Trivia: The Hitcher

  • Hey, It's That Guy!: AJ Chegwidden was a police sergeant.
  • What Could Have Been: The original script ran the film equivalent of three hours and was filled with Gorn. Moments that ended up not being filmed include: Ryder slaughtering an entire family, an eyeball appearing in a hamburger (this was replaced in a finger in a plate of French fries), a graphic sex scene between 'Gal' Galveston (the girl before Nash) and Jim, and a character being decapitated. The film underwent several rewrites which removed the gorier moments. Also, Fox was to have distributed the film before TriStar Pictures took over.