The Hitcher

Genre:  Drama, Horror, Thriller
Running Time:  90 min.
Release Date: January 19, 2007
DVD: May 1, 2007

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Cast: Sean Bean, Sophia Bush, Zachary Knighton, Neal McDonough


Two college students, Grace Andrews (Sophia Bush) and Jim Halsey (Zachary Knighton), are tormented by the mysterious hitchhiker John Ryder, a.k.a. The Hitcher (Sean Bean).

The young couple hit the road in a 1970 Oldsmobile 442, en route to spring break. But their pleasure trip soon turns into a waking nightmare. The initial encounters with Ryder are increasingly off-putting for Grace and Jim, and they bravely fight back when he ambushes them. But they are truly blindsided when he implicates them in a horrific slaying and continues to shadow them.

The open road becomes a suspenseful, action-packed battleground of blood and metal as, in trying to elude not only Ryder but also New Mexico State Police Lieutenant Esteridge's (Neal McDonough) officers, Grace and Jim must fight for their lives and face their fears head-on.

A remake of the 1986 terror classic.

Director: Dave Meyers
Studio: Odeon Films
Producer(s): Michael Bay, Andrew Form, Brad Fuller, Charles Meeker, Alfred Haber
Screenplay: Eric Red, Jake Wade Wall, Eric Bernt
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