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Hitch Hike (1977)

Autostop rosso sangue (original title)
Unrated | | Crime, Drama, Thriller | 21 July 1978 (USA)
A bickering couple driving cross-country pick up a murderous hitchhiker who threatens to kill them unless they take him to a sanctuary. In return he agrees to split some bank loot he has on him.

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Complete credited cast:
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Walter Mancini
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Eve Mancini
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Adam Konitz
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Oaks (as John Loffredo)
Carlo Puri ...
Hawk
Ignazio Spalla ...
Bar Owner (as Pedro Sanchez)
Leonardo Scavino ...
Mendoza (as Leon Lenor)
Mónica Zanchi ...
Girl at Camp Site
Benito Pacifico ...
Highway Patrolman #1
Angelo Ragusa ...
Highway Patrolman #2
Luigi Birri ...
Motorcycle Punk #2
Robert Sommer ...
Harry Stetson
Ann Ferguson ...
Lucy Stetson
Fausto Di Bella ...
Motorcycle Punk #1
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Storyline

Walter Mancini is a egostical newspaper editor whom is driving across California with his spiteful wife, Eve, on a weekend getaway to save their troubled marriage. But things take a turn when they pick up a straded motorist, named Adam, whom takes them hostage revealing himself to be a fugitive running from both the police and his two acomplices after robbing a bank and making off with all the loot. But things are not always as they seem as Walter and Eve try to find a way to not only get rid of their unwanted car guest, but find a way to deal with each other when both see the tempting offer of the stolen $2 million in cash Adam always has on him. Written by Matt Patay

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Hitch a Ride ... Hitch a Date with Death!

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Crime | Drama | Thriller

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Franco Nero had a broken hand throughout the film because the he actually broke his hand working on a previous production. Because of the injury the script was re-written to have Walter drunkly fall and break his hand early in the film. Also it was re-written that Eve would be driving the car throughout the film, originally it was suppose to be Walter driving. See more »

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When Walter shows matchbook with "SOS" to Highway Patrol officer, the book has only four matches left. When Adam shows the matchbook in the next scene, it is nearly full. See more »

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Last Road to the Left!
18 January 2003 | by (The Void) – See all my reviews

A road rager full sick people and guilty pleasures. Nero is a twisted newspaper writer with a nasty streak against his lovely and all too forgiving wife played by Clery. On a return from holiday they pick up a stranded motorist (David Hess), who unknown to them was just involved in a $2 million dollar heist. What follows is a weell-paced often violent road flick that manages to entertain and promote a little thoght. You almost need a score card to follow all the backstabbing and two-timing going on. The plot zig-zags like a road to hell and nobody taking the trip is who they seem. 7/10


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