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The Drifter (1988)

R | | Thriller | February 1988 (USA)
A suspensefilled thriller about a successful single woman who, on a deserted road, picks up a mysterious hitchhiker. Once back in the city, THE DRIFTER follows her every move. Every attempt... See full summary »


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Cast overview, first billed only:
Kim Delaney ... Julia Robbins
Timothy Bottoms ... Arthur
Al Shannon Al Shannon ... Kriger
Miles O'Keeffe ... Trey
Anna Garduno ... Matty (as Anna Gray Garduno)
Loren Haynes ... Willie Munroe (as Loren Haines)
Larry Brand ... Morrison
Thomas Wagner ... Captain Edwards
Ernest Alexander Ernest Alexander ... Eugene
JoAnn Willette ... Carrie (as Joanne Willette)
Gil Christner Gil Christner ... Gas Attendant
Al Guarino Al Guarino ... Joe Santini
George Derby George Derby ... Jawbone
Bodacious Bob McVickery Bodacious Bob McVickery ... Bodacious
Rebecca Reynolds Rebecca Reynolds ... Biker Chick


A suspensefilled thriller about a successful single woman who, on a deserted road, picks up a mysterious hitchhiker. Once back in the city, THE DRIFTER follows her every move. Every attempt to free herself of his harassment fails until the shocking conclusion is revealed! Written by Concorde - New Horizons (with permission).

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A dark, tightly focused thriller.




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February 1988 (USA) See more »

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El vagabundo See more »

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Concorde Pictures See more »
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After being pushed on to the bed and tied up, The mysterious detective taunts Julia stating he knows everything about her. While being verbally assailed by the unknown attacker you can clearly see a boom mic hovering over Julia's head back and forth between shots. See more »


Morrison: Even crazy people have reasons, they just have crazy reasons.
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Kept me interested
11 January 2001 | by kelev1980See all my reviews

I first saw this movie on a premium movie channel on cable TV and, unlike 95% of the things I watch on TV, I didnt find myself channel surfing. The movie kept me intrigued from start to finish.

Because I wasnt a soap opera fan, I didnt know who Kim Delany was, but she sure was attractive. Still is (NYPD Blue). Especially seeing her in the nude lovemaking scenes, the movie was very captivating!

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