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The Hitcher ()


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A serial killer pins his crimes on two college students who gave him a ride.

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John Ryder
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Grace Andrews
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Jim Halsey
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Lt. Esteridge
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Buford's Store Clerk
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Sheriff Harlan Bremmer Sr.
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Deputy Harlan Bremmer Jr.
Danny Bolero ...
Officer Edwards
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Young Father
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Beth
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Marlene
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Transport Guard #2 (as Mike Fisher)
Joe Self ...
Transport Guard #1 (as Joseph Michael Self)
Brad Robinson ...
Correctional Officer
Kurt Grossi ...
Officer Franklin
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Ryder's Guard (as Richard Hancock)
Jesse De Luna ...
Officer #1 (as Jesse DeLuna)
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Helicopter Co-Pilot (as Kurt Soderling)
Lance Strumpf ...
Helicopter Pilot
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Negotiator
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Paramedic (uncredited)
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N.M. State Trooper (uncredited)
Stephanie Huettner ...
Student (uncredited)
George McLain ...
Officer George (uncredited)
Patricia Miller ...
NM Police Officer (uncredited)
D'Nette Pennington ...
Young Mother (uncredited)
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N.M. State Trooper (uncredited)

Directed by

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Dave Meyers

Written by

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Eric Red ... (screenplay) and
Jake Wade Wall ... (screenplay) and
Eric Bernt ... (screenplay)
 
Eric Red ... () (1986 film)

Produced by

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Michael Bay ... producer
Matthew Cohan ... associate producer
Andrew Form ... producer
Brad Fuller ... producer
Alfred Haber ... producer
Alma Kuttruff ... co-producer
Charles R. Meeker ... producer (as Charles Meeker)

Music by

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Steve Jablonsky

Cinematography by

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James Hawkinson ... director of photography

Film Editing by

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Jim May

Editorial Department

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Christine Carr ... digital intermediate producer
Dylan Carter ... on-line editor
Salvatore Catanzaro ... assistant on-line editor
Rob Doolittle ... senior digital on-line editor
Peter Gvozdas ... first assistant editor
Tom Hoffman ... dailies producer
Missy Papageorge ... digital intermediate producer: Company 3
Joe Pestana ... dailies assistant
Sarah C. Reeves ... post-production assistant
Eric Rolnick ... editorial technician: Digital Domain
Kurt Smith ... color timer
Stefan Sonnenfeld ... colorist: Company 3
Jeff Stroot ... international editor
Ian Turpen ... digital intermediate scanner: Company 3
Fulvio Valsangiacomo ... assistant editor
Lawrence Howard Williams ... post digital media operator
John Zaik ... colorist: dailies

Casting By

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Lisa Fields

Production Design by

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David Lazan

Art Direction by

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Rob Simons

Set Decoration by

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Randy Huke ... (as Randy Smith Huke)

Costume Design by

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Leeann Radeka

Makeup Department

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Jaremy Aiello ... painter: K.N.B. EFX Group / sculptor: K.N.B. EFX Group
Howard Berger ... special makeup effects designer and creator
Troy Breeding ... makeup artist
Michael Deak ... shop supervisor: K.N.B. EFX Group (as Mike Deak)
Jeff L. Deist ... mold maker: K.N.B. EFX Group (as Jeff Deist)
Alex Diaz ... on-set technician: K.N.B. EFX Group
Jake Garber ... key on-set makeup effects artist
Grady Holder ... mold maker: K.N.B. EFX Group
Akihito Ikeda ... painter: K.N.B. EFX Group / sculptor: K.N.B. EFX Group
Steve Katz ... foam technician: K.N.B. EFX Group
Derek Krout ... foam technician: K.N.B. EFX Group
James Leonard ... mold maker: K.N.B. EFX Group
Harrison Lorenzana ... on-set technician: K.N.B. EFX Group
Mike McCarty ... makeup supervisor: K.N.B. effects group
Kelly Nelson ... department head hair stylist
Greg Nicotero ... special makeup effects designer and creator
Carla Palmer ... makeup department head (as Carla E. Palmer)
Frank Parrish ... hair stylist (as Frank D. Parrish)
Susan Pfeifer ... hair stylist
Ben Rittenhouse ... foam technician: K.N.B. EFX Group
Shannon Shea ... shop supervisor: K.N.B. EFX Group
Sheila Trujillo-Gomez ... makeup artist (as Sheila Trujillo Gomez)
Patricia Urias ... foam technician: K.N.B. EFX Group
A.J. Venuto ... foam technician: K.N.B. EFX Group

Production Management

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Jane Nerlinger Evans ... executive in charge of production
Alma Kuttruff ... unit production manager
Tim Pedegana ... post-production supervisor

Second Unit Director or Assistant Director

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Doug Carter ... second second assistant director (as Douglas Carter)
Phil Hardage ... first assistant director (as Philip Hardage)
Chemen Ochoa ... additional second assistant director: New Mexico (as Chemen A. Ochoa)
Kathleen Tull ... first assistant director: second unit (as Katie Tull) / second assistant director

Art Department

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Brandon Campbell ... set dresser
Jennifer Carpenter ... construction estimator
Chloe Carrera ... greens
Lance Cheatham ... set dresser
Ursula Coyote ... second art department coordinator
April Crump ... assistant property master
Tom Dreesen ... construction coordinator
Derek Drewes ... carpenter
William F. Gambill ... stand-by painter
Jim Kolmar ... art department assistant
Ellen Lampl ... graphic designer
Christopher Martin ... lead greens
David Menefee ... general foreman
Jorge Paris ... art department coordinator
John Parker ... on-set dresser
Shane Patrick ... leadman
Adele Plauche ... set designer
Jeremy Reeves ... set dresser
Charles Seale ... construction foreman
Corissa Smith ... scenic artist
Gary Wimmer ... charge scenic
Robert R. Wonson ... set dresser
Koen Wooten ... property master
Kim LeBlanc ... art department assistant (uncredited)

Sound Department

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Steve Bartkowicz ... re-recording engineer
Stacy Brownrigg ... production sound mixer
John Cannon ... assistant sound editor
Thadd Day ... boom operator
Nerses Gezalyan ... sound mixer
Shawn Harper ... cable person
Chris Hogan ... dialogue editor
Daniel J. Leahy ... additional sound re-recording mixer
Dave McMoyler ... supervising sound editor
Christian P. Minkler ... re-recording mixer
Kelly Oxford ... supervising sound editor
Michelle Pazer ... adr editor
Bryan Pennington ... consultant: Dolby film sound
Alan Rankin ... sound designer
Lyndsey Schenk ... additional sound editor
Unsun Song ... sound re-recordist
Jon Taylor ... re-recording mixer
Jon Title ... sound effects editor
Karen Vassar Triest ... sound editor (as Karen Vassar) / sound effects editor (as Karen Vassar)
Tim Walston ... sound effects editor
Matthew J. Ward ... staff engineer (as Matthew Ward)
Lars Bjerre ... dialogue denoising (uncredited)

Special Effects by

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Michael Ahasay ... special effects foreman (as Mike Ahasay)
Jay Appleberry ... special effects technician
Robert Brown ... special effects technician (as Robert W. Brown)
Sebastien Caillabet ... special effects technician
David J. Chamerski ... special effects technician
William D. Harrison ... special effects technician (as William Harrison)
Vicki V. Johnson ... special effects medic
William D. Kennedy ... special effects foreman (as William Kennedy)
Marcus LaPorte ... moldmaker
Joe Mack ... special effects technician / special effects
Mike McCarty ... puppeteer (as Michael D. McCarty)
John D. Milinac ... special effects coordinator (as John Milinac)
Jamie Reedy ... special effects technician
Shane Scott ... special effects technician
Lino Stavole ... special effects technician: mold department, K.N.B Effects Group
Robert Stewart ... special effects technician
Patricia Urias ... special effects: foam department
Lindsay Vivian ... special effects purchaser

Visual Effects by

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Joel Behrens ... compositor: Digital Domain
Niki Bern ... compositor
Kevin Bouchez ... compositor
Chad E. Collier ... scanning and recording operator: Digital Domain
Janice Barlow Collier ... dustbuster: Digital Domain (as Janice Barlow)
Joshua Doud ... data integration artist
Scott Gastellu ... compositor
Paul C. George ... shader technical director (as Paul George)
John Healy ... restoration
Elizabeth Hitt ... digital production manager
David P.I. James ... visual effects producer (as David James)
Sarahjane Javelo ... digital paint/rotoscope artist: Digital Domain
Thitipong Pao Jitmakusol ... texture artist (as Pao Jitmakusol)
Joshua H. Johnson ... paint and rotoscope supervisor: Digital Domain (as Josh Johnson)
Paul Jordan ... rigger
Jack Kasprak ... animator
John Kasprzak ... digital artist
Lawrence Klein ... visual effects editor: Digital Domain
Michael Liv ... dustbuster: Digital Domain
Jo Lockman ... dustbuster / scanning and recording operator: Digital Domain
Todd Maugh ... technical assistant
Richard Morton ... animator
David Niednagel ... previsualization animator
Kym Olsen ... compositor
Paul George Palop ... lighting technical director: Digital Domain
Stephan Pilon Lectez ... compositor (as Stefan Pilon Lectez)
Kelly Port ... visual effects supervisor
Gerald Ragland ... digital intermediate support colorist
Tim Ranck ... animator
Olivier Sarda ... compositor
Christopher Savides ... color grader
Som Shankar ... lead intergration artist
Jarom Sidwell ... visual effects production assistant
Kristen Swanson ... dustbusting lead: Digital Domain
Danny Gordon Taylor ... animation supervisor (as Dan Taylor)
John Textor ... executive: Digital Domain
Craig Van Dyke ... animator
Keith Weilmuenster ... digital matte painter
Michelle Winze ... visual effects production coordinator (as Michelle Jacobs)
Matthew Benware ... on-set technician: Digital Domain (uncredited)
Amanda Hampton ... pipeline engineer (uncredited)
Ian A. Harris ... digital artist: Digital Domain (uncredited)
Dan Patterson ... digital character artist: Digital Domain (uncredited)

Stunts

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Jennifer Badger ... stunts
Paul Borne ... stunts
Kurt Bryant ... stunt coordinator
Annie Chasse ... stunts
Mark De Alessandro ... stunts
John Dixon ... stunt utility
Corey Michael Eubanks ... stunt driver
Dane Farwell ... stunts
Eddie J. Fernandez ... stunt driver
Jason Gray ... utility stunts
Dick Hancock ... stunts
Tom Harper ... car stunts
Jim Henry ... stunts
Sammy Maloof ... stunt driver: police
David Brian Martin ... stunts
Eddie Matthews ... stunts
Michael Owen ... stunts (as Mike Owen)
Carl Paoli ... stunts
Denney Pierce ... stunts
Jeff Schwan ... stunts
Steve Walters ... stunts
Tommy J. Huff ... truck stunts (uncredited)
Dennis Keiffer ... stunt driver (uncredited)

Camera and Electrical Department

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Ryan Abrams ... camera production assistant
Troy Anderson ... lighting technician
Kelly Bogdan ... second assistant camera: additional photography
Glenn Brown ... first assistant camera: "a" camera
Chip Byrd ... first assistant camera: "c" camera
Beau Chaput ... first assistant camera: "d" camera
Patrick B. Coate ... film loader
Matt Cowan ... dolly grip: "b" camera
Theda Cunningham ... first assistant camera: "b" camera (as Theda Streetman)
Steve Drake ... best boy grip
Ryan Eustis ... second assistant camera: "c" camera
Robyn Greer ... electrician
Kurt Grossi ... key grip
Jess Haas ... additional rigging electrician
Gary Hatfield ... camera operator: "b" camera / director of photography: second unit
Robert Hicks ... key rigging grip
Donald R. Howe Jr. ... second assistant camera: "a" camera (as Don Howe Jr.)
Edison Jackson ... best boy electric
Gary Jay ... camera operator: "a" camera
Jason Kay ... technocrane operator
Dan Kneece ... camera operator: "a" camera, additional photography
Patrick Lennon ... gaffer (as Packy Lennon)
Greg Lomas ... dolly grip: "a" camera
Jeff Magers ... best boy rigging electric (2006)
Scott Magruder ... rigging electric
Peter McKernan ... pilot: Spacecam (as Peter J. McKernan Jr.)
Chris McNellis ... grip
P.K. Munson ... first assistant camera
Clayton Null ... electrician
Georgia Pierson ... electric rigging crew
Gabe Proctor ... video assist operator
Jessica Ramos ... camera production assistant
Van Redin ... still photographer
Richard Romero ... grip
Peter Simonite ... camera operator: "c" camera (as Peter Morgan Simonite)
Kurt E. Soderling ... aerial director of photography (as Kurt Soderling)
Ezra Venetos ... grip
Jesse Wolter ... rigging grip
Thomas Young ... second assistant camera: "b" camera (as Thom Young III)

Animation Department

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Angie Jones ... animator: Digital Domain

Casting Department

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John Barba ... casting associate
Kathryn Brink ... casting: New Mexico
Caitlin McKenna ... adr voice casting (as Caitlin McKenna-Wilkinson)

Costume and Wardrobe Department

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Laurel Brock ... costume production assistant
Emily Dellheim ... costume production assistant
Nyima Johnston ... key set costumer
Esther Marquis ... tailor
Jennifer Schossow ... costumer
John H. Smith ... key costumer / wardrobe supervisor
Rachel A. Walker ... set costumer

Location Management

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Dustin Daniels ... location assistant
Granville Greene ... location manager: New Mexico
Kelly Kernan ... location manager: Texas
John K. Patterson ... supervising location manager: new mexico
Jeremiah Ra Richards ... location assistant
Danny Sutedja ... location production assistant
Steve White ... assistant location manager
Dennis Williams ... location scout

Music Department

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Christine Bergren ... music legal and clearance
Jeffrey Biggers ... score mixer
Jacob Bunton ... composer: additional music
Clay Duncan ... composer: additional music
Jay Flood ... composer: additional music
Steve Jablonsky ... music producer
Alan Meyerson ... score mixer
Joel J. Richard ... composer: additional music
Brian Richards ... additional music programmer / music editor
Pieter Schlosser ... additional music programmer / composer: additional music (as Pieter A. Schlosser)
Holeg Spies ... composer: trailer score
Jojo Villanueva ... music supervisor

Transportation Department

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Monica Allen ... van driver
Kevin Beard ... driver: insert car
Kari Bernhardt ... driver
Charles Coulter ... transportation co-captain
Sam Craytor ... driver: honeywagon
Kenny Heath ... driver
Gerald Lee ... driver: stakebed
Joseph Lockwood ... transportation
C.D. Corky Newberry ... driver
Jimmy Ray Pickens ... transportation captain: New Mexico
Gwendalane Ramos ... transportation secretary
Phil Schriber ... transportation coordinator
Joe Self ... driver
Lucas Stein ... driver
Victor Villarreal ... transportation (as Victor G. Villarreal) / transportation
Marti Wells ... transportation captain
Steven Willhoite ... driver: production van

Other crew

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Andrew P. Aguilar ... office production assistant
John Alfred ... finance executive
John Arszyla ... set medic
Ken Beggs ... animal trainer
Adrienne Biddle ... studio executive
Robin Brackeen ... second assistant accountant
Krysti Burkemper ... production assistant
Paul A. Calabria ... animal handler: New Mexico (as Paul Calabria)
Mary Beth Chambers ... production assistant (as Mary Beth Meadows)
Bobbi Colorado ... animal handler: Texas
J.J. Dalton ... set production assistant
Deborah Dellosso ... animal handler: New Mexico
Shanti Delsarte ... production coordinator
Joli Eberhart ... assistant: Mr. Bay
Colin Edlund ... key craft service
Richard Ehlert ... caterer
Susan Foley ... production assistant
Holly Gent ... assistant: Ms. Kuttruff (as Holly Gent Palmo)
Gina Grande ... script supervisor
Lisa Greenblatt ... assistant: Mr. Form & Mr. Fuller
Chris Hadlock ... production secretary
Sophia Hedlund ... assistant: Mr. Meyers (as Sophia K. Hussain)
Anne Johns ... assistant: Ms. Kuttruff
Gordon Kaywin ... assistant: Mr. Form & Mr. Fuller
Nell Kennedy ... assistant production office coordinator
Buzz Koenig ... Production Executive
Ashley Kravitz ... clearance
Greg Kupiec ... main title designer
Steven R. Kutcher ... entomologist
Bill Lanier ... assistant: Mr. Bean
Andrea Lazard ... asset assistant (as Andrea Johnson)
Shane Mallory ... production assistant
Peter McKernan Sr. ... helicopter ground safety
Peter McKernan ... aerial coordinator (as Peter J. McKernan Jr.)
Jennifer S. Milliman ... production assistant
Carrie Oviatt ... first assistant accountant
Harley Pasternak ... personal trainer
Damon Phillips ... stand-in
John M. Pisani ... unit publicist
Michele Pollack ... entomologist assistant (as Michelle Pollack)
Daniel Quanz ... production assistant
Jeremiah Ra Richards ... production assistant
Tom Roach ... animal handler: New Mexico
Jacqueline Sanders ... animal handler: New Mexico
Marvin Schroeder ... master armorer
M.K. Shaw ... payroll accountant
Jeremy Shirk ... set security
Stefan Sonnenfeld ... executive producer: Company 3
Michael Sorrells ... stand-in (as Michael Sorrels)
Matt Sullivan ... intern
Christina Tomas ... animal handler: New Mexico
Andrea Trisdale ... photo double / stand-in
Ben Urquhart ... post production executive
Nadia Venesse ... dialect coach
Jenni Wieland ... first assistant accountant
Leigh A. Wilbourn ... production coordinator
Edward Albolote ... assistant: Michael Bay (uncredited)
Matthew H. Sanders ... on-set intern (uncredited) / set intern (uncredited)

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Storyline

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Plot Summary

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

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Taglines Never pick up strangers. See more »
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Also Known As
  • Hitcher (France)
  • Carretera al infierno (Spain)
  • Autostoper (Croatia)
  • To otostop tou tromou (Greece)
  • Otostopçu (Turkey, Turkish title)
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Runtime
  • 84 min
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Box Office

Budget $10,000,000 (estimated)
Opening Weekend United States $7,818,239, 21 Jan 2007
Cumulative Worldwide Gross $25,393,046

Did You Know?

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Trivia Sean Bean spent little time with his young co-stars so as to distance their relationship and make himself seem more unknown and menacing. He believed this would drive the chemistry in a more realistic fashion. See more »
Goofs The broken windshield of the 442 continuously changes throughout the movie. In some scenes it is slightly broken while in others it is completely shattered. See more »
Movie Connections Edited into Lord of the Rings (2012). See more »
Soundtracks Move Along See more »
Quotes John Ryder: [points to Grace] She's a good looking girl... how long have you been fucking her?
Jim Halsey: What?
John Ryder: It's a simple question.
Jim Halsey: [Jim see's John's wedding ring] How long have you been fucking your wife?
John Ryder: I'm not married.
Jim Halsey: Then what's with the ring?
John Ryder: Makes strangers think I'm trustworthy.
Jim Halsey: Are you?
John Ryder: No...
[John destroys Jim's cell phone]
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