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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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Skip O'Brien ...
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)
Brad Robinson ...
Correctional Officer
Kurt Grossi ...
Officer Franklin
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Storyline

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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Action | Crime | 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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Box Office

Budget:

$10,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

£217,973 (UK) (1 June 2007)

Gross:

£438,178 (UK) (8 June 2007)
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Jessica Biel turned down the role of Grace Andrews while Britney Spears was considered for the same role. See more »

Goofs

John Ryder makes the Ford Police Van flip and spin. However this van sometimes has American Taillight, sometimes has European Taillight. See more »

Quotes

Trooper: Put that gun down. PUT THAT GUN DOWN, GOD DAMNIT!
Grace Andrews: I can't. Please! Don't take him, please! W'ere so sorry... PLEASE!
Trooper: Gun down NOW!
Grace Andrews: No!
John Ryder: You useless waste!
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Remake of The Hitcher (1986) See more »

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Move Along
Written by Tyson Ritter and Nick Wheeler
Performed by The All-American Rejects (as The All American Rejects)
Courtesy of Interscope Records
Under license from Universal Music Enterprises
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Pointless.
8 May 2011 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

In my eyes the original is a classic. The tense action begins from the very moment it starts, and there aren't any annoying characters. It's a wonderful example of a horror film. So then, can anyone tell me what is the point of remaking a classic if you're just going to copy everything from it but no where near as effective and your going to add bits in which just add to the boredom?! CAN YOU TELL ME THAT! Sorry, I need to calm down :)

Rob Zombie's "Halloween" and the remake of "The Texas Chainsaw Massacre" are two examples of how to do a good remake. They take the idea of the original but completely change what happens in the film to make it there own. "The Hitcher" is inadequate. The director turns a classic into a dopey teen movie. It's unengaging, unsurprising and laughable.

Sean Bean is miscast as the hitcher. I'm sorry Sean Bean fans (Caroline :) but he just isn't menacing enough. I mean Mr. Bean can't act anyway ( well THE Mr Bean can, Rowan Atkinson does a fine job as that character) so that casting is all wrong!

I must say that I did enjoy the final 10 minutes, I thought that was quite tense, but its still a damn copy. Its a replica and isn't as good. It's not exactly shot for shot but you know what's going to happen. Please, if you have any sense go and watch the original. Skip this one, its full of stupid characters, clichéd moments and Michael Bay produced it.

Dear Michael Bay, please be original. Is that too much to ask?


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