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Diary of a Teenage Hitchhiker (1979)

Teenage Julie Thurston has no wheels, so she hitchhikes to get around. Unfortunately, a psychopath is roaming the highways, picking up young girls and raping them.

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(as Robert Malcolm Young)
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Cathy Robinson
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Herb Thurston
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Elaine Thurston
James Carroll Jordan ...
Ron Leland
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Trish Thurston
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Nick
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Wayne (as Brad David Stockton)
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Julie Thurston
Karlene Crockett ...
Dana
Shelly Batt ...
Francine (as Shelley Batt)
Alain Patrick ...
Claude
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Mr. Fogarty
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Marion Burke
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Sean Burke
Noelle North
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Teenage Julie Thurston has no wheels, so she hitchhikes to get around. Unfortunately, a psychopath is roaming the highways, picking up young girls and raping them.

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The girl by the side of the road. You've seen her standing there. Thumb out. Smiling. There are thousands like her all over America. And you've heard about what happens to some of them when they get in the wrong car. This movie is about one of these kids. And about her family. But it could be about your family. Where is your daughter tonight?

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21 September 1979 (USA)  »

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Autostop - Einbahnstraße in den Tod  »

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Charlene Tilton hitches a ride into danger!
30 July 2001 | by (Weaverville, NC) – See all my reviews

Apparently, Charlene Tilton's turn on DALLAS had garnered her enough attention that somebody felt it permissible to give her a starring vehicle of her own, this luridly titled teleflick about teenagers who flirt with danger by accepting rides from strangers. Charlene is a teen with artistic ambitions who doesn't have her own wheels. Neither do most of her girlfriends. In order to get around, they all resort to hitching. Unfortunately for them, there's a sicko roaming the highways, picking up young girls and raping them. Guess who picks Miss Charlene up in the last reel . . . Not really a suspense movie, just a little melodrama that wraps the hitchhiking theme around the usual psychodrama and character development that usually fills these movies. The acting isn't bad, but the movie wasn't intended as anything more than a movie of the week.


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