THE HITCHER
1986, 97 min, Dir: Robert Harmon

A pulse-pounding thriller completely misunderstood by critics at the time, THE HITCHER stars an ultra-frightening Rutger Hauer as the iconic killer John Ryder .While on a road trip across the Midwest, young Jim Halsey (played by C. Thomas Howell) makes the deadly mistake of picking up the deranged hitchhiker, who takes great pleasure in setting up a high stakes game of cat-and-mouse. With a trail of bodies in their wake, the two become increasingly inseparable, much to Jim’s horror. Featuring Jennifer Jason Leigh and Jeffrey DeMunn.


EXPLORERS
1985, Paramount, 109 min, USA, Dir: Joe Dante

Ethan Hawke made his feature film debut playing a 12-year-old boy who dreams of going into outer space; River Phoenix and Jason Presson are the friends who help him get there.


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