death car on the freeway movie is a made for tv film of its time – made in 1979 meaning lots of bad but some awesome things – old school driving stunts involving lots of cars in real action and death defying scenes.
you can watch the first 3 minutes of the film which shows you exactly what 1970s vehicle stunt driving, look and sound it is.
the movie also known as wheels of death should really be called death van on the freeway
Believe me, with that maniac, you KNOW, without a doubt in the world. I have never been so scared in my life, and I’ve been through major surgery twice.
the acting and story line is so 1970s but the heroine actor – Shelley Hack – does actually act well – the rest of the cast including george hamilton ham it up or are cheap labour actors.
Jan: Isn’t it true that Terrina Manns was being attacked by the Fiddler when she was stopped by a highway patrolman, who not only let the Fiddler get away, but insisted on citing her for speeding?
Lieutenant Haller: Well I don’t have any information on that but if the lady was stopped for speeding, she probably was speeding. Unfortunately we don’t have enough men to be everywhere at once. Now if that’s all the questions, thank you.
Jan: But why did the patrolman stop Terrina Manns instead of the van? Because he was more interested in a pretty woman alone in a sporty car?
to go with the super old style action sequences you have a crazeee driver with psycho electro blue grass music death theme – the crazy van driver is nicknamed ‘the freeway fiddler’ and take that whichever way you want.
I was heading back to the club. There was this black van in the lane next to me, so I cut in front of him, you got to cut in front of somebody if you want to get off the freeway. So I cut in front of him and the next thing I know all of a sudden, this van is pushing me from behind so fast that I miss the Victory Boulevard exit. And then he came up alongside me and he pushed me off the freeway, just forced me off the freeway
you only watch the death car on the freeway film for the great old style car crashes and chase sequences – with roads taken over by the stunt drivers risking their lives with every dangerous stunt and chase – signs of previous stunts all over the place with car tyre skid marks – wheel tracks on road sides and verges
no continuity with the chase scenes on the freeway due to the amount of cars being choreographed with no computers/cgi to fix things like that
car chase at the start of the movie using the same few seconds of film of a speedo but spread over a few minutes
death car stunts car and explosions on the freeway
no death car on the freeway video streaming in the year of our lord 2018 – it really is a straight to tv production
if you ever get to watch it on your tv then record it and marvel in it
the freeway fiddler?
Dr. Rita Glass:what I can offer tonight is a sort of psychological profile based on what we already know about the killer. Let’s take the attacks themselves. We already know that the victims are all women traveling the freeway alone. We also know that they were all reasonably attractive, and there is strong evidence to suggest that in each case the driver of the car performed some sort of maneuver which was perceived by the killer as an act of aggression, causing the killer to say in effect ‘Hey, you women are just getting too big for your britches’.
Lieutenant Haller: I’d like to say that the public can play an important role in cases like this, especially in a preventive sense. Women especially can help by not making themselves candidates for the Fiddler. You might be interested to know that between them, the victims have accumulated 10 moving violations in the last 3 years. And one of them, Becky Lyons, has had her license suspended on at least one occasion.
Jan: Lieutenant, are you saying it was somehow these women’s fault that they were attacked by the Freeway Fiddler?
Jan: How can you pursue this case effectively if you feel this way? You’re talking about 10 violations in 3 years? There’ve been 12 victims, that’s not even one violation a piece. That’s nothing.
Lieutenant Haller: No that’s not nothing, that’s something, because 9 of those women are dead.
no freeway fiddling soundtrack – how much would you pay for that tape?