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The Drifter (1988)

R  |   |  Thriller  |  February 1988 (USA)
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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... See full summary »



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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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Kept me interested
11 January 2001 | by (SF Bay Area, California) – See all my reviews

I first saw this movie on a premium movie channel on cable TV and, unlike 95% of the things I watch on TV, I didnt find myself channel surfing. The movie kept me intrigued from start to finish.

Because I wasnt a soap opera fan, I didnt know who Kim Delany was, but she sure was attractive. Still is (NYPD Blue). Especially seeing her in the nude lovemaking scenes, the movie was very captivating!

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