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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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Taglines:

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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Release Date:

19 January 2007 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Autostoper  »

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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The car Jim drives is an Oldsmobile 442. See more »

Goofs

When Grace is in the police station, she is being questioned and then when the officer leaves the room, she walks around but then eventually leaves the room where she sees a German Shepherd rounding the corner, When it goes to a different view we see the dog going around the corner again, although it already has. See more »

Quotes

Grace Andrews: Hello?
Jim Halsey: You still asleep?
Grace Andrews: No, I'm not...
Jim Halsey: Get Up! I'm outside
Grace Andrews: What time is it?
Jim Halsey: It's time to go. Hurry up! You're late... Hey
Grace Andrews: Sorry I'm late
Jim Halsey: It's OK
Grace Andrews: Good morning
Jim Halsey: morning... nice PJs
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Features The Birds (1963) See more »

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How We Operate
Written by Ian Ball, 'Paul Blackburn', Thomas Gray, Benjamin Ottewell and Oliver Peacock
Performed by Gomez
Courtesy of ATO Records
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Totally Awful Remake
3 May 2007 | by (London) – See all my reviews

There is 1 good thing in this film Sophie Bush. Having watched the original Hitcher with the legendary Rutger Hauer i always remember thinking how creepy the guy was. He was a natural and also pretty much unknown at the time. This remake however had nothing like the effect of the original. Yes maybe because I know whats going to happen even though there are some subtle differences but Sean Bean. I don't think an actor that well known fits this part. The other annoying thing is that no matter what happens to the kids in the film, Attacked, accused of murder blah blah they still continue to their ultimate destination. Any normal person would ring the police or turn around and go back... DOH !!!!

Don't bother in my opinion


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