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March 14, 2012

Episode 54: The Hitcher (1986)

Special Guests: Rutger Hauer, Robert Harmon
Guest Co-Hosts: Brian Kelly. Josh Johnson

There's a killer on the road... John Ryder (Rutger Hauer). He's The Hitcher and he's terrorizing Jim Halsey (C. Thomas Howell) in Robert Harmon's classic road terror flick.

In the booth this week is Josh Johnson of Rewind This! and Brian Kelley of @BTSjunkie.

Buy The Hitcher by Alexandra Heller-Nicholas
Check out Rutger Hauer's official site
More of Rutger's Hitcher recollections
Get The Hitcher on UK DVD
Get Highwaymen on US DVD
Get Cohen & Tate on DVD

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  1. I just found out about this podcast! Great work keep it up.

  2. On this episode, Mike White looks back at one of my favourite flicks from the mid-80's with interviews with both the director and star of the film. Both interviews are fantastic and despite Mike White's warning about the sound quality of the Rutger Hauer segment (who talks to him from the set of a movie), I didn't think there was anything wrong with it!

    If you're a fan of The Hitcher (if you're not, I pity you!), you're gonna wanna check this out for sure.

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