiefer Sutherland in this too who as the villian spends more time getting the shit kicked out of him than actually being terrifying. The film isn't meant to be realistic and don't view it as such, its an over the top exploitation film with just the right amount of satire.
    Alec B Super Reviewer

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