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The Hitcher
The Hitcher 1986
Directed By Robert Harmon
Written By Eric Red
Cast C. Thomas Howell, Rutger Hauer, Jennifer Jason Leigh
Produced By David Bombyk, Kip Ohman
Film Editing By Frank J. Urioste
Cinematography By John Seale
Music By Mark Isham

Silver Screen Partners, HBO Pictures


United States



Release Date

February 21, 1986


97 Minutes

Rating R
Distributed By

TriStar Pictures

Budget $5,800,000
Gross $7,900,000



  • Rutger Hauer as John Ryder
  • C. Thomas Howell as Jim Halsey
  • Jennifer Jason Leigh as Nash
  • Jeffrey DeMunn as Captain Esteridge
  • John M. Jackson as Sergeant Starr
  • Billy Green Bush as Trooper Donner
  • Jack Thibeau as Trooper Prestone
  • Armin Shimerman as Interrogation Sergeant
  • Gene Davis as Trooper Dodge
  • Jon Van Ness as Trooper Hapscomb
  • Henry Darrow as Trooper Hancock
  • Tony Epper as Trooper Conners



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