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The Hitcher (2007)

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



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Cast overview, first billed only:
Skip O'Brien ...
Sheriff Harlan Bremmer Sr.
Deputy Harlan Bremmer Jr.
Officer Edwards
Young Father
Transport Guard #2 (as Mike Fisher)
Joe Self ...
Transport Guard #1 (as Joseph Michael Self)
Brad Robinson ...
Correctional Officer
Kurt Grossi ...
Officer Franklin


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. See more »


Crime | Horror

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Release Date:

19 January 2007 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Autostoper  »

Box Office


$10,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

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


$16,366,370 (USA) (16 February 2007)

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2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?


The movie that Grace is watching in the hotel near the end is The Birds (1963). See more »


After Jim wakes up from the nightmare and looks around for Grace he finds her standing next to a small cliff. The camera zooms close to her back and her arms and crossed, then it goes to a wider shot of her hands and they are in her back pockets. Then it goes back to the first shot with her arms crossed again. See more »


[from trailer]
Grace Andrews: OHH MY GOD!... it's him
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Don't Give Up on Us
Written by Tony Macaulay
Performed by David Soul
Courtesy of David Soul
By Arrangement with Nola Leone/Ace Music Services, LLC
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Stranger danger
30 June 2007 | by (Australia) – See all my reviews

Look I am sorry but this movie was not a patch on the first. OK it was nice to have a little role reversal... but make a different film. The first Hitcher drew its intensity from the aloneness of travelling those massive highways in an attempt to get to your destination without stopping. And to the acting of C Thomas and Rutger although I did think that Sean did a good job I definitely thought that the first had more skin crawling moments. In the first I liked the relationship between the waitress and C Thomas, which couldn't be replayed between the charming and loving couple, which had its own watchable relationship but not the point. The isolation gave it far more drama. So three thumbs down to Hollywood remakes. This was not as bad or as bland as some but still up there on the annoying metre. Sorry guys seek more original roles next time 'cos your acting was good, just chose the wrong way to launch your career. And to Mr Bean great work well done! But don't fall victim to this again.

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