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Ghostwriter 

Struggling writer Jeffrey Hunt fakes his own death in order to achieve literary immortality. His unfaithful wife Debby has been having an adulterous affair with Jeffrey's publicist and best... See full summary »

Director:

Carl Schenkel

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Richard Rothstein (creator), Riff Markowitz (creator) | 3 more credits »
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Cast

Episode credited cast:
Barry Bostwick ... Tony Lynch
Willem Dafoe ... Jeffrey Hunt
Page Fletcher ... The Hitchhiker
Dayle Haddon ... Debby Hunt
Anthony Holland ... Professor Elliot Pierce
Madeleine Sherwood ... Vivian
M. Emmet Walsh ... Detective Underhill
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Struggling writer Jeffrey Hunt fakes his own death in order to achieve literary immortality. His unfaithful wife Debby has been having an adulterous affair with Jeffrey's publicist and best friend Tony Lynch. Debby and Tony try to make Jeffrey's staged death real, but the plan backfires. Written by Woodyanders

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Release Date:

7 January 1986 (France) See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Dayle Haddon was genuinely scared of Willem Dafoe. See more »

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Jeffrey Hunt: Today is the first day of the rest of my death.
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Suspenseful and entertaining. The scheme and plot twist with a sinking feel in the end!
1 August 2007 | by blanbrnSee all my reviews

This episode of "The Hitchhiker" titled "Ghostwriter" is well done and probably one of the better written episodes of the entire series. The plot takes an unexpected twist too. You have the always slick and sly Willem Dafoe as a struggling author who just can't sell any books and he's lost the desire to write. So he comes up with his own little scheme only to make it look like his agent Tony(Barry Bostwick) and unfaithful wife Debby(Dayle Haddon)killed him for love and money! Only then this episode takes a memorable turn and plot twist, I will not give it away for those who haven't seen it, though the little scheme backfires as the planned fiction drama sinks down the river! Look for character actor M. Emmet Walsh as an eager and tough detective also. Overall great episode of the series well acted and written.


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