The Hitcher

The Hitcher (1986)

The terror starts the moment he stops.

  • Genre: Horror, Action, Thriller
  • Release Date: 1986-01-17
  • User Rating: 7/10 from 872 ratings
  • Runtime: 1h 38min
  • Language: English
  • Production Company: Feldman/Meeker Productions
  • Production Country: United States of America
  • Director: Robert Harmon
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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
Sound Mark Isham Original Music Composer
Camera John Seale Director of Photography
Directing Robert Harmon Director
Editing Frank J. Urioste Editor
Production David Bombyk Producer
Production Kip Ohman Producer
Art Dins W. W. Danielsen Art Direction
Art Lynda Burbank Set Decoration
Costume & Make-Up Pamela Peitzman Makeup Artist
Art Dennis Gassner Production Design
Production Penny Perry Casting
Production Paul Lewis Co-Producer
Production Edward S. Feldman Executive Producer
Production Charles R. Meeker Executive Producer
Writing Eric Red Screenplay
Production Paul Lewis Unit Production Manager
Directing Craig Beaudine First Assistant Director
Directing Leigh Webb Second Assistant Director
Camera Walt Lloyd Camera Operator
Directing Karen Golden Script Supervisor
Art Tommy Esteridge Property Master
Crew Eddy Donno Stunt Coordinator
Visual Effects Art Brewer Special Effects Supervisor
Sound Warren Hamilton Jr. Sound Editor
Sound Joan Rowe Foley Artist
Sound Gregg Landaker Sound Re-Recording Mixer
Sound Steve Maslow Sound Re-Recording Mixer
Sound Michael Minkler Sound Re-Recording Mixer
Lighting Tim Phelps Gaffer
Camera Robin Alan Knight Key Grip
Costume & Make-Up Jac McAnelly Key Costumer
Camera François Duhamel Still Photographer
Camera Charles Minsky Second Unit Director of Photography
Sound Stephen Hunter Flick Supervising Sound Effects Editor
Crew Ross Reynolds Pilot
Sound Mark A. Mangini Supervising Sound Effects Editor
Crew Janet Brady Stunt Double
Crew Jophery C. Brown Stunts
Crew Ted Barba Stunts
Crew David Burton Stunt Double
Crew Justin De Rosa Stunt Double
Crew Kenny Endoso Stunts
Crew Freddie Hice Stunts
Crew Arthur Brewer Stunts
Crew Danny Rogers Stunts
Crew Tommy J. Huff Stunts
Sound Art Names Sound Mixer