The Hitcher (1986)
as Jim Halsey
as John Ryder
as Capt. Esteridge
as Sgt. Starr
as Trooper Donner
as Trooper Prestone
as Interrogation Sergea...
as Trooper Hapscomb
as Trooper Hancock
as Trooper Conners
as Stunt Sheriff #2
as Stunt Nash
as Construction Man
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Critic Reviews for The Hitcher
A highly unimaginative slasher that keeps the tension going with a massacre about every 15 minutes.
It's a highly competent sick-fright version of the evergreen chase formula.
Mr. Hauer, who has reportedly vowed not to play any more villains or crackpots, is probably making the right decision, if this is any measure of the sort of role that comes his way.
I would have admired it more if it had found the courage to acknowledge the real relationship it was portraying between Howell and Rutger, but no: It prefers to disguise itself as a violent thriller, and on that level it is reprehensible.
Audience Reviews for The Hitcher
Jennifer Jason Lee is the actress I dislike the most. No wait, that would be Reese Witherspoon.
Rutger Hauer is cool but he's wasted in this lame thriller. Slight upside: Jennifer Jason Lee gets torn in half. Hmmm, maybe there's a movie where Reese Witherspoon gets ripped in half...
This was an amazing thrill ride one of the best ive ever seen. Rutger Hauer is awesome in this role.
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