Deadly Nightmares: Season 3, Episode 5

Man's Best Friend (10 Dec. 1985)
"The Hitchhiker" Man's Best Friend (original title)

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Down on his luck yuppie Richard Shepard crashes at his buddy Carl's swanky seaside abode after he gets thrown out of his home by his fed-up wife Eleanor. Richard develops a strong bond with... See full summary »

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Jennifer Cooke ...
Eleanor Shepard
Page Fletcher ...
Boyd Norman ...
Randi
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Richard Shepard
Margot Pinvidic ...
Dr. Elizabeth Hazlitt
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Down on his luck yuppie Richard Shepard crashes at his buddy Carl's swanky seaside abode after he gets thrown out of his home by his fed-up wife Eleanor. Richard develops a strong bond with a mysterious large white dog who not only becomes his new best friend, but also kills anyone who angers Richard. Written by Woodyanders

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entertaining despite a conclusion you see coming from a mile away
1 July 2007 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Richard Shepard (Micheal O'Keefe) crashes at his friend's place after his wife kicks him out. His friend has to leave for New York, but Rich is not alone as he finds a mysterious dog that does his murderous bidding. He also goes bat-spit insane for no apparent reason. I enjoyed this episode even if the 'suprise' reveal was a foregone conclusion and could be figured out rather early on. Still the acting is good and it's fun enough to be one of the better episodes of the series. This is one of the episodes that can be found on Volume 1 of the US release of the Hitchhiker. It also has optional commentary by Director Phillip Noyce & Lewis Chesler (who produced 2 episodes of the series, but neither one of them is this, so I don't really get his inclusion)

My Grade: B-

Eye Candy: Jennifer Cooke gets topless


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