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The Hitcher II: I've Been Waiting (2003)


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Release Date: Jul 15, 2003 Wide



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It's been over 15 years since Jim Halsey (C. Thomas Howell) was terrorized by psychotic hitchhiker John Ryder (the always-evil Rutger Hauer) in Eric Red's low-budget gem The Hitcher. After blowing away the psychopath, Jim turned to the law and eventually settled down with Maggie (Kari Wuhrer), a pilot from the local airfield. When his violent visions of the past end up jeopardizing his job, the couple travel back to the same Texas strip as before to face his demons. Little do they know what lies


Mystery & Suspense, Horror

Jul 15, 2003

Universal Pictures

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I'd like to learn why anyone would bother making a lame sequel to a film that didn't need one in the first place.

February 22, 2014 Full Review Source: Cinema Crazed
Cinema Crazed

A typically dreadful direct-to-DVD sequel.

October 9, 2005

The Hitcher 2: I've Been Waiting is less a sequel and more a remake, except with less style and inferior production values.

January 4, 2004 Full Review Source: Reel Film Reviews
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Audience Reviews for The Hitcher II: I've Been Waiting

Had I seen C. Thomas Howell in any major motion pictures since the 1980's? No. Should I have had any expectations of seeing a good film at all? No. Was this a good film? Not even close.

So why am I angry? I'll tell you. The first Hitcher film is one of my favourite thrillers of the 80's that had you on the edge of your seat the entire film and actually had the balls to dispatch main characters along it's course. This film is nothing but a cheap and pathetic rip off of the previous film, right down to supposed "twists and surprises" that are so lame you begin to wonder why they attempted a sequel in the first place. Well you are in the same both with the rest of us poor saps who actually spent money (thankfully only $.79 in my case) on this stinker.

The plot is simple, our hero from the original film (Howell) returns aged but still haunted by what happened to him 17 years ago. Because of this, both his job and his marriage are on the rocks so he decides to take a road trip (despite past experiences) with wife (Wuhrer) in tow. Along the way they run along to a stranger (Busey) who is essentially a replacement of the far superior Rutger Hauer in an inferior attempt to replicate the first films excitement.

If you are a fan of the first film, AVOID THIS AT ALL COSTS. This is only a sequel in name, and even C. Thomas Howell must have known that this was nothing but a paycheck in an attempt to cash in on the classic original. If you haven't seen the first film, I would still reccomend that you avoid this, but perhaps you can find more redeeming qualities in this junk than I could.

3/10 (and I'm being generous)
September 16, 2008

Super Reviewer

It's an ok road movie slasher but not as good or intense as the first or the remake!
September 6, 2008

Super Reviewer

It's the sequel to the original 1984 film and it's not great but sadly it's a little better than the remake to the original.
January 3, 2009
Jim Woehr

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