Overall Rank: 2375
Average Rating: 2.8/4
# of Ratings: 138
Theatrical Release Date: 02/21/1986
Genre: Horror, Crime
MPAA Rating: R
Director: Robert Harmon
Actors: C. Thomas Howell, Rutger Hauer, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Jeffrey DeMunn, John M. Jackson, Billy Green Bush
Plot: A driver transporting a friend's car picks up a deadly passenger - a hitchhiker with a taste for murder. He gets away, but soon is implicated in the madman's killing spree. -- Chris Kavan
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tim71 - wrote on 03/05/2013
One of the best horror/thrillers of the 80s. Good for rewatch.
Yojimbo - wrote on 05/21/2012
C. Thomas Howell is stalked on a dusty american highway by a psychotic hitchhiker in this cult chiller. The formula has been used a million times, but never as effectively; the lack of explanation for it all somehow adds to the tension, and the director uses admirable restraint leaving much of the gory violence to the imagination. Howell's acting abilities are rather limited, but the film belongs to Rutger Hauer who brings his trademark brand of creepy intensity to the role of the enigmatic maniac. It also has more visual panache than most of it's contemporaries, and has aged considerably better as a result.
Snoogans - wrote on 12/17/2011
Good chase thriller, with a cool performance from Rutger Hauer as the 'Hitcher'.
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