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Freeway is a 1996 movie starring Kiefer Sutherland, Reese Witherspoon and Brooke Shields. It was directed by Matthew Bright. 1996 is a leap year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar, and was designated the International Year for the Eradication of Poverty. ... Kiefer Sutherland Kiefer William Frederick Dempsey George Rufus Sutherland (born December 21, 1966) is a Canadian television and film actor. ... Reese Witherspoon Reese Witherspoon (born as Laura Jean Reese Witherspoon on March 22, 1976) is an American actress perhaps most familiar as Elle Woods in the film Legally Blonde (2001) and its sequel Legally Blonde 2: Red, White and Blonde (2003). ... Brooke Shields on the cover of Marie Claire Christa Brooke Camille Shields (born May 31, 1965 in New York City, New York, USA) is an American actress. ... Director, writer and actor Mathew Brights vision of a surreal, slap-happy and ultra-violent America has informed his work from the beginning. ...


Plot

Bob Wolverton, a serial killer and rapist, picks up Vanessa Lutz, an illiterate teenage runaway after her car breaks down and promises to take her to her grandmother's house. After manipulating Vanessa into confessing to him the details of her painfully dysfunctional life, including a prostitute mother and a sexually abusive stepfather, Bob reveals his true colors and tries to kill her. The tables are turned, however, as Vanessa eventually shoots him several times and escapes. Vanessa is quickly arrested and questioned by two detectives who write her off as a carjacker, even though she insists Bob had tried to kill her and had told her about his other murders. Bob survives, severely handicapped, and Vanessa is put on trial, with everyone believing (at first) that Bob is the innocent victim he claims to be. Vanessa goes to prison, while Bob and his socialite wife, who knows nothing of his crimes, are treated like heroes. Serial killers are individuals who have a history of multiple slayings of victims who were usually unknown to them beforehand. ... Rape is a crime wherein the victim is forced into sexual activity against his or her will, in particular sexual penetration. ... Literacy is the ability to use text to communicate across space and time. ... This page is a candidate to be moved to Wiktionary. ... Prostitution is the sale of sexual services (typically manual stimulation, oral sex, sexual intercourse, or anal sex) for cash or other kind of return, generally indiscriminately with many persons. ... Sexual abuse is physical or psychological abuse or harm that involves sexual behavior. ... A socialite is a person (male or female, but more often used for a woman) of social prominence who is considered to be an influential social figure. ...


Scared at first, Vanessa eventually makes friends in prison, including a heroin-addicted lesbian and a Hispanic gang leader, who helps her escape. Heroin or diamorphine (INN) (colloquially referred to as brown sugar, junk, babania, horse, golden brown, smack, black tar, H, big H, lady H, dope, skag, juice, diesel, etc. ... A lesbian is a homosexual woman. ... Hispanic, as used in the United States, is one of several terms used to categorize U.S. immigrants for whose background hail either from Spain, the Spanish-speaking countries of Latin America or the original settlers of the traditionally Spanish-held Southwestern United States. ...


Meanwhile, the detectives look back over the evidence and find that she was telling the truth. They search his house, finding violent pornography and human remains in his garage. Confronted at last with what her husband really is, Wolverton's wife commits suicide. Arriving home to find a police car at his house, Wolverton panics and flees to Vanessa's grandmother's house. Pornography (from Greek πορνογραφια pornographia — literally writing about or drawings of harlots) (also informally referred to as porn or porno) is the representation of the human body or human sexual behaviour with the goal of sexual arousal, similar to, but (according to some) distinct from, erotica. ... Garage has several meanings: Look up Garage in Wiktionary, the free dictionary In connection with vehicles, a garage has the following meanings: A building attached to or on the grounds of a residence for storing an automobile (UK: car) A garage that is open on at least 2 sides is... Suicide (from Latin sui caedere, to kill oneself) is the act of wilfully ending ones own life; it is sometimes a noun for one who has committed or attempted the act. ...


Posing as a prostitute, Vanessa steals a car and drives there as well. She finds her grandmother dead and Wolverton waiting for her with a knife. After a struggle, Vanessa kills him just in time for the detectives to arrive.


The movie is a dark comedy loosely modeled after the story of Little Red Riding Hood; Vanessa is Red Riding Hood, while Bob represents the Big Bad Wolf. The term problem plays is applied to the three plays William Shakespeare wrote between the last of his pure comedies (Twelfth Night) and the first of his pure tragedies (Othello) They are Alls Well That Ends Well, Measure for Measure, Troilus and Cressida. ... WPA poster by Kenneth Whitley, 1939 Little Red Riding Hood is a folktale that has changed much in its history. ... The Big Bad Wolf is a fictional character who first appeared in the Three Little Pigs and Little Red Riding Hood, folk tales that can be traced to the literary salons of the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries. ...


Tagline: Her life is no fairytale.


Cast

Kiefer Sutherland Kiefer William Frederick Dempsey George Rufus Sutherland (born December 21, 1966) is a Canadian television and film actor. ... Reese Witherspoon Reese Witherspoon (born as Laura Jean Reese Witherspoon on March 22, 1976) is an American actress perhaps most familiar as Elle Woods in the film Legally Blonde (2001) and its sequel Legally Blonde 2: Red, White and Blonde (2003). ... Dan Hedaya Dan Hedaya is a prolific character actor. ... Amanda Plummer (born March 23, 1957 in New York) is an American actress. ... Brooke Shields on the cover of Marie Claire Christa Brooke Camille Shields (born May 31, 1965 in New York City, New York, USA) is an American actress. ... Michael T. Weiss is an actor from Chicago, Illinois, born February 2, 1962. ... Guillermo Diaz Actor Guillermo Diaz (born in New Jersey, USA) stars in movies such as Half Baked (1998) and 200 Cigarettes(1999), Stonewall (1995), and has had several TV guest appearances on such shows as Chappelles Show and ER. External link IMDb article Official Homepage of Guillermo Diaz Categories... Brittany Murphy performs at a USO show aboard the USS Nimitz Brittany Murphy (born Brittany Anne Murphy November 10, 1977) is an American actress who is perhaps best known for her performance as Tai Frazier in Clueless. ... Actress Alanna Ubach Alanna Ubach (b. ... Susan Barnes (born September 8, 1952 in Rabat, Malta) is a Canadian politician. ... Tara Subkoff in the indie film All over Me Tara Lyn Subkoff (born 1973) is an actress and fashion designer. ...

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Freeway is a 1996 movie starring Kiefer Sutherland, Reese Witherspoon and Brooke Shields.
Sutherland plays a serial killer and rapist, Bob Wolverton, who picks up Witherspoon's character, Vanessa Lutz, after her car breaks down.
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