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The Hitcher (2007)

A serial killer pins his crimes on two college students who gave him a ride.

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Sheriff Harlan Bremmer Sr.
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Deputy Harlan Bremmer Jr.
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Officer Edwards
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Young Father
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Beth
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Marlene
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Transport Guard #2 (as Mike Fisher)
Joe Self ...
Transport Guard #1 (as Joseph Michael Self)
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Correctional Officer
Kurt Grossi ...
Officer Franklin
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While driving through the New Mexico Desert during a rainy night, the college students Jim Halsey and his girlfriend Grace Andrews give a ride to the hitchhiker John Ryder. While in their car, the stranger proves to be a psychopath threatening the young couple with a knife, but Jim succeeds to throw him out of the car on the road. On the next morning, the young couple sees John in another car with a family, and while trying to advise the driver that the man is dangerous, they have an accident. While walking on the road, they find the whole family stabbed in the car, and John sees that the driver is still alive. He drives to a restaurant seeking for help, but the police blame Jim and Grace to the murder and send them to the police station. However, John kills the policemen and pursues the couple, playing a tragic and violent mouse and cat game with Grace and Jim. Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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Never pick up strangers.

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Horror | Thriller

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Rated R for strong bloody violence, terror and language | See all certifications »

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19 January 2007 (USA)  »

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Autostoper  »

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$10,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$7,818,239 (USA) (19 January 2007)

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$16,366,370 (USA) (16 February 2007)
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The song that plays at the beginning of the movie "Move Along" by the All American Rejects is also in the tv show Sophia Bush is most known for, "One Tree Hill" See more »

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When John Ryder hits his head on the 442s windshield, the whole shield is cracked, but when Jim wakes up in the morning, the driver's side half on the shield is now not cracked. See more »

Quotes

John Ryder: Living on the edge of a broken dream. Live to live another day.
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References Psycho (1960) See more »

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Out of My Hands
Written by Mark Batson, Dave Matthews (as David Matthews), Carter Beauford and Stefan Lessard
Performed by Dave Matthews Band
Courtesy of The RCA Records Label
By Arrangement with Sony BMG Music Entertainment
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The Hitcher Remake - failed in my eyes
19 January 2007 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I was quite disappointed in the remake of this movie. When I hear remake, I normally expect it to follow most of the storyline, even if the characters are played by different actors. They left out the scene with Jim Halsey eating at a restaurant and finding a finger in his french fries, or the time he was in this barn and keys were thrown at him by Hauer (scared the daylights out of me), or when Hauer was driving down a side road shooting at the helicopters and cops, but didn't bother Halsey or his then girlfriend. The connection between Jim Halsey and John Ryder was so strong in the original version it was eery, and I loved the ending much better than the 2007 version - much more action-packed, and that darned Hauer just won't stay dead!!! Glad I saw this, just to see if a good remake could be done. The original is the BEST and HAUER is the best Hitcher around - just don't pick him up!!!

And I'm not saying I don't like remakes - a lot of times they are very well done. I just won't give this the rating I was hoping I could...I would give it a 6. Now, let's get Hauer back out there in another creepy movie!!!!!!


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