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Hitcher, The (1986)
The Hitcher is a 1986 thriller that follows a young man (C. Thomas Howell) who agrees to give a mysterious stranger (Rutger Hauer) a ride with horrific results. A DTV sequel, The Hitcher II: I've Been Waiting was released in 2003 with C. Thomas Howell returning and a remake was released in 2007.
The following weapons were used in the film The Hitcher:
Smith & Wesson Model 66
The Smith & Wesson Model 66 is used by several law enforcement officers. Jim Halsey (C. Thomas Howell) acquires a Smith & Wesson Model 66 off of Trooper Donner (Billy Green Bush) during his escape from the Sheriff's station.
Smith & Wesson Model 28
John Ryder (Rutger Hauer) keeps a Smith & Wesson Model 28 as his sidearm for the majority of the film.
Custom Smith & Wesson Model 629 Snub
At the end of the movie, Jim Halsey (C. Thomas Howell) grabs Captain Esteridge's (Jeffrey DeMunn) sidearm. It is a 2.5"-barreled, Mag-na-ported Smith & Wesson Model 629. A similar gun can be seen in the films Extreme Prejudice and Beverly Hills Cop. A continuity error is seen when John Ryder jumps through the windshield, Jim Halsey's 629 turns into a Smith & Wesson Model 66.
The Remington 870 is used by the State Troopers, specifically during the Highway chase. Both standard and Police Folder variants are used.
Franchi SPAS 12
A Franchi SPAS-12 is carried by the State police escorting John Ryder to the state prison. Both John Ryder and Jim Halsey use the Franchi SPAS-12 at the climax of the film.
A State trooper riding in a Helicopter fires on Jim Halsey during the Highway chase with a M16/SP1. Several of the State troopers escorting John Ryder (Rutger Hauer) are also armed with SP1s.
In addition to scenes shot in the studio, filming locations include Amboy, California, Barstow, California, Death Valley National Park in California, Imperial County, California and Lake Mead in Nevada.
The Hitcher II: I've Been Waiting