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The original 1986 horror film directed by Robert Harmon starring C. Thomas Howell and Rutger Hauer.
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CastRutger Hauer, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Gene Davis, C. Thomas Howell
DirectorRobert Harmon
Genre:  Horror
Release Date:  February 21, 1986
MPAA Rating:  R
Screen WriterEric Red
Runtime:  97 minutes
Studio:  TriStar Pictures
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review by . August 17, 2012
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** out of ****    Robert Harmon's "The Hitcher" is a crowd-pleaser slasher movie. The original script that didn't make it to the screen was a lot darker and violent and was therefore scrapped (because darkness and violence is just no good), the suspense isn't too slow-burn for a majority audience so that it's easily accessible, and it'd got a big name in the cast that everyone adores. The producers were convinced that they weren't making a slasher film at all when they were making …
review by . August 03, 2009
The Hitcher is a nail biting thriller filled with homo eroticism that starred C. Thomas Howell stars as Jim Halsey a young man who's driving his brother's car cross country. He makes the mistake of picking up a bored psychopath named John Ryder (Rutger Hauer) who develops an immediate crush for the kid. Jim ditches the nut job at the first chance he gets. But the crazy psycho wont give up on chasing him even if he has to track him down in the middle of the southwestern wastelands.      …
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