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The Hitcher
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(328 ratings)
7.3 IMDB rating

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Rutger Hauer

Rutger Hauer

John Ryder
C. Thomas Howell

C. Thomas Howell

Jim Halsey
Jeffrey DeMunn

Jeffrey DeMunn

Captain Esteridge
John M. Jackson

John M. Jackson

Sergeant Starr
Billy Green Bush

Billy Green Bush

Trooper Donner
Jack Thibeau

Jack Thibeau

Trooper Prestone
Armin Shimerman

Armin Shimerman

Interrogation Sergeant


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Eric Red

Eric Red

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Felt a lot like a great thriller from Hitchcock.

3 years, 7 months ago at Feb 15 11:24
1 vote
This was released in an era where horrors and thrillers were becoming landmarks and where the older generation of cinema was slowly changing to the modern generation and as I was watching The Hitcher it did bring back memories of the older classic thrillers but also at the same time, was the start of something new and became the dawning of a new era. There were many moments that did give me chills... read more

A good movie

3 years, 3 months ago at Jun 6 13:08
1 vote
Since I kept hearing good things about this flick, I was really eager to watch it. To be honest, I'm not usually a big fan of those cheesy 80's action movies. I mean, some of them are decent but most of them are rather underwhelming, in my opinion. However, I have definitely a weak spot for this one. Indeed, first of all, there was the mighty Rutger Hauer in all his greatness and, only for his per... read more
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Description: When a young man, driving to California by himself, naively picks up a hitchhiker, he gets more than he bargained for: the hitcher is a serial killer who mercilessly slashes anyone he meets, ranging from truckstop waitresses to happy families in station wagons. Because of a lucky fluke, the driver manages to escape the charismatic mur ... (more)
Release date: 21 February 1986
UPC: 026359375620
Thriller (13), Horror (12), 1986 (11), 1980s (9), Suspense (6), Murder (6), Serial Killer (6), Road Movie (6), Hitchhiker (5), Dismemberment (5), Drama (5), Action (4), Blood (4), (3), Romance (3), Jailbreak (3), Disturbing (3), Chase Scene (3), Crime (3), Series 1st (3)
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"Interrogation Sergeant: What's your name? Come on. What's your name? Do you have a name? Do you have a police record? Where are you from? John Ryder: Disneyland. Nash: Actually we're all from Mars around here, we keep our spaceship out back. So... what planet are you from? Jim Halsey: What do you want? John Ryder: I want you to stop me. "


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