History Film / TheHitcher

8th Apr '16 11:33:56 PM DemonDuckofDoom
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* BigBad: John Ryder, our hitchhiking SerialKiller.
6th Apr '16 11:46:46 PM DemonDuckofDoom
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* AntagonistTitle: Jim is the protagonist.
6th Mar '16 2:27:51 PM Darkmage7280
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* SoftSpokenSadist: Ryder never raises his voice or shouts which makes him even more creepy.
23rd Feb '16 12:11:00 PM MasoTey
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* HostileHitchhiker: John Ryder in both the original and the remake, stalking and manipulating the protagonists after failing to kill them outright.
21st Feb '16 1:55:27 AM MasoTey
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* DeadlyRoadTrip: In the remake, Jim Hasley and Grace Andrews are a young couple driving across New Mexico on Spring Break. Unfortunately, things don't go very well for them...

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* DeadlyRoadTrip: In the remake, Jim Hasley Halsey and Grace Andrews are a young couple driving across New Mexico on Spring Break. Unfortunately, things don't go very well for them...



* FoeRomanceSubtext: Deliberately inferred in the original ''Film/TheHitcher'', to the point where it creeps out the cops to watch the lead characters interact in the interrogation room.

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* FoeRomanceSubtext: Deliberately inferred implied in the original ''Film/TheHitcher'', to the point where it creeps out the cops to watch the lead characters interact in the interrogation room.



** Jim at the end becomes this, wanting to kill Ryder personally for all the torment he undergo because of him.

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** Jim at the end becomes this, wanting to kill Ryder personally for all the torment he undergo underwent because of him.
17th Feb '16 8:29:25 AM FF32
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* StrikeMeDownWithAllYourHatred: There are occasional hints in the original film that the title character is trying to get Jim to kill him in order to fulfill this trope.

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* StrikeMeDownWithAllYourHatred: StrikeMeDownWithAllOfYourHatred: There are occasional hints in the original film that the title character is trying to get Jim to kill him in order to fulfill this trope.
13th Feb '16 9:45:04 PM MasoTey
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* UnflinchingWalk: Ryder walking away from the burning transport van in the remake.
8th Feb '16 11:24:36 PM MasoTey
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* WouldHurtAChild: Ryder massacres an entire famile. Children included.

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* WouldHurtAChild: Ryder massacres an entire famile.family. Children included.
30th Dec '15 8:23:29 PM jeffreyloonychen
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* OneSteveLimit: Averted when counting both the original film and its sequel. In the original film, one of the arresting officers, Donner, is addressed by Sergeant Starr as Jack, while in the sequel, the new hitcher's name is Jack too.
28th Dec '15 7:27:49 AM jeffreyloonychen
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* PoliceBrutality: Jim Halsey ends up on the receiving end of this due to being WronglyAccused, whether it's either being abrasively mishandled while in incarceration, having an interrogator act coldly towards him despite Jim telling him about himself (though after sending Jim away, he privately expressed to one of the arresting officers, Trooper Jack Donner, that Jim is not killer which "any fool can see that") or being a target of a vengeful {{vigilante}} RabidCop with a personal agenda to summarily execute the one responsible for the murders before finally getting shot at during a car chase by officers who are following martial law to shoot-to-kill Jim and Nash rather then just to arrest them alive, forcing them to shoot back in self defense. So does Jim and Grace in the remake.

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* PoliceBrutality: Jim Halsey ends up on the receiving end of this due to being WronglyAccused, whether it's either being abrasively mishandled while in incarceration, having an interrogator act coldly towards him despite Jim telling him about himself (though after sending Jim away, he privately expressed to one of the arresting officers, Trooper Jack Donner, that Jim is not a killer which "any fool can see that") or being a target of a vengeful {{vigilante}} RabidCop with a personal agenda to summarily execute the one responsible for the murders before finally getting shot at during a car chase by officers who are following martial law to shoot-to-kill Jim and Nash rather then just to arrest them alive, forcing them to shoot back in self defense. So does Jim and Grace in the remake.



* RabidCop: The InspectorJavert policemen who are after Jim Halsey. Also see PoliceBrutality above.

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* RabidCop: The InspectorJavert policemen who are after Jim Halsey.Halsey, especially the abrasive Donner and Dodge and the corruptly vengeful Hancock. Also see PoliceBrutality above.
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