Director: Robert Harmon Run Time: 98 min. Format: 35mm Film Release Year: 1986
Starring: C. Thomas Howell, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Rutger Hauer
One of the nastiest American movies of the 1980s, this legendary late-night HBO staple features Rutger Hauer as John Ryder, a sinister hitchhiker who is picked up by the hapless Jim (Howell) while he is delivering a car from Chicago to San Diego. When Jim realizes that Ryder is probably going to kill him, he gives him the slip… but not for long. Soon Jim is terrorized by the hitcher at every turn and nowhere is safe. Brattle Debut!