The Hitcher Poster

Release Date: February 21st, 1986

DVD Release Date: June 8th, 1999

R|1 hr 37 min

Plot Summary
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.

Cast: Rutger Hauer, C. Thomas Howell, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Jeffrey DeMunn, John M. Jackson, Billy Green Bush, Jack Thibeau, Armin Shimerman

Director: Robert Harmon

Genres: Thriller

Production Co: HBO Films, Silver Screen Partners IV

Keywords: Police officer, Escape, Police station, Car, 1980s, Dark, Pursuit, Rivalry

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