Watch: Freeway 1996 123movies, Full Movie Online – 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….
Plot: Following the arrest of her mother, Ramona, young Vanessa Lutz decides to go in search of her estranged grandmother. On the way, she is given a ride by school counselor Bob Wolverton. 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.
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A Funny and Poignant Story Under a Gritty Exterior
This film is somewhat deceptive, in that the characters seem so outwardly stereotypical of the kind of the sub class of the under-educated, drug or sex addled teenagers and the people who prey on them, which makers of slasher films have doled out in the last couple of decades. But Witherspoon brings a fighting charm to the lead character, Venessa Lutz, who has just about everything bad thrown at her that a young person can have thrown at them while growing up. She survives and prevails with grittiness, will and humor. As far from an angel as you can get she becomes vigilante and enforcer of her own brand of justice to a particularly malevolent form of evil visited on by Bob Wolverton (Kiefer Sutherland) and an uncaring and unbelieving law enforcement system. It’s really a small classic and should be viewed without any predjudice of youth crime. It then becomes an eloquent statement for better and more rational treatment of young offenders.
Extreme but fascinating
Teenaged Vanessa Lutz (Reese Witherspoon) is illiterate and has a VIOLENT temper. Her prostitute mother has just been jailed so she tries to get to her grandmother. She’s picked up by Bob Wolveton (Kiefer Sutherland) who might be a mass murderer…
Film begins and ends like a very perverse version of “Little Red Riding Hood”. The middle has Witherspoon trying to get to her grandmothers. The film is VERY VERY violent with virtual non-stop swearing and plenty of sexual talk thrown in. How it got by with an R rating is beyond me. Still, I love it. What the point of this is I don’t know, but it’s unlike any other film I’ve ever seen. It’s not afraid to push over the limit of good taste and is never dull. Also the acting is just great. Witherspoon attacks her role full force and is just astounding. Sutherland is equally good as the wolf (Wolveton–get it?) and the supporting cast is full of talented actors (Amanda Plummer, Michael T. Weiss, Dan Hedaya) all doing great.
An undiscovered little gem. But be warned–the violence and language is more than a little extreme. NOT for the squeamish.
Original Language en
Runtime 1 hr 42 min (102 min), 1 hr 42 min (102 min) (Australia), 1 hr 42 min (102 min) (France), 1 hr 44 min (104 min) (uncut), 1 hr 42 min (102 min) (cut) (USA)
Genre Crime, Drama, Thriller
Director Matthew Bright
Writer Matthew Bright
Actors Reese Witherspoon, Kiefer Sutherland, Bokeem Woodbine
Country United States, France
Awards 6 wins & 4 nominations
Production Company N/A
Sound Mix Dolby
Aspect Ratio 1.85 : 1
Camera Panavision Cameras and Lenses
Film Length N/A
Negative Format 35 mm (Eastman)
Cinematographic Process Spherical
Printed Film Format 35 mm