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"The Hitchhiker" Man of Her Dreams (1986)

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Writers:
Lewis Chesler (creator) and
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Original Air Date:
8 April 1986 (Season 3, Episode 12)
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Plot:
A stressed out bank employee begins having premonitions concerning a serial killer, who could be any one of the men in her life. | Add synopsis »
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Engrossing episode See more (1 total) »

Cast

 (Episode Cast) (in credits order)
Marilyn Hassett ... Jill
Antony Hamilton ... Jim Buckley
Page Fletcher ... The Hitchhiker
Dennis Kelly ... Markey
Robin Ward ... Tony
Dwight Koss ... Mark
Paul Batten ... Young Man
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
William Doherty ... (uncredited)

Episode Crew
Directed by
Phillip Noyce 
 
Writing credits
Lewis Chesler (creator) and
Riff Markowitz (creator) and
Richard Rothstein (creator)

Gary Ross (teleplay)

April Campbell Jones (story) (as April Campbell) &
Bruce Jones (story)

Produced by
Jon Anderson .... co-producer (as Jon Andersen)
Lewis Chesler .... producer
Riff Markowitz .... producer
 
Original Music by
Michel Rubini 
 
Cinematography by
Reginald H. Morris (director of photography)
 
Set Decoration by
Elizabeth Wilcox 
 
Costume Design by
Christopher Ryan 
 
Production Management
Les Kimber .... production manager
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
David Markowitz .... second second assistant director
 
Art Department
Phil Gough .... assistant property master
Wayne McLaughlin .... property master
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Al Campbell .... best boy grip
Julian Chojnacki .... camera operator
 
Other crew
Tab Baird .... executive in charge of business affairs
Gail Glaze .... story editor
Richard Rothstein .... executive story supervisor
 

Series Crew
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Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Lewis Chesler  creator
Naomi Janzen  11 episodes
Riff Markowitz  creator
Richard Rothstein  creator

Cinematography by
Richard Wincenty 
 
Production Design by
Carmi Gallo 
 
Makeup Department
Rachel Griffin .... special makeup effects artist
Larry Odien .... key makeup artist
Thomas Yee .... assistant hair stylist (uncredited)
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Tommy Burns .... first assistant director
Frank Ruszczynski .... second assistant director
 
Art Department
Marc Fiquet .... props buyer
Marc Fiquet .... set dresser
 
Sound Department
Donald D. Brown .... boom operator
Yuri Gorbachow .... sound effects editor (4 episodes)
Eric Lambi .... assistant sound editor
 
Special Effects by
James Cummins .... special effects
 
Stunts
Jacob Rupp .... stunt coordinator
Jacob Rupp .... stunts
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Roberto W. Contreras D. .... second assistant camera (1983-1984)
Duane Gullison .... generator operator
Michael McLellan .... dolly grip
David Perkins .... focus puller
 
Casting Department
Gérard Moulévrier .... casting: Paris
 
Editorial Department
Bernard Giglio .... assistant editor
 
Music Department
Michel Rubini .... composer: title music
 
Transportation Department
Don Poole .... driver
Steven Sacrob .... driver
Joe Sanchez .... transportation coordinator
Bruce Scott .... set driver
 
Other crew
Clifford De Spenser .... dialogue coach (as Clifford De Spencer)
Christine Haebler .... location manager
Dov Schwarz .... assistant to producer (1991)
 
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30 min
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Engrossing episode, 10 April 2011
Author: Woodyanders (Woodyanders@aol.com) from The Last New Jersey Drive-In on the Left

*** This review may contain spoilers ***

Lonely and stressed-out bank employee Jill (a sound and sympathetic performance by the attractive Marilyn Hassett) has troubling psychic premonitions about a vicious serial killer who preys on women. Said killer could be any one of the men in Jill's life. Director Phillip Noyce relates the gripping story at a constant swift pace, stages Jill's fantasy set pieces with real skill and style (a sensuous opening bathtub dream manages to be genuinely erotic without being too explicit), and does a fine job of creating and maintaining a delicately spooky and paranoid atmosphere. Gary Ross' absorbing script offers a good array of creepy and menacing secondary male characters who all might possibly be the maniac. But it's Hassett's sterling acting in the lead that really carries the day here; she manages to catch Jill's deep repression and severe frustration with striking conviction and surprising poignancy. Hassett receives sturdy support from Antony Hamilton as the suave Jim Buckley and Robin Ward as crude macho jerk cop Tony. Moreover, there's a thoughtful quality to this episode which gives it an extra emotional depth and sensitivity that's most unusual for this often grim and brutal series. Reginald H. Morris' sharp cinematography provides a nice polished look and makes neat use of a smoothly gliding mobile camera. Michel Rubini's quivery'n'shivery score likewise does the shuddery trick. An atypically moving and effective change of pace episode.

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