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Hitch Hike (1977)
"Autostop rosso sangue" (original title)

Unrated  |   |  Crime, Drama, Thriller  |  21 July 1978 (USA)
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A bickering couple driving cross-country pick up a murderous hitchhiker whom threatens to kill them unless they take him to a santuary, and in return agrees to split some bank loot he has on him.

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Cast

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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Taglines:

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

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Crime | Drama | Thriller

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Release Date:

21 July 1978 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Hitch Hike  »

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Trivia

The film was intended to be set in northern California, but the budget wouldn't allow the film to be shot outside of Italy. The filming locations of L'Aquila, Italy were chosen because the terrain looked like the American west and the road signs and gas stations were made to look 'Americanized'. This sometimes confused American tourists whenever they came across the shooting locations and found everything written in English. See more »

Goofs

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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References Knife in the Water (1962) See more »

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One of the best road movies.
27 May 2001 | by (Ireland) – See all my reviews

"Hitch Hike" is one of the best road movies I have ever seen. The legendary David Hess pulls off another great performance as the brutal hitch-hiker whilst the loving couple Franco "Django" Nero and Corinne Clery as Walter and Eve make for compulsive viewing.

Involving and always engaging. Some great twists, wonderfully nasty minor individuals complete with decent characterisation make this essential for any video collection.

8/10


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