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Hitch-Hike (1977)

Autostop rosso sangue (original title)
Unrated | | Crime, Drama, Thriller | 21 July 1978 (USA)
A bickering couple driving cross-country pick up a murderous hitchhiker who threatens to kill them unless they take him to a sanctuary. In return he agrees to split some bank loot he has on him.

Writers:

Aldo Crudo (screen treatment), Peter Kane (novel) | 3 more credits »
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Complete credited cast:
Franco Nero ... Walter
Corinne Cléry ... Eve (as Corinne Clery)
David Hess ... Adam
Joshua Sinclair ... Oaks (as John Loffredo)
Carlo Puri Carlo Puri ... Hawk
Ignazio Spalla ... Mexican Way Station Clerk (as Pedro Sanchez)
Leonardo Scavino Leonardo Scavino ... Mendoza (as Leon Lenor)
Mónica Zanchi ... Girl at Camp Site (as Monica Zanchi)
Benito Pacifico Benito Pacifico ... Highway Patrolman #1
Angelo Ragusa ... Highway Patrolman #2
Luigi Birri Luigi Birri ... Man at Camp Site
Robert Sommer Robert Sommer ... Harry Stetson
Ann Ferguson Ann Ferguson ... Lucy Stetson
Fausto Di Bella Fausto Di Bella ... Motorcycle Punk #1
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Walter Mancini is a egostical newspaper editor whom is driving across California with his spiteful wife, Eve, on a weekend getaway to save their troubled marriage. But things take a turn when they pick up a straded motorist, named Adam, whom takes them hostage revealing himself to be a fugitive running from both the police and his two acomplices after robbing a bank and making off with all the loot. But things are not always as they seem as Walter and Eve try to find a way to not only get rid of their unwanted car guest, but find a way to deal with each other when both see the tempting offer of the stolen $2 million in cash Adam always has on him. Written by Matt Patay

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A pleasure trip becomes a journey into hell. See more »

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Crime | Drama | Thriller

Certificate:

Unrated | See all certifications »

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Trivia

The film was intended to be set in northern California, but the budget wouldn't allow the film to be shot outside of Italy. The filming locations of L'Aquila, Italy were chosen because the terrain looked like the American west and the road signs and gas stations were made to look 'Americanized'. This sometimes confused American tourists whenever they came across the shooting locations and found everything written in English. See more »

Goofs

In the canyon, the caravan door goes from shut to open without human intervention. See more »

Alternate Versions

There is a version with a censored rape scene (with extra flames superimposed over the naked bodies) that also has an alternate ending in which the crashed car explodes just as Mancini reaches for the money - killing both him and his wife. The credits then roll over an image of the flaming wreckage. This version was shown in some European countries like The Netherlands, but also made it to VHS in some countries, like Australia. See more »

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Last Road to the Left!
18 January 2003 | by suspiria10See all my reviews

A road rager full sick people and guilty pleasures. Nero is a twisted newspaper writer with a nasty streak against his lovely and all too forgiving wife played by Clery. On a return from holiday they pick up a stranded motorist (David Hess), who unknown to them was just involved in a $2 million dollar heist. What follows is a weell-paced often violent road flick that manages to entertain and promote a little thoght. You almost need a score card to follow all the backstabbing and two-timing going on. The plot zig-zags like a road to hell and nobody taking the trip is who they seem. 7/10


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Country:

Italy

Language:

Italian | English

Release Date:

21 July 1978 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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Mono (Westrex Recording System)

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Color (Eastmancolor)

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1.85 : 1
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