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SEClint
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Did "The Hitcher" (1986) disturb or scare you? Appreciation thread.
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I saw this when I was very young and always felt it was a film that didn't pull any punches. The tone felt cold and Rutger Hauer was great. Film ruined hitch hiking for everyone..

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It felt "real", but at the same time unbelievable. Its also nice to me that Jim gets the girl,..but they are both too terrified to have sex in the hotel, even after near death experience. This scene probably stood out the most to me.

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Lsupimp
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re: Did "The Hitcher" (1986) disturb or scare you? Appreciation thread.
Disturbed me for sure. Very unpleasant.
And that was just C Thomas Howell's acting.
ACTING !


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Saint Alfonzo
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re: Did "The Hitcher" (1986) disturb or scare you? Appreciation thread.
Might be Rutger Hauer's best movie.


mizzoubuckeyeiowa
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re: Did "The Hitcher" (1986) disturb or scare you? Appreciation thread.
We had watched The Hitcher many times on VHS after it came out...

And then one time a classmate had a birthday party and we were going to get Pizza...and the mother of the birthday kid piled us all into the bed of a pick-up truck and drove away...no seats, no seatbelts, hey, it's 1987...no worries.

But on the way to the Pizza Parlour she stops and picks up this greasy MOFO hitchhiker when she's got a bed full of kids in the back of the truck...and we were all thinking...is this woman crazy? Hasn't she seen The Hitcher???????

Never picked up a hitchhiker once I learned to drive because of that movie.


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tigermeat
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re: Did "The Hitcher" (1986) disturb or scare you? Appreciation thread.
It disturbed me how much Rutger Hauer looked like a young Paul Newman.


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PowerTool
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re: Did "The Hitcher" (1986) disturb or scare you? Appreciation thread.
when I hear stories about people hitchhiking across America back in the day, I always wonder if hitch hiking was safer back then, or if they just had different movies.


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re: Did "The Hitcher" (1986) disturb or scare you? Appreciation thread.


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contraryman
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re: Did "The Hitcher" (1986) disturb or scare you? Appreciation thread.
Said no one that has seen Blade Runner. (Or lady hawke)


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shutterspeed
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re: Did "The Hitcher" (1986) disturb or scare you? Appreciation thread.
Roger Ebert called the movie "diseased."


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DaleGribble
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re: Did "The Hitcher" (1986) disturb or scare you? Appreciation thread.
I thought it was a great movie, but I haven't seen it since I was about 16(1986). This movie made me want to get a job driving rental cars cross country. Never got it, though.


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DaleGribble
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re: Did "The Hitcher" (1986) disturb or scare you? Appreciation thread.
quote:

when I hear stories about people hitchhiking across America back in the day, I always wonder if hitch hiking was safer back then, or if they just had different movies.



They say that it was safer in the 60s and 70s, but I'm sure that all of the people that were murdered while hitchhiking or picking one up in that timeframe would probably disagree.



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