The Hitcher

The Hitcher (1986)

The terror starts the moment he stops.

  • Genre: Horror, Action, Thriller
  • Release Date: 1986-02-21
  • User Rating: 7/10 from 365 ratings
  • Runtime: 1h 37min
  • Language: English
  • Production Company: TriStar Pictures
  • Production Country: United States of America
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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.

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  • C. Thomas Howell

    as Jim Halsey
  • Rutger Hauer

    as John Ryder
  • Jennifer Jason Leigh

    as Nash
  • Jeffrey DeMunn

    as Captain Esteridge
  • John M. Jackson

    as Sergeant Starr
  • Billy Green Bush

    as Trooper Donner
  • Jack Thibeau

    as Trooper Prestone
  • Armin Shimerman

    as Interrogation Sergeant
  • Gene Davis

    as Trooper Dodge
  • Jon Van Ness

    as Trooper Hapscomb
  • Henry Darrow

    as Trooper Hancock
  • Tony Epper

    as Trooper Conners
  • Tom Spratley

    as Proprietor
  • Colin Campbell

    as Construction Man
Sound Mark Isham Original Music Composer
Camera John Seale Director of Photography
Directing Robert Harmon Director
Editing Frank J. Urioste Editor
Writing Eric Red Writer
Production David Bombyk Producer
Production Kip Ohman Producer
Art Dins W.W. Danielsen Art Direction
Art Lynda Burbank Set Decoration
Sound Stephen Hunter Flick Sound Designer
Sound Gregg Landaker Sound Designer
Sound Steve Maslow Sound Designer
Sound Michael Minkler Sound Designer
Costume & Make-Up Pamela Peitzman Makeup Artist
Art Dennis Gassner Production Design