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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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Walter Mancini
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Eve Mancini (as Corinne Clery)
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Adam Konitz
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Oaks (as John Loffredo)
Carlo Puri ...
Hawk
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Mexican Way Station Clerk (as Pedro Sanchez)
Leonardo Scavino ...
Mendoza (as Leon Lenor)
Mónica Zanchi ...
Girl at Camp Site (as Monica Zanchi)
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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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! See more »

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Crime | Drama | Thriller

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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 »

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Reflection of lights visible in Highway Patrol officer's helmet. See more »

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Referenced in Texas Chain Saw Massacre: The Shocking Truth (2000) See more »

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Landmark in Nihilism
6 August 2008 | by (Guernsey) – See all my reviews

No, they don't do movies like this anymore. A tough one about self-hatred, mayhem and self- destruction: Franco Nero as a down-&-out reporter, Corinne Clery as his sexy, completely hollow spouse, plus David Hess doing his usual good- humored-and-mean-as-hell thing. "Autostop Rosso Sangue" is sleazy, sexist, ultra-violent, but not without some unforgettable moments: The naked Clery in front of a trailer holding a huge rifle in the middle of the night is like a hastily written, edgy but brilliant poem found in a tattered paperback left in a cheap motel. For a few short hours in his life, Pasquale Festa Campanile, creator of some of the worst Euro comedies ever, turned into a poète maudit of the most cynical kind. This is the kind of grindhouse cinema nobody can embrace with seventies nostalgia: mature, brutal, knowing, never "cool", always cold, gripping and utterly nihilistic. Anything else you would ask for?


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