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Quotes for
Jim Halsey (Character)
from The Hitcher (1986)

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The Hitcher (2007)
[from trailer]
John Ryder: Strangers think I'm trustworthy
Jim Halsey: Aren't you?
John Ryder: ...no...

John Ryder: [points to Grace] She's a good looking girl... how long have you been fucking her?
Jim Halsey: What?
John Ryder: It's a simple question.
Jim Halsey: [Jim see's John's wedding ring] How long have you been fucking your wife?
John Ryder: I'm not married.
Jim Halsey: Then what's with the ring?
John Ryder: Makes strangers think I'm trustworthy.
Jim Halsey: Are you?
John Ryder: No...
[John destroys Jim's cell phone]

Buford's Store Clerk: [points John out to Jim] Hey, think this was the guy having the car trouble?
John Ryder: [to Jim] That was you?
Jim Halsey: Yeah man... sorry about that
John Ryder: Don't worry about it... I wouldn't pick me up either

Jim Halsey: Grace? Grace? Morning.

Jim Halsey: Come on, we'll stop in the next town we'll get some food, I'll talk to the cops and we'll be drinking beers with your friends by tonight, besides we got one hell of a story to tell.

Jim Halsey: Yeah. Lets go eat.

[from trailer]
Jim Halsey: JUST STAY THERE!

[from trailer]
Jim Halsey: What do you want?
John Ryder: I want you to say four little words: I... Want... To... Die

[from trailer]
Jim Halsey: I DONT WANT TO DIE!

Grace Andrews: I'm excited for the girls to meet you
Jim Halsey: I can't wait to meet them. Your friends gonna like me?
Grace Andrews: They're gonna love you... LOOKOUT!
Grace Andrews: OHH My God!... Did you hit him?
Jim Halsey: What the fuck was that guy doing in the road?
Grace Andrews: Did you hit him?
Jim Halsey: I dont know! I don't know. Shit!
Jim Halsey: You ok?
Grace Andrews: Yeah. We almost killed him
Jim Halsey: I'm gonna go see if he's ok
Grace Andrews: What? Why?
Jim Halsey: Grace, we're in the middle of nowhere. We can't just leave that guy out there, we have to see if he's ok
Grace Andrews: That guy is just standing there, Jim. He's not even moving. What kind of freak just stands in the middle of the road and doesn't even flinch?
Jim Halsey: He's coming over here. I'm gonna go talk to him
Grace Andrews: No please! Let's just call someone for help ,ok? Let's go. I don't wanna pick up a stranger out here.
Jim Halsey: Allright. Allright
Grace Andrews: What's wrong?
Jim Halsey: engine's flooded
Grace Andrews: Cmon, he's coming up here
Jim Halsey: CMON! START!
Jim Halsey: I've never pulled a 360 before
Grace Andrews: Just keep your eyes on the road

Grace Andrews: Hello?
Jim Halsey: You still asleep?
Grace Andrews: No, I'm not...
Jim Halsey: Get Up! I'm outside
Grace Andrews: What time is it?
Jim Halsey: It's time to go. Hurry up! You're late... Hey
Grace Andrews: Sorry I'm late
Jim Halsey: It's OK
Grace Andrews: Good morning
Jim Halsey: morning... nice PJs
Grace Andrews: Lets go?
Jim Halsey: We're going!
Jim Halsey: I know that look; You gotta to pee
Grace Andrews: No I don't... Yeah OK, yeah I do
Jim Halsey: Babe, We just left
Grace Andrews: I know, I'm sorry
Jim Halsey: We havent even been 6 blocks
Grace Andrews: But I gotta go!
Jim Halsey: ...OK
Grace Andrews: I'll be fast

[from trailer]
Jim Halsey: He's not gonna stop

John Ryder: So, how long have you been fucking her?
Jim Halsey: Excuse me?

Buford's Store Clerk: that little philly sure knows her processed food
Jim Halsey: yeah

Grace Andrews: [after crashing their car trying to warn the family about John Ryder being in their car] How did he find us?
Jim Halsey: Maybe he wasn't looking for us... maybe it was just bad luck.
[Jim throws the 'lucky' penny he found earlier in the movie]

Jim Halsey: [after entering the gas station] Doritos or Cheetos?
Grace Andrews: Cheetos!
Jim Halsey: Ding Dongs or Twinkies?
Grace Andrews: Ding Dongs!


The Hitcher (1986)
[Picking up the hitchhiker]
Jim Halsey: My mother told me to never do this.

Jim Halsey: Do I look like a killer to you?

Nash: Why didn't he kill us?
Jim Halsey: Let's go...
Nash: WHY DIDN'T HE KILL US?
[pause]
Jim Halsey: Let's go.

John Ryder: Gas stations have cigarettes.
Jim Halsey: What about gas?
John Ryder: I don't need gas.
Jim Halsey: What do you want?
[John starts laughing]
Jim Halsey: What's so funny?
John Ryder: That's what the other guy said.
Jim Halsey: What other guy?
John Ryder: That guy back there, the one we just passed. The guy who picked me up before you did.
Jim Halsey: That was him in there?
John Ryder: Sure it was. He couldn't have walked very far.
Jim Halsey: Why's that?
John Ryder: Because I cut off his legs... and his arms... and his head... and I'm going to do the same to you.

Jim Halsey: Look, I think you better get out now.
[Silence]
Jim Halsey: . The ride is over.
[Silence]
Jim Halsey: . Goodbye.
John Ryder: I'm going to sit here. And you're going to drive.

Jim Halsey: They'll catch you.
John Ryder: [Scoffs] Yeah... sure. So what?

Trooper Hancock: You spit on my wrist.
Jim Halsey: What?
Trooper Hancock: I said you spit on my wrist. Wipe it off.

Captain Esteridge: You're gonna get yourself killed. And if you don't, you're gonna be in a whole lotta trouble.
Jim Halsey: I'm sorry, sir. It's something I gotta do.
Captain Esteridge: No, you don't know what you're doin'.
Jim Halsey: Yeah, I do.

[Jim watches John Ryder being interrogated]
Jim Halsey: [whispering] John Ryder.
Captain Esteridge: What'd you say?
Jim Halsey: His name is John Ryder.

Proprietor: Well, what happened to you?
Jim Halsey: Nothing.
Proprietor: Nothing?
Jim Halsey: Nothing happened.

Jim Halsey: [trying to get policemen to help untie Nash from between two large trucks] Why don't you do something?... FUCKING DO SOMETHING!

[John wants Jim to say, "I want to die"]
Jim Halsey: I don't know if I can say that.
John Ryder: Sure you can. Repeat after me. I...
Jim Halsey: I...
John Ryder: Want... want...
Jim Halsey: Want...
John Ryder: To...
Jim Halsey: To...
John Ryder: Die... Die.
Jim Halsey: I don't want to die!

Jim Halsey: What do you want?
John Ryder: I want you to stop me.

Jim Halsey: Why are you doing this to me?
John Ryder: You're a smart kid... figure it out.