The Hitcher

Synopsis: While driving through the New Mexico Desert during a rainy night, the college students Jim Halsey and his girlfriend Grace Andrews give a ride to the hitchhiker John Ryder. While in their car, the stranger proves to be a psychopath threatening the young couple with a knife, but Jim succeeds to throw him out of the car on the road. On the next morning, the young couple sees John in another car with a family, and while trying to advise the driver that the man is dangerous, they have an accident. While walking on the road, they find the whole family stabbed in the car, and John sees that the driver is still alive. He drives to a restaurant seeking for help, but the police blame Jim and Grace to the murder and send them to the police station. However, John kills the policemen and pursues the couple, playing a tragic and violent mouse and cat game with Grace and Jim.
Genre: Action, Crime, Horror
Director(s): Dave Meyers
Production: Rogue Pictures (Focus)
  2 wins & 2 nominations.
 
IMDB:
5.6
Metacritic:
28
Rotten Tomatoes:
21%
R
Year:
2007
84 min
$16,399,999
Website
73 Views

(PHONE RINGING)

GRACE.:
(GROGGILY) Hello?

You still asleep?

No, I'm not...

Get up. I'm outside.

Why? What time is it?

It's time to go.

Come on, hurry up.

You're late.

Hey.

Hi!

Sorry I'm late.

It's okay.

Good morning.

Morning.

Nice pj's.

Let's go.

We're going.

I know that look.

You got to pee.

No, I don't.

Yeah, okay. Yeah, I do.

Babe, we just left.

I know. I'm sorry.

We haven't even been

six blocks.

Well, I got to go.

Okay.

I'll be fast.

Okay.

Okay.

Can we go?

Yes.

You sure? Positive?

Yeah. Come on.

Gross.

Here. Hand me that water.

Grab the wheel.

Whoa, whoa.

Come on.

Yeah. That's impressive.

Thank you.

(THUNDER RUMBLING)

(MO VE ALONG PLAYING ON RADIO)

I'm excited

for the girls to meet you.

I can't wait to meet them.

Are your friends

gonna like me?

They're gonna love you.

(GASPING) Look out!

(TIRES SCREECHING)

Oh, my God.

Oh, shit.

Did you hit him?

What the f*ck

was that guy doing

in the road?

Did you hit him?

No. I don't know.

I don't know. Shit.

You okay?

Yeah. We almost killed him.

I'm gonna go see

if he's okay.

What? Why?

Grace, we're in

the middle of nowhere.

We can't just leave

that guy out here.

We gotta see if he's okay.

That guy is just

standing there, Jim.

He's not even moving.

What kind of freak

just stands

in the middle of the road

and doesn't even flinch?

Oh, man.

He's coming over here.

I'm gonna go talk to him.

No, please. Let's just

call somebody for help, okay?

Let's go.

I don't want to

pick up a stranger

out here.

All right. All right.

(ENGINE STALLING)

What's wrong?

Engine's flooded.

Come on. He's coming up here.

Come on...

JIM:
F*ck.

Come on, start! Come on!

(ENGINE STARTING)

No signal.

This isn't right.

I'm sure someone else

will come along.

Yeah. I hope so.

You know, I never did

a full 360 before.

First one.

Just keep your eyes

on the road.

I will.

(EXCLAIMING)

Man, raining out there

pretty hard, huh?

Yeah.

Hey, Doritos or Cheetos?

Cheetos.

Ding Dongs or Twinkies?

Ding Dongs.

Damn. Lady knows

her processed foods, huh?

Yeah.

Pump number seven.

Hey, there's a guy broke down

a few miles back.

Can you send someone

with a tow, or...

Yeah, that's a no-can-do.

That's Buford's truck

out there.

Probably be back

around 7:
00.

All right.

I'm gonna go

to the bathroom.

Good.

CLERK:
Oh.

You need a key, ma'am.

And there you go.

I'm just joking with you.

Thanks.

That's a car, ain't it?

What?

That's a bad-ass

f*ckin' ride, man.

Regular little

pussy wagon, huh?

Right.

What do you drive?

Been fixing up this Camaro

in my back yard.

Guys want to take

a little break

from the drive,

you can come on over.

That's all right.

We got to get

on the road, man.

I got a couple of donkeys

in the back yard.

Me and my cousin

raise those things.

I got kicked in the eye.

That's why I got

a lazy eye and shit.

I tried to milk

that son of a bitch.

You can't milk

a f*cking donkey, though.

You know what I'm saying?

(STAMMERING) Yeah.

All right. Anyway.

(VEHICLE APPROACHING)

(INAUDIBLE)

I'm okay.

There you go.

Thanks.

Hi.

Hey.

You have a motel nearby?

There's one in Tatum,

about 15 miles north of here.

Hey, I bet you he's that guy

who was having car troubles.

Yeah. Hey, sorry

for taking off back there.

That was you?

Yeah.

(CHUCKLES)

Don't worry about it.

I wouldn't have

picked me up, either.

You still headed north?

Yeah.

Would you mind giving me

a ride to the motel?

Yeah, okay.

Yeah?

Yeah.

What's going on?

This is the guy

we almost hit.

He can't get a tow

until morning,

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Eric Red

Eric Red (born Eric Joseph Durdaller; February 16, 1961) is an American screenwriter and director, best known for writing the horror films The Hitcher and Near Dark, as well as writing and directing Cohen and Tate. more…

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