Rutger Hauer (John Ryder), C. Thomas Howell (Jim Halsey),
Jennifer Jason Leigh (Nash), Jeffrey DeMunn (Capt. Esteridge)
On a deserted Texas highway, a naïve teenager picks up a
hitchhiker, unaware that he is a maniacal, psychopathic killer who plans to implicate the young boy in his crimes.
Rutger Hauer is deliciously evil in this road movie
thriller, which occasionally suffers through being formulaic and has the odd scene which defies reasonable belief, but isn't a bad low-budget thriller from the mid-1980's. A remake was
released in 2006, starring Sean Bean as the bad guy.