4.9/10
280
9 user 2 critic

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 »

Director:

Writer:

Reviews

On Disc

at Amazon

Photos

Add Image Add an image

Do you have any images for this title?

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

The Drifter I (2009)
Drama | Sport
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

A surfer is trying to identify the rhythm of his soul in the surrounding world. He uses travel as a tool which allows him to discover himself.

Director: Taylor Steele
Stars: Rob Machado, Kelly Slater
Bikini Island (1991)
Horror | Mystery | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.2/10 X  

"Swimwear Illustrated" is approaching its fifteenth anniversary issue. From a group of eager and beautiful young women, five are chosen for a photo shoot on an island off the California ... See full summary »

Director: Tony Markes
Stars: Holly Floria, Alicia Anne, Jackson Robinson
Safari 3000 (1982)
Action | Adventure | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.6/10 X  

Reporter J.J. Dalton wants to write a story about a grueling 3000 km auto rally through Africa. When her deal to ride with a driver falls through, she hires ex-stuntman Eddie Miles, who is ... See full summary »

Director: Harry Hurwitz
Stars: David Carradine, Stockard Channing, Christopher Lee
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.7/10 X  

June and her friends take over a service station formerly run by her uncle. They perform every trick in the book to attract the customers.

Director: Joel Bender
Stars: Kirsten Baker, Linda Lawrence, Sandy Johnson
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
...
Julia Robbins
...
Arthur
Al Shannon ...
Kriger
...
Trey
...
Matty (as Anna Gray Garduno)
...
Willie Munroe (as Loren Haines)
...
Morrison
...
Captain Edwards
Ernest Alexander ...
Eugene
...
Carrie (as Joanne Willette)
Gil Christner ...
Gas Attendant
Al Guarino ...
Joe Santini
George Derby ...
Jawbone
Bodacious Bob McVickery ...
Bodacious
Rebecca Reynolds ...
Biker Chick
Edit

Storyline

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).

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Taglines:

A dark, tightly focused thriller.

Genres:

Thriller

Certificate:

R | See all certifications »
Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

February 1988 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

El vagabundo  »

Company Credits

Production Co:

 »
Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Color:

See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Goofs

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 »

Quotes

Julia: I don't know whether to suck it or shoot it off.
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

Don't grab it, just let it drift away from you
9 May 2010 | by (Victoria, BC) – See all my reviews

I have a strong suspicion that producer Roger Corman, upon seeing the huge success of the major studio movie FATAL ATTRACTION, rushed this movie into production. This may explain why that, even for Roger Corman, this is an extremely tacky production. Even on DVD, the movie's visuals look so bad that you would swear this was made in the early 1970s and kept unmaintained on a shelf for the next fifteen years. There's bad sound (a couple of times when a car door slams shut, you don't hear anything!), bad continuity from shot to shot, and sets and furnished actual rooms looking hastily set up and constructed. You even clearly see the shadow of the boom mike on the ground in one shot! But even if the movie had better production values, it wouldn't help that much. The acting by all the leads is lacking passion, coming across instead as bland and lacking real emotion. But the script really drops the ball. After a while, the movie stops trying to build terror, and almost forgets the character of the drifter in the second half of the movie! Projects like this explain why Corman's movies soon after stopped getting theatrical releases.


1 of 6 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?