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The Hitcher
The Hitcher

The Hitcher

18A - HRV • 1986 • Horror • 97min

Robert Harmon

While transporting a car from Chicago to San Diego, Jim Halsey (C. Thomas Howell) picks up a hitchhiker named John Ryder (Rutger Hauer), who claims to be a serial killer. After a daring escape, Jim hopes to never see Ryder again. But when he witnesses the hitchhiker murdering an entire family, Jim pursues Ryder with the help of truck-stop waitress Nash (Jennifer Jason Leigh), pitting the rivals against each other in a deadly series of car chases and brutal murders.


  • C. Thomas Howell
  • Rutger Hauer
  • Jennifer Jason Leigh

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