Synopsis: 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...
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama
Director(s): Matthew Bright
Production: Republic Pictures Home Video
  6 wins & 4 nominations.
Rotten Tomatoes:
102 min

Okay, we've got a four-word sentence

here for you.

What is it, Vanessa?

Vanessa, come on.

Here we go. "The".





Perfect. You've got it.

Now let's continue to the third word.



Think "k", "kuh", followed by "s".

Think "kuh-s". "kuh-s".



- "Drinks"?

- You got it. That's it.

- "Drinks".

- You did it. Perfect.

Um, "The cat drinks...


That's right. Very good.

Great, Vanessa.

Vanessa! Chopper!

Fully rewarded now?

Hey, mister!

I've got my own place.

It's right over there in the motel.

You can turn right here and get in.

It's cooler.

Then can I get in the car with you?

- I'll go wherever you wanna go.

- Move, bitch!

- No, thank you!

- Sir! Sir!

Well, screw you too,

fuckin' n*gger!

Mom? What are you doin'?

- What are you doin' home so early?

- It's not so early, Mom.

- How you doin', Ms. Lutz?

- Don't even talk to her, Chopper!

- Vanessa, I'm out of here.

- Okay.

- Will you give your mom my regards?

- Will do, Ms. Lutz.

You said you weren't gonna

do this no more.

I've had enough crap

from your father all day.

- I am real stressed out...

- Larry is not my dad.

If you're gonna smart-ass me,

you can just go on home right now.

Get out of my face right now!

- Go on, get out!

- Fine.

- Fine.

- You don't know nothing' about nothin'!

You don't know

a goddamn thing about nothin'!

Larry, just let me through.

- What's the magic word?

- F*ck you, you piece of shit.

"F*ck you"?

How was school?

Like you really

fuckin' care, asshole.

Me and your mama, we spent the whole day

in line securin' rent vouchers,

and we could both use

a little consideration!

Don't it bother you your own wife

bringin' off all them guys for money?

I make her use mouthwash after.

You like that minty-fresh taste,

huh, Larry?

Vanessa Lutz, I'm gettin' ready

to take a seriously big shit

right on top of that

pointy little head of yours!

Don't be a smart-ass.

Hey, motherfucker.

- You want some company?

- Yeah.

Oh, let me get in.

You get the luckiest breaks.

And I mean lucky.

What else could it be?

We interrupt this program to go live

to L.A. County Sheriff's headquarters,

where a press conference

is now in progress...

regarding the grisly find

yesterday morning

along San Diego Freeway

in Torrance.

The two females have been

identified as 19-year-old...

Tempest Mueller of Downey,

and 16-year-old...

Corky Poindexter of Bellflower.

Both females have extensive

arrest records for prostitution,

and we are now considering them

as victims of the individual

that we call the I-5 Killer.

I'll take a few questions.

- I happened to be watchin' that, Larry!

- Forget it.

You just don't want me

hearin' about that killer out there.

But what if he drove up right

this second and snatched up Mom, huh?

What would you have

to say then, smart guy?

First of all,

your mama would kick his ass.

And second of all, that killer

is all the way up in L.A., okay?

My dog's better than your dog

My dog's better than yours

My dog's better

'cause he gets Ken-L Ration

My dog's better than yours

Larry, get your goddamn hands

off of my anatomy!

- Or I swear to fucking God...

- What?

- What are you gonna do?

- I'll tell Mom.

Oh, yeah, like she's

really gonna believe you.

I'm really not up

to your shit today, Larry.

- Fact, I'm mad as hell at you now.

- Aw, come here.

Goddamn it, Larry!

Get your fuckin' hands off me,

you shithead!


You hit hard!

Now you just behave.

F*ck, you hit hard.

You know, I can't help you

if you don't tell me

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Matthew Bright

Matthew Bright (born June 8, 1952) is an American film director, writer and actor.His first noted credits were as writer and actor in the 1980 film Forbidden Zone, portraying the twins Squeezit and René Henderson. The film includes his two masochistic characters living in a garbage can, spit on, raped and tortured in an alternate dimension's kingdom and decapitated by Satan (played by Danny Elfman). Bright was credited as Toshiro Boloney. He grew up with writer/director Richard Elfman and his brother, composer Danny Elfman. Matthew Bright is notable for directing and writing the 1996 exploitation film Freeway and its 1999 direct-to-video sequel. more…

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