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The Hitcher II: I've Been Waiting (2003)

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A sadistic serial killer terrorizes a couple driving on a rural highway in Texas while killing numerous people and framing them for his killings.

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Louis Morneau

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Eric Red (characters), Molly Meeker | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Jake Busey ... Jack
Kari Wuhrer ... Maggie
C. Thomas Howell ... Jim Halsey
Shaun Johnston ... Sheriff Castillo
Marty Antonini Marty Antonini ... Semi-Truck Driver
Darcy Dunlop Darcy Dunlop ... Bonnie Esteridge
Duncan Fraser ... Buick Man
Mackenzie Gray ... Lieutenant
Stephen Hair Stephen Hair ... Captain Esteridge
Terry King Terry King ... Rancher
Doug MacLeod Doug MacLeod ... Sheriff Walters (as Douglas MacLeod)
Austen Meadows Austen Meadows ... Buick Boy
Janne Mortil ... Sergeant Kibble
Valerie Planche ... Cashier
Jim Rattai Jim Rattai ... Tanker Driver
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Storyline

After being discharged from the local police force, Jim Halsey (C. Thomas Howell) travels to Texas with his girlfriend Maggie (Kari Wuhrer) to face down his demons and visit an old friend. Along the way, however, Jim & Maggie picks up a demented hitchhiker who has diabolical plans for the duo. Written by JRH

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The most frightening road trip in movie history was only the beginning. See more »

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Horror | Thriller

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for strong violence | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

15 July 2003 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Hitcher 2 See more »

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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

It took nearly fifteen years for this film to finally materialize. The rights to the material passed back and forth between several hands over the years until Charles Meeker finally produced this sequel. See more »

Goofs

The tanker truck assumed to be carrying gasoline is clearly missing the hazardous materials placards. These placards are legally required to be visibly posted on all four sides of any haz-mat container. See more »

Quotes

[last lines]
Jack: Still scared?
Maggie: No. I just don't want to get burned.
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Crazy Credits

Opening credits last over 13 minutes See more »

Connections

Follows The Hitcher (1986) See more »

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You Must Be An Angel
Written by Richard Myhill
Provided by Associated Production Music
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AKA 'The Hitcher II: This One's Gonna Hurt...'
28 October 2004 | by burbs82See all my reviews

The original 'Hitcher' is one of the all-time horror greats...The Hitcher II is nothing more than a USA Network Pictures Original-esque follow-up. Luckily, I came into it with zero expectations, and while I got pretty much what I expected, I have to say that this film isn't necessarily awful...at least, not completely. It's actually a decent b-grade horror flick. It has good/okay cinematography, and in one scene it's able to build mood, and the action scenes are actually quite good, however, at its core, it simply has no soul. There's no humanity behind it, no real sympathy for the characters (except for Jim, which really has a helluva lot more to do with the original than anything else). The Hitcher himself is about as frightening as a...Well, I can't think of any good analogies off-hand, but suffice to say he isn't at all scary. Of course, Jake Busey is just so damn likable, it's hard to be scared of the guy. If he IS supposed to be John Ryder incarnate, he's too cocky and he talks WAY too much. Also, a warning for people whose lives depend on some kind of resolution, the end will TOTALLY leave you hanging...buyer beware.

So I guess what I'm trying to say is that...I reluctantly must recommend The Hitcher II, speaking as a fan of so-bad-they're-almost-funny horror films. If nothing else, rent it for a good laugh and have fun pointing out the inconsistencies and bad dialogue. It's pure MST3K all the way.


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