5.6/10
39,603
283 user 180 critic

The Hitcher (2007)

Trailer
2:17 | Trailer
A serial killer pins his crimes on two college students who gave him a ride.

Director:

Dave Meyers

Writers:

Eric Red (screenplay), Jake Wade Wall (screenplay) | 2 more credits »
2 wins & 2 nominations. See more awards »
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Sean Bean ... John Ryder
Sophia Bush ... Grace Andrews
Zachary Knighton ... Jim Halsey
Neal McDonough ... Lt. Esteridge
Kyle Davis ... Buford's Store Clerk
Skip O'Brien ... Sheriff Harlan Bremmer Sr.
Travis Schuldt ... Deputy Harlan Bremmer Jr.
Danny Bolero ... Officer Edwards
Jeffrey Hutchinson ... Young Father
Yara Martinez ... Beth
Lauren Cohn ... Marlene
Michael J. Fisher ... Transport Guard #2 (as Mike Fisher)
Joe Self Joe Self ... Transport Guard #1 (as Joseph Michael Self)
Brad Robinson Brad Robinson ... Correctional Officer
Kurt Grossi ... Officer Franklin
Learn more

More Like This 

The Hitcher (1986)
Action | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

A young man who escapes the clutches of a murderous hitchhiker is subsequently stalked by the hitcher and framed for his crimes.

Director: Robert Harmon
Stars: Rutger Hauer, C. Thomas Howell, Jennifer Jason Leigh
Horror | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.3/10 X  

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

Director: Louis Morneau
Stars: Jake Busey, Kari Wuhrer, C. Thomas Howell
Stay Alive (2006)
Fantasy | Horror | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.1/10 X  

For a group of teens, the answer to the mysterious death of their old friend lies within the world of an online video game based on the true story of an ancient noblewoman known as the Blood Countess.

Director: William Brent Bell
Stars: Jon Foster, Samaire Armstrong, Frankie Muniz
Joy Ride (2001)
Mystery | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  

Three young people on a road trip from Colorado to New Jersey talk to a trucker on their CB radio, then must escape when he turns out to be a psychotic killer.

Director: John Dahl
Stars: Steve Zahn, Paul Walker, Leelee Sobieski
P2 (2007)
Crime | Horror | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  

A businesswoman is pursued by a psychopath after being locked in a parking garage on Christmas Eve.

Director: Franck Khalfoun
Stars: Rachel Nichols, Wes Bentley, Simon Reynolds
Vacancy (2007)
Horror | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  

A married couple becomes stranded at an isolated motel and finds hidden video cameras in their room. They soon realize that unless they escape, they'll be the next victims of a snuff film.

Director: Nimród Antal
Stars: Kate Beckinsale, Luke Wilson, Frank Whaley
A Chamada (2015)
Action | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.2/10 X  

Seven years ago a young man murdered his parents, was sent to a mental institute after his departure from it, he returns to his life surrounded by crime, with an insatiable desire for revenge.

Director: Rui Constantino
Stars: Marco Cruz, Rui Constantino, Daniel García
Joy Ride 2: Dead Ahead (Video 2008)
Crime | Horror | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.1/10 X  

After their car breaks down in the desert, four friends try to find their way back to civilization while trying to escape Rusty Nail's bloody wrath.

Director: Louis Morneau
Stars: Nicki Aycox, Nick Zano, Laura Jordan
Short | Horror | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.2/10 X  

After the death of the road killer, Ricardo begins to hallucinate, that Gregory is back, and this becomes real, when he makes a new victim, with the help of a priest, he will try to find redemption if he can.

Director: Rui Constantino
Stars: Rui Constantino, Pedro Pinecross, Miguel Branco
Turistas (2006)
Horror | Mystery | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.4/10 X  

A group of young backpackers' vacation turns sour when a bus accident leaves them marooned in a remote Brazilian rural area that holds an ominous secret.

Director: John Stockwell
Stars: Josh Duhamel, Melissa George, Olivia Wilde
Horror | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5/10 X  

Three young people check into the Meadow View Inn for a night's rest, fully unaware of the inn's sick-minded employees and their nefarious intentions.

Director: Eric Bross
Stars: Agnes Bruckner, David Moscow, Scott Anderson
Joy Ride 3: Road Kill (Video 2014)
Crime | Horror | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.7/10 X  

A group of hotheaded street racers are on their way to the Road Rally 1000. As they drive through a desolate shortcut on the way to the race, a man starts tracking, teasing and torturing them until the end of the road.

Director: Declan O'Brien
Stars: Ken Kirzinger, Jesse Hutch, Benjamin Hollingsworth

Photos

Edit

Storyline

While driving through the New Mexico Desert during a rainy night, the college students Jim Halsey and his girlfriend Grace Andrews give a ride to the hitchhiker John Ryder. While in their car, the stranger proves to be a psychopath threatening the young couple with a knife, but Jim succeeds to throw him out of the car on the road. On the next morning, the young couple sees John in another car with a family, and while trying to advise the driver that the man is dangerous, they have an accident. While walking on the road, they find the whole family stabbed in the car, and John sees that the driver is still alive. He drives to a restaurant seeking for help, but the police blame Jim and Grace to the murder and send them to the police station. However, John kills the policemen and pursues the couple, playing a tragic and violent mouse and cat game with Grace and Jim. Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

Never pick up strangers.

Genres:

Crime | Thriller

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for strong bloody violence, terror and language | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

View content advisory »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

Jessica Biel turned down the role of Grace Andrews while Britney Spears was considered for the same role. See more »

Goofs

When Grace is in the bathroom pulling paper towels out of the dispenser, she stops and looks out the window, and sees John Ryder's red truck. She goes to lock the door and there is paper towel hanging out of the dispenser. When it cuts back, there are now no paper towels hanging down. See more »

Quotes

[from trailer]
Jim Halsey: I DONT WANT TO DIE!
See more »

Alternate Versions

Following advice from the BBFC the distributor elected to make minor cuts to the film in order to achieve their desired '15' classification. The cuts removed sight of blood pumping from a man close-to death (too sadistic for a '15') and sight of blood spurting from a slit throat (too graphic for a '15'). The uncut version is available on DVD and HD DVD with an 18 classification. See more »


Soundtracks

On and On
Written by Stephen Bishop
Performed by Stephen Bishop
Courtesy of Media Creature Music
See more »

User Reviews

 
Too violent remake full of action and grisly killings
16 February 2009 | by ma-cortesSee all my reviews

This high-budget(produced by great producer-director Michael Bay) new version about the classic horror film deals about a young couple(a gorgeous Sophia Bush and Zachary Knighton) driving on a rural highway along barren landscapes. They pick up a hitchhiker(with decent acting by Sean Bean in the role of Rutger Hauer)with diabolic plans, and he results out to be a psycho.The sadistic serial killer terrorizes them while killing several people and framing them for his murders. The hitcher sets up machinations and the cops(Neal McDonough)won't believe them.

In this big budgeted version is showed on screen overwhelming car crashes, breathtaking pursuits, kinetic action scenes, unflinching terror and extreme violence .The film is told with nimble edition and fast pace .There are some noisy scenes with gunfire and blowing up and also the pleasantly visual look is quite nice. Moving and thrilling musical score by Steve Jablonsky. Colorful and atmospheric cinematography by cameraman James Hawkinson. The tale is professionally directed by Dave Meyers, though with no originality. Not without interest, however is obvious needless thriller is justly a spectacular remake inferior to predecessor.The film transpires frenetic action, and sadism that will leave you emotionally and psychically affected.

The previous films were the original, the superior ¨Hitcher¨(1986)directed by Roger Harmon with C. Thomas Howell,Jeffrey DeMoon and Rutger Hauer, ¨The hitcher II: I've been waiting¨(2003)with Thomas Howell, Jake Busey and Kari Wuher( in similar role to Sophie Bush).


14 of 23 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you? | Report this
Review this title | See all 283 user reviews »

Videos

Frequently Asked Questions

See more »
Edit

Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

19 January 2007 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Hitcher See more »

Edit

Box Office

Budget:

$10,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$8,234,000, 21 January 2007

Gross USA:

$16,472,961

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$25,399,945
See more on IMDbPro »

Company Credits

Show more on IMDbPro »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

DTS | Dolby Digital

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
See full technical specs »

Contribute to This Page

Free Movies and TV Shows You Can Watch Now

On IMDb TV, you can catch Hollywood hits and popular TV series at no cost. Select any poster below to play the movie, totally free!

Browse free movies and TV series



Recently Viewed