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Coming soon "My Brother, Freeway Mike McCarter".

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"Freeway Mike (left) and a Halloween double.

"Freeway's" sister making movie about local "super fan"

You probably know Mike McCarter as "Freeway," his nickname, and from his countless jumbo tron appearances at the Bradley Center, Miller Park and other venues. Soon, you also may know him as the star of a new documentary film.

Dee Dee Russell is a "Bohemian filmmaker" and sister to local, Milwaukee "sports fan legend" Mike McCarter.

Russell, currently living in San Francisco, is raising money to film a documentary on her brother's life. According to her website, "My Brother, Freeway Mike McCarter" (is a) feature length documentary about her brother Mike McCarter, the Milwaukee sports legend who is also an adult autistic."

Freeway's a bit of a man around town and Milwaukee legend, and he's seemingly been at just about every local sporting event for the past 20+ years. He's autistic and the subject of countless rumors. So, Russell's film will chronicle McCarter's life and "serve as an example of how living as an autistic affects an entire city."

Russell is using Kickstarter.com to raise funds for production and filming.


Talkbacks

brewcitypaul | June 3, 2011 at 9:44 a.m. (report)

FREEWAY! This is awesome. I've lived on the east side for 10 years and been going to Brewers & Bucks games for over 20 years. I've had numerous conversations with Freeway and have always been amazed at the number of stories and details he remembers from games years ago. Just an amazing man and journey. Dee Dee - You should start a website to raise funds for this if you need support. I think you would find many would be willing to help get this story told.

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DeeDeeRussell | June 2, 2011 at 6:56 p.m. (report)

Now this is the start of an awesome journey about a one of a kind character and the people who love and support him! Appreciate the consideration!

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tufluv | June 2, 2011 at 4:39 p.m. (report)

AWESOME idea!! Freeway Mike is a Milwaukee "Institution", and just an INCREDIBLY super smart,nice guy, and deserves his story to be heard;)

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