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The Hitcher

1986 Rated R 1hr 38m

Never pick up strangers: That's a lesson Jim Halsey (C. Thomas Howell) will wish he'd learned. While driving from Chicago to San Diego, he picks up hitchhiker John Ryder (Rutger Hauer) but regrets it when he begins to suspect Ryder may be a serial killer. Before Halsey can say, "Get out of my car," Ryder kills again -- and frames him for the murders. With the odds against him, Jim's only ally is truck-stop waitress Nash (Jennifer Jason Leigh).

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Movie Details

Restricted. Under 17 requires accompanying parent or adult guardian.
Common Sense rating OK for kids 17+
Screen formats

Widescreen 1.85:1


English, French, Spanish (Neutral)

Closed captioned


Language and sound

English: Dolby Digital 5.1, English: Dolby Digital 2.0 Surround

Other features

Poor image and lackluster sound reproduction make this DVD fall several notches below the standard studio DVD. No extras.