The Hitcher



A young man who escaped the clutches of a murderous hitch-hiker is subsequently stalked, framed for the hitcher's crimes, and has his life made into hell by the same man he escaped.

  1. Robert Harmon


  2. Eric Red


Top Billed Cast

  1. C. Thomas Howell

    C. Thomas Howell

    Jim Halsey

  2. Rutger Hauer

    Rutger Hauer

    John Ryder

  3. Jennifer Jason Leigh

    Jennifer Jason Leigh


  4. Jeffrey DeMunn

    Jeffrey DeMunn

    Captain Esteridge

  5. John M. Jackson

    John M. Jackson

    Sergeant Starr

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The Hitcher
The Hitcher



Status Released

Release Information

  • February 21, 1986


    Under 17 requires accompanying parent or adult guardian 21 or older. The parent/guardian is required to stay with the child under 17 through the entire movie, even if the parent gives the child/teenager permission to see the film alone. These films may contain strong profanity, graphic sexuality, nudity, strong violence, horror, gore, and strong drug use. A movie rated R for profanity often has more severe or frequent language than the PG-13 rating would permit. An R-rated movie may have more blood, gore, drug use, nudity, or graphic sexuality than a PG-13 movie would admit.

Original Language English

Runtime 1h 37m

Budget $6,000,000.00

Revenue $5,844,868.00

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