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The Drifter (1988)

R | | Thriller | February 1988 (USA)
A suspensefilled thriller about a successful single woman who, on a deserted road, picks up a mysterious hitchhiker. Once back in the city, THE DRIFTER follows her every move. Every attempt... See full summary »

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Julia Robbins
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Arthur
Al Shannon ...
Kriger
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Trey
Anna Garduno ...
Matty (as Anna Gray Garduno)
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Willie Munroe (as Loren Haines)
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Morrison
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Captain Edwards
Ernest Alexander ...
Eugene
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Carrie (as Joanne Willette)
Gil Christner ...
Gas Attendant
Al Guarino ...
Joe Santini
George Derby ...
Jawbone
Bodacious Bob McVickery ...
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Rebecca Reynolds ...
Biker Chick
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A suspensefilled thriller about a successful single woman who, on a deserted road, picks up a mysterious hitchhiker. Once back in the city, THE DRIFTER follows her every move. Every attempt to free herself of his harassment fails until the shocking conclusion is revealed! Written by Concorde - New Horizons (with permission).

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A dark, tightly focused thriller.

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After being pushed on to the bed and tied up, The mysterious detective taunts Julia stating he knows everything about her. While being verbally assailed by the unknown attacker you can clearly see a boom mic hovering over Julia's head back and forth between shots. See more »

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Morrison: Even crazy people have reasons, they just have crazy reasons.
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after the devil, a gym trainer, a dissident husband, a serial killer, now it's a drifter (and a mic !!) threatening Kim ! (web)
18 May 2016 | by (PariS) – See all my reviews

It may be a cheap movie without money but at last it says something and with a great cast and talent behind, i spent an excellent time ! It begins like « duel » in a red sand back road in California and the talent and charm of Kim pushes it right away… The situation is original and later this unpretentious thriller made in the 80s blossoms : the color, the interior design, the fashion, the cars, well everything is much cooler than our actual standardized 2K society ! Kim is really astounding as she is in every scene and it's one of her earliest movie ! She is definitely among my best actress list and this movie is really an unexpected surprise !


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