I haven’t watched Freeway in years, but a passing mention of it in another thread reminded me of it.
I saw it at a free screening in Santa Monica before it was released. As is usual, the audience had to evaluate the film. There’s a courtroom scene where Kiefer Sutherland appears in a wheelchair and head brace. Reese Witherspoon starts laughing at him. After the show I heard people commenting on the scene as they filled out their evaluation cards. ‘I can’t belive they had that scene! It’s so wrong to laugh at handicapped people!’ Talk about missing the point! The Sutherland character is evil. :rolleyes:
I rented Freeway when it came out on video. The courtroom scene, which I found to be very entertaining (sicko bastard that I am), had been cut dramatically. Too bad. Sutherland’s character had been getting the contempt he deserved. But I guess too many screening audiences were offended by the scene.
I wonder if there’s ever going to be a director’s cut released? Probably not.