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The Hitchhiker 

Fictional stories are told in this television series by The Hitchhiker. Each story is usually a mysterious thriller.
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Page Fletcher ...  The Hitchhiker 83 episodes, 1983-1991
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A series of mystery-thriller stories, linked only by the character of The Hitchhiker, who would introduce and close each episode in the style of Rod Serling or Alfred Hitchcock. Occasional stories involved supernatural forces, but most plot twists stemmed only from the dark side of the human spirit. Written by Jean-Marc Rocher <rocher@fiberbit.net>

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He takes you places you don't want to visit alone. See more »


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France | Canada | USA

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English

Release Date:

23 November 1983 (USA) See more »

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El caminante See more »

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(85 episodes)

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Mono

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Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

Nicholas Campbell appeared as the Hitchhiker in the initial trilogy of "tryout" episodes, which originally aired in late 1983. After HBO picked the show up for a full second season, Campbell was unavailable to reprise his role, so Page Fletcher took over the role. For reruns, all of Campbell's scenes were replaced with re-shot footage of Fletcher. Even on the Canadian Season 1 DVD release, a "Fletcher" version of an original Campbell episode got released by mistake. See more »

Alternate Versions

In worldwide syndication, the three 1983 episodes have been re-worked to remove all of 'Nicholas Campbell''s scenes. His scenes were re-shot with and the opening/end credits altered to reflect this change. Presumably, this change was made to preserve continuity with all of the other Hitchhiker episodes. See more »

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This was on that long?
28 July 2009 | by Aaron1375See all my reviews

"Tales from the Crypt" seemed like it was on longer, while this one to me seemed like it was on for only a brief amount of time in the 1980's. From the look of it, it had a rather nice run and for the most part it was an okay show. A bit more adult oriented than say a "Tales from the Darkside" this one was on HBO so there was quite a bit of nudity to be found. The episodes I am afraid though were not always that memorable, as I have a hard time remembering the plots to most of the ones I saw. I also seem to mix up shows from "Tales from the Crypt" with this one too. It did have a similar setup to that show, however, as each episode was introduced and then summed up by a sort of host...in this case the enigmatic hitchhiker character. However, it was unlike Tales in that the show was usually more suspense and thriller oriented rather than horror oriented like both crypt and the host of other weekly shows that tended to focus on creepy things. Still, I wish I could find this on DVD and watch them again and see them uncut as most of the episodes I saw were on USA.


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