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A young man who escaped the clutches of a murderous hitch-hiker is subsequently stalked, framed for the hitcher’s crimes, and has his life made into hell by the same man he escaped. The Hitcher is a 1986 road thriller, directed by Robert Harmon and written by Eric Red. The film stars Rutger Hauer, C. Thomas Howell, Jennifer Jason Leigh and Jeffrey DeMunn.
The Hitcher is a classic open road slasher starring, among others, Rutger Hauer. And honestly who the hell doesn’t like Rutger. It spawned a 2007 remake, directed by Dave Meyers and starring Sean Bean as the Hitcher. Decent as far as remakes go. Anyway if you haven’t seen the original Hitcher do yourself a favor and pick up a copy, iTunes it or whatever, watch it.

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