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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 »

Genres:

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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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

When being interrogated at the police station, the sheriff said that Maggie had no record when they ran her name, but you never hear them say if they ran Jack's name and that he had a record. If they would have ran his name he probably would have gone to jail and Maggie would have been freed. See more »

Quotes

Jack: [to Maggie pointing a gun at him] You're not gonna kill me. You ain't got it in ya. Not yet anyway...
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Crazy Credits

Opening credits last over 13 minutes See more »

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Follows The Hitcher (1986) See more »

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Please Take Me
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Totally Absurd Screenplay
29 April 2005 | by claudio_carvalhoSee all my reviews

The detective Jim Halsey (C.Thomas Howell) is fired from the police force after a daring rescue of an abducted child, when he shot and killed the kidnapper. He is advised to look for psychological assistance, but he decides to travel with his girlfriend Maggie (Kari Wuhrer) to visit Capt. Esteridge (Stephen Hair), his old friend who believed and supported him some years ago after a traumatic experience. While traveling, Maggie decides to give a lift to Jack (Jake Busey), a weird man on the road, under the strong protest of Jim. Jack is indeed an evil psychopath, who decides to chase the couple, killing everybody around them. This movie is horrible, being a ridiculous sequel (or remake?) of a classic, but full of clichés and totally predictable! The promosing first five minutes cheats the viewer and are excellent, having a great plot point in the very beginning of the story. However, the rest of the story has a totally absurd screenplay, and none of the situations are resolved. The participation of C. Thomas Howell, a C-class actor, is minimum, basically to give his name to the credits, and his character is one of the unluckiest I have ever seen. Further, the change of the lead actor to a lead actress is very problematic, since Maggie is the guilty for the whole situation and her character is hysterical, non-charismatic, has a horrible voice and does not convince as a heroin. I do not understand the reason for the sequel of an excellent thriller after nineteen years. The end of "The Hitcher II: I've Been Waiting" is one of the worst I have ever seen. My vote is three.

Title (Brazil): "A Morte Pede Carona 2" ("The Death Hichhikes 2")


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