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Deadly Strangers (1975)

R | | Thriller | April 1975 (UK)
After she misses her train, a young woman is forced to hitch a ride back to town. After managing to get away from a lecherous trucker, she is given a ride by a good-looking but somewhat ... See full summary »

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After she misses her train, a young woman is forced to hitch a ride back to town. After managing to get away from a lecherous trucker, she is given a ride by a good-looking but somewhat mysterious young man, who she comes to suspect may be a dangerous escapee from a mental asylum. Written by frankfob2@yahoo.com

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Relentless tries to be a non-standard of the genre, but gets bog down in tediousness in the process...
21 June 2002 | by (Fort Lewis, Washington) – See all my reviews

This 1974 drama revolves around a hitchhiker (Mills) and a motorist (Ward), who meet and get into various amounts of trouble while driving to a town where Mills can catch a train.

Hayley must've been desperate to do this one. Could she have gotten any other parts? Except for some neat flashbacks, and of course the ending twist, this tedious, relentless "psychological exploration" is all for naught. Also, it seems deliberately staged for Mills' character to appear in various stages of undress.

Sterling Hayden plays a British man who obtained an American accent after spending like 112 years in the States, but his role is completely wasted, as it is only to provide a diversion away from the perpetual lifelessness of the principal leads (sorry, Hayley).

Overall, a big tease of a movie, only for fans wanting to see our beloved Hayley unclothed, or just plain bored viewers with nothing better to watch. For another film along the same lines, and of the same caliber, check out Elizabeth Taylor in "The Driver's Seat."

Overall Rating: ** out of ****


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