The Hitcher

The Hitcher (1986)

Never pick-up a stranger.

  • Genre: Horror, Action, Thriller
  • Release Date: 1986-02-21
  • User Rating: 7/10 from 399 ratings
  • Runtime: 1h 38min
  • Language: English
  • Production Company: Feldman/Meeker Productions
  • Production Country: United States of America
  • Director:
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On a stormy night, young Jim, who transports a luxury car from Chicago to California to deliver it to its owner, feeling tired and sleepy, picks up a mysterious hitchhiker, who has appeared out of nowhere, thinking that a good conversation will help him not to fall asleep. He will have enough time to deeply regret such an unmeditated decision.

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  • Rutger Hauer

    as John Ryder
  • C. Thomas Howell

    as Jim Halsey
  • Jennifer Jason Leigh

    as Nash
  • Jeffrey DeMunn

    as Captain Esteridge
  • Billy Green Bush

    as Trooper Donner
  • John M. Jackson

    as Sergeant Starr
  • Henry Darrow

    as Trooper Hancock
  • Jon Van Ness

    as Trooper Hapscomb
  • Jack Thibeau

    as Trooper Prestone
  • Armin Shimerman

    as Interrogation Sergeant
  • Gene Davis

    as Trooper Dodge
  • Tony Epper

    as Trooper Conners
  • Tom Spratley

    as Proprietor
  • Colin Campbell

    as Construction Man
Camera Charles Minsky Second Unit Director of Photography
Art Dennis Gassner Production Design
Camera John Seale Director of Photography
Sound Mark Isham Original Music Composer
Editing Frank J. Urioste Editor
Production Paul Lewis Unit Production Manager
Production Paul Lewis Co-Producer
Camera Walt Lloyd Camera Operator
Production Edward S. Feldman Executive Producer
Writing Eric Red Screenplay
Directing Robert Harmon Director
Production David Bombyk Producer
Production Charles R. Meeker Executive Producer
Production Penny Perry Casting
Sound Joan Rowe Foley Artist
Sound Stephen Hunter Flick Supervising Sound Effects Editor
Costume & Make-Up Pamela Peitzman Makeup Artist
Sound Steve Maslow Sound Re-Recording Mixer
Art Lynda Burbank Set Decoration
Sound Art Names Sound Mixer
Camera François Duhamel Still Photographer
Sound Warren Hamilton Jr. Sound Editor
Art Dins W. W. Danielsen Art Direction
Sound Gregg Landaker Sound Re-Recording Mixer
Sound Michael Minkler Sound Re-Recording Mixer
Directing Karen Golden Script Supervisor
Production Kip Ohman Producer
Crew Eddy Donno Stunt Coordinator
Costume & Make-Up Jac McAnelly Key Costumer
Directing Leigh Webb Second Assistant Director
Camera Robin Alan Knight Key Grip
Directing Craig Beaudine First Assistant Director
Lighting Tim Phelps Gaffer
Art Tommy Esteridge Property Master
Visual Effects Art Brewer Special Effects Supervisor