In honor of Rutger Hauer’s visit to The Mad Monster Party this coming weekend in Charlotte, it seems fitting to highlight The Hitcher. In 1986, The Hitcher was released. It’s about a young man that picks up a murderous hitch-hiker and gets away from him, but the hitch-hiker starts stalking him and frames him for the crimes the hitcher committed. The film stars Rutger Hauer, C. Thomas Howell and Jennifer Jason Leigh. It was directed by Robert Harmon who also directed the TV movie, Gotti. Little known fact, he was also the second unit director on They Call me Bruce. The Hitcher was written by Eric Red.
for some reviews, videos and more…
The sync is off a little…but oddly enough many were.
tinyurl.com The Hitcher 1986 Trailer
Opening scences of The Hitcher – Stand-out performance by Rutger Hauer. Directed by Robert Harmon.
Ranking, purely on a level of sustained moodiness and visual authority, with the best of '80s American genre films, The Hitcher is nonetheless a frustrating piece of work. The Hitcher operates best as a waking nightmare, …
Publish Date: 01/16/2012 22:00
This edition of Film Appreciation explores the original Hitcher and how it helped inspire Jay Burleson's next feature film. The Hitcher (1986). Directed by Robert Harmon. Starring Rutger Hauer, C. Thomas Howell, and Jennifer …
Publish Date: 03/06/2012 0:06
Don’t forget to go by for a Rutger Hauer autograph. He will also be at The Mad Monster Party to support his charity the Rutger Hauer Starfish Association.