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The Hitcher II: I've Been Waiting (2003)

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A sadistic serial killer terrorizes a couple driving on a rural highway in Texas while killing numerous people and framing them for his killings.



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Cast overview, first billed only:
Jim Halsey
Marty Antonini ...
Semi-Truck Driver
Darcy Dunlop ...
Bonnie Esteridge
Buick Man
Stephen Hair ...
Captain Esteridge
Terry King ...
Doug MacLeod ...
Sheriff Walters (as Douglas MacLeod)
Austen Meadows ...
Buick Boy
Sergeant Kibble
Jim Rattai ...
Tanker Driver


After being discharged from the local police force, Jim Halsey (C. Thomas Howell) travels to Texas with his girlfriend Maggie (Kari Wuhrer) to face down his demons and visit an old friend. Along the way, however, Jim & Maggie picks up a demented hitchhiker who has diabolical plans for the duo. Written by JRH

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The most frightening road trip in movie history was only the beginning. See more »


Horror | Thriller

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for strong violence | See all certifications »




Release Date:

15 July 2003 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Hitcher 2  »

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1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?


Hitcher 2 was mid-production during 9-11-2001. Actors flying from Los Angeles and Vancouver were unable to travel due to the tragedy. The ending, and numerous scenes were re-written, as a consequence. Mackenzie Gray's character of the Lieutenant is the only antagonist not killed-off in the final scene, due to the grounding of planes through-out North America during 9-11. The director cast him 10 years later in Joy Ride 2, where he finally met his demise. See more »


When Maggie frees herself from the handcuffs she is still wearing a waist chain, but when she emerges from the van she is not wearing it. See more »


Jack: I bet you're a farm girl, aint ya?
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Crazy Credits

Opening credits last over 13 minutes See more »


Referenced in Adjust Your Tracking (2013) See more »


You Must Be An Angel
Written by Richard Myhill
Provided by Associated Production Music
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'The Hitcher' is one of the last movies asking for a sequel, but here it is
31 August 2003 | by See all my reviews

Hitcher II, The: I've Been Waiting (2003) C. Thomas Howell, Kari Wuhrer, Jake Busey, Mackenzie Gray, Douglas MacLeod, D: Louis Morneau.

Cop Howell mysteriously seems to have an anniversary for the nightmare he had 17 years ago. This time, his tough cookie girlfriend (Wuhrer) experiences it next to him on a country road trip, where a new menacing hitchhiker (Busey) frames her with his machinations and those stupid cops won't believe her.

Obvious, needless thriller is just a refurbished remake, while suffering to not be on par with its predecessor from a key exclusion-Rutger Hauer.

Running Time: 93 minutes and rated R for strong violence.

RATING: ** (out of ****)

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