R | | Action, Thriller
A young man who escapes the clutches of a murderous hitchhiker is subsequently stalked by the hitcher and framed for his crimes.
This is one of the few movies to which Roger Ebert gave zero stars. When he and Gene Siskel denounced this movie for its violence on The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson (1962), Carson asked them if they were opposed to censorship, and Ebert replied, "Of course. The film should be made, it should be shown, and it should not be attended by anybody."
Why don't you do something?... FUCKING DO SOMETHING!
In the scene where John kidnaps Nash from the motel room, Jim is in the bathroom tying his shoes having just gotten a shower, when he hears the TV come one, which is to mask the noise of Nash being kidnapped. In the short time he calls her name three times, then runs out, John has been able to drag her to a truck, set her down, disconnect the trailer, pull the truck up a bit, and tie her to it, and the police are already showing up. There wouldn't have been anywhere near enough time to do all of that.
$2,134,214 23 February 1986