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Directed by Pasquale Festa Campanile • 1977 • Italy
Starring Franco Nero, Corinne Cléry, David Hess
While on a cross-country drive, a bitter writer (Franco Nero) and his wife (Corinne Cléry) pick up a stranded motorist (David Hess of THE LAST HOUSE ON THE LEFT infamy). But when this hitcher turns out to be a depraved psychopath, their road trip takes a vicious detour into sex and savagery where the miles are marked in mayhem and vengeance is the ultimate rule of thumb. Rarely seen in the United States, HITCH-HIKE is a shocking sleaze epic fueled by wild performances, startling violence, and a visceral score by the legendary Ennio Morricone.