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Deadly Nightmares 

The Hitchhiker (original title)
Fictional stories are told in this television series by The Hitchhiker. Each story is usually a mysterious thriller.
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1991   1990   1989   1988   1987   1986   … See all »
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Page Fletcher ...  The Hitchhiker 83 episodes, 1983-1991
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Storyline

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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Hop on board with The Hitchhiker. It's a ride you'll never forget. See more »


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Country:

France | Canada | USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

23 November 1983 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

El caminante See more »

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Technical Specs

Runtime:

(85 episodes)

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

Page Fletcher usually only worked one day a week and his wrap-around host segments were often shot in a half hour. 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 Page Fletcher 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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A show I watched with my ex-girlfriend

I never saw the HBO episodes unedited (My parents refused to get HBO). However, I began to date a girl who liked shows like this and I became hooked.

At one point in the series the hitchhiker seem to be Paris. How could a hitchhiker have the money to hike in Europe?

My only problem with the show was Page Fletcher--well not so much Page Fletcher but a particular part of Page Fletcher that the directors seem to like a lot--his butt. Apparently a lot of women watched this show as well and liked his tight jeans shots (that's what I read). Maybe all the directors' close up Fletcher's caboose help to introduce the sagging jeans era that rap popularized!

Hopefully if the sells of the DVD goes well the show will be put back into late-night syndication.


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