Ray and Gilbert's fishing trip takes a terrifying turn when the hitchhiker they pick up turns out to be a sociopath on the run from the law. He's killed before, and he lets the two know that as soon as they're no longer useful, he'll kill again. The two friends plot an escape, but the hitchhiker's peculiar physical affliction, an eye that never closes even when he sleeps, make it impossible for them to tell when they can make a break for it.The Hitch-Hiker featuring Edmond O'Brien and Frank Lovejoy is free on Tubi TV, streaming with subscription on The Criterion Channel, streaming with subscription on Kanopy, and 1 other. It's a crime and horror movie with a very high Rotten Tomatoes (critics) score of 100% and a better than average IMDb audience rating of 6.9 (5,913 votes).
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Available to watch free online (Tubi TV).
Available to stream on a subscription service (The Criterion Channel & Kanopy).
Available to rent or buy from $1.99 on 1 service (Prime Video).
Not available to stream on a TV everywhere service.
#71 Ranked in Film-Noir Movies
#312 Ranked in Female Director Movies
#442 Ranked in Movies on The Criterion Channel
The Hitch-Hiker has a very high Rotten Tomatoes (critics) score of 100% and a better than average IMDb audience rating of 6.9 (5,913 votes). The movie is somewhat popular with Reelgood users lately.