The Hitchhiker (1983–1991)
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Dead Heat 

A sculptor uses a drifter and his own abused girlfriend to recreate a murder/suicide.



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The Hitchhiker
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Arielle (as Denise Galik-Furey)


A sculptor uses a drifter and his own abused girlfriend to recreate a murder/suicide.

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3 March 1987 (France)  »

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1.33 : 1
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Obsessions and sadistic art work backfires and goes up in flames!
14 August 2007 | by See all my reviews

This "Hitchhiker" episode is pretty underrated and really one of the better ones it's titled "Dead Heat" the story is a little crazy and sadistic, yet it twists just nice and neat at the end. Fred Ward stars as Luthor a rural country farmer type who's a sculptor, but he likes to sculpt the dead and their body parts! This man even has an obsession with death, like even recreating deaths thru sculptor. One day he picks up a woman Arielle(Denise Galik) who wants a new life, only Luthor takes her to his home to try and begin a new one for her. It gets even more compelling when a drifter appears named Cal(Scott McGinnis) a romance soon begins between Cal and Arielle. So Luthor has his own plans for the art of love with sculptors or should I say the art of death for the two. Only when you mess with a scorned love between two drifters your whole plan and game backfires and explodes in your face a crash for all! Really a good episode of the series well done and acted even if the plot was again strange and a little sadistic.

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