A young man who escaped the clutches of a murderous hitch-hiker is subsequently stalked, framed for the hitcher's crimes, and has his life made into hell by the same man he escaped.
2.35 : 1
Action, Crime, Drama, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Murder, Police, Road, Hitchhiker, Truck
Slasher Film, Crime Thriller
Serial Killers, Miscarriage of Justice, Mind Games
Disturbing, Lurid, Gruesome, Ominous, Menacing
Has Detailed Data (New)
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US Box Office
Country Of Origin
The Hitcher is a 1986 American road action-horror film directed by Robert Harmon and written by Eric Red. It stars Rutger Hauer, C. Thomas Howell, Jennifer Jason Leigh, and Jeffrey DeMunn. Howell plays Jim, a young man who gives a ride to a hitchhiker, played by Hauer. After narrowly escaping death, Jim repeatedly encounters the hitchhiker, who is revealed to be a serial killer, and the two engage in a game of cat and mouse. It was released in the United States on February 21, 1986.
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