The Hitcher Movie Review Summary

Actors: Rutger Hauer, C. Thomas Howell, Jennifer Jason Leigh

Detailed plot synopsis reviews of The Hitcher

A young man driving along a road picks up a hitchhiker. This hitchhiker begins to act very strange and then tries to kill the driver. The driver escapes and continues on, but it is not over yet. He sees the killer again and tries to save a family, but is too late. The killer than continues to stalk this man. To add to the problem the police think that the young man is the killer. With only the help of a young woman this man must try to survive this ordeal with a madman who won't quit.
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The review of this Movie prepared by Jack Bauer

Cross genre horror/Thriller/Road movie in which student C. Thomas Howell speeds acros desert highway avoiding insane hitchhiker Rutger Hauer who is chasing him in a deadly game of cat and mouse. A battle of wits between Howells victimized student and Hauers obbsessive psychopath, Scary, nerve wracking, and entertaining, Jennifer Jason Leigh co stars as a friendly waitress who joins in the chase.
The review of this Movie prepared by Dr Francis Gross Jr

THE HITCHER, directed by Robert Harmon, has been theatrically released in 1986.

In the middle of the californian desert, C. Thomas Howell meets Rutger Hauer. He soon understands that Hauer is a psychopath killing the drivers kind enough to offer him a ride.

A terrific thriller.
The review of this Movie prepared by Daniel Staebler

Script Analysis of The Hitcher

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Plot & Themes

Composition of Book Actual chase scenes or violence 50%Planning/preparing, gather info, debate puzzles/motives 33.3%Feelings, relationships, character bio/development 16.7% Time/Era of Movie:    -   1980's-1999 Crime & Police Story?    -   Yes Crime story:    -   hunted by killer/stalker Horror film?    -   Yes Horror Plotlets:    -   mad guy with knife likes to slice

Main Character

Identity:    -   Male Profession/status:    -   student Age:    -   a teen Ethnicity/Nationality    -   White (American)


United States    -   Yes The US:    -   California Desert?    -   Yes Misc setting    -   prison    -   resort/hotel

Writing Style

Kind of violence:    -   guns    -   knives Any profanity?    -   Occasional swearing Lot of special effects?    -   Yes Kinds of F/X    -   exploding vehicles

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