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|Directed by:||Dave Meyers|
|Written by:||Eric Bernt; Jake Wade Wall; Eric Red|
|Produced by:||Michael Bay; Brad Fuller; Alfred Haber; Alma Kuttruff; Charles R. Meeker; Andrew Form|
|Music by:||Steve Jablonsky|
|Edited by:||Jim May|
|Distributed by:||Focus Features|
|Released:||January 19th, 2007|
|Running time:||84 min.|
The Hitcher is an American horror film of the action/suspense subgenres. It is a remake of the 1986 film of the same name directed by Robert Harmon. The remake is directed by Dave Meyers and written by Jake Wade Wall, Eric Bernt and original screenwriter Eric Red. It was produced by Focus Features, Intrepid Pictures and Platinum Dunes and released theatrically in the United States on January 19th, 2007. The film stars Sean Bean as John Ryder, Sophia Bush as Grace Andrews, Zachary Knighton as Jim Halsey, Neal McDonough as Lieutenant Estridge and Kyle Davis as the Buford's store clerk.
|Sean Bean||John Ryder|
|Sophia Bush||Grace Andrews|
|Zachary Knighton||Jim Halsey|
|Neal McDonough||Lieutenant Esteridge|
|Kyle Davis||Buford's store clerk|
|Skip O'Brien||Sheriff Harlan Bremmer, Sr.|
|Travis Schuldt||Deputy Harlan Bremmer, Jr.|
|Danny Bolero||Officer Edwards|
|Jeffrey Hutchinson||Young father|
|Mike Fisher||Transport guard #2|
|Joseph Michael Self||Transport guard #1|
|Brad Robinson||Correctional officer|
|Kurt Grossi||Officer Franklin|
|Dick Hancock||Ryder's guard|
|Jesse De Luna||Officer #1|
|Kurt Soderling||Helicopter co-pilot|
|Lance Strumpf||Helicopter pilot|
|Dave Colon||N.M. State trooper|
|George McLain||Officer George|
|Patricia Miller||N.M. police officer|
|D'Nette Pennington||Young mother|
|Isaac Rodriguez||N.M. state trooper|
Notes & Trivia Edit
- Production on The Hitcher began on June 12th, 2006. Principal photography concluded on August 10th, 2006.
- The Hitcher was released on DVD in fullscreen and widescreen formats by Rogue Pictures on May 1st, 2000.
- Actress Sophia Bush was nominated for and won two Teen Choice Awards in 2007 for her work in the remake of The Hitcher. She won for the category of Choice Movie: Breakout Female and for Choice Movie Actress in a horror/thriller film. She also won the award for Choice Movie Actress in a comedy for John Tucker Must Die that same year.