The Hitch-hiker

The Hitch-hiker

DVD - 1999
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Two middle-class American homebodies on vacation in Mexico on a long-awaited fishing trip decide to pick up a hitchhiker who turns out to be a killer. Suddenly their car and their very lives are commandeered by psychopathic serial killer.
Publisher: New York, NY : Kino on Video, c1999
Branch Call Number: DVD Drama HITCHHIKE
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (70 min.) : sd., b&w ; 4 3/4 in
Alternative Title: Hitchhiker

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Ida Lupino directed this RKO film noir in 1953.


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lukasevansherman
Aug 22, 2014

One of the first Hollywood films directed by a woman (actress Ida Lupino).

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ManMachine
Oct 03, 2012

For some weird reason this low-budget, b&w, psycho-killer movie from 1953 seemed to drag on forever even though its running time was only a mere 70 minutes in length..... With one dead eyelid that won't close, 28 year-old, Emmet Myers is The Hitch-Hiker's murderous maniac.... As this film's title suggests, Emmet likes to hitch-hike and because he's such a certified looney his way of repaying anyone who's kind enough to give him a ride is to cold-bloodedly shoot them dead and then rob them of their valuables..... From Seattle to Mexico, it's "bang! bang! bang!" all the way for Emmet until, of course, he gets careless and, then, sure enough, the law closes in on him.... Need I say more about this piece of mediocrity?

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Janice21383
Apr 02, 2012

I wanted to like this one so much more. "Ida Lupino, noir film director" is my idea of heaven. She is tripped up by her own script, which is mostly dreadful, and the low budget, which I assume was beyond her control. Still, the interaction between the three principals is authentic enough, sometimes even subtle. Drink! when someone turns on the radio and the newscaster gives an update on their own story. EXTRAS: the cry of a circling vulture, which sounds like, and probably is, the voice of Ms. Lupino. Did I mention this is a low budget film?

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ManMachine
Oct 03, 2012

Violence: People get shot and most of them die.

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