Hitch-Hike

1977 [ITALIAN]

Action / Crime / Drama / Thriller

4
Rotten Tomatoes Audience - Upright 80%
IMDb Rating 6.9 10 2434

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Cast

Franco Nero as Walter Mancini
Corinne Cléry as Eve Mancini
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Italian 2.0
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1 hr 44 min
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Movie Reviews

Reviewed by analoguebubblebath 8 / 10

One of the best road movies.

"Hitch Hike" is one of the best road movies I have ever seen. The legendary David Hess pulls off another great performance as the brutal hitch-hiker whilst the loving couple Franco "Django" Nero and Corinne Clery as Walter and Eve make for compulsive viewing.

Involving and always engaging. Some great twists, wonderfully nasty minor individuals complete with decent characterisation make this essential for any video collection.

8/10

Reviewed by BA_Harrison 8 / 10

Thumbs up.

I abide by a simple rule when driving: never pick up a hitch-hiker, especially if he looks like David Hess. Bickering married couple Walter and Eve Mancini (Franco Nero and Corinne Cléry) do just that whilst driving cross country, quickly coming to regret offering stranded driver Adam Konitz (Hess) a lift when they discover that their passenger is in fact an escaped lunatic and armed robber who is on the run with $2m in his suitcase.

While Hess is no doubt the most loathesome character in the car, the depraved killer quickly showing his true colours, Walter and Eve are no angels either: Walter is an egostistical, drunken, misogynistic, failed reporter living off his wife's money, while Eve is something of a spoiled ***** (although Corinne Cléry's stunning beauty cuts her a lot of slack in my eyes). As the film develops, the plot takes more twists and turns than the desert backroad travelled by the trio, leading to a most unexpected conclusion. The fun is in being along for the ride, not knowing where the film will take you.

At 104 minutes, Hitch-hike is possibly a little too long, heavy on dialogue that might have benefitted from some judicious trimming, but director Pasquale Festa Campanile doesn't allow the pace to drop too much, delivering enough exploitative content at regular intervals to keep fans of '70s sleaze more than happy. Those wanting to see Hess in ultra-violent/sleazy mode will delight as he blows away two motorcycle cops (one taking a bullet to the head with bloody results), sends his gay partners-in-crime to a fiery death, and forces himself on Eve in front of a helpless Walter. And those looking for gratuitous nudity will be pleased to learn that Cléry is no shrinking violet.

A memorable score from Ennio Morricone accompanies the uncompromising action, with a happy-clappy hippy singalong song contrasting the sex and violence.

7.5 out of 10, rounded up to 8 for IMDb.

Reviewed by Leofwine_draca 5 / 10

Sleazy Italian crime

HITCH-HIKE is a moralistic Italian crime thriller with a sleazy feel that comes from the presence in the cast of David Hess, playing up to his usual sadistic LAST HOUSE ON THE LEFT persona. He plays a volatile hitch-hiker who is picked up by bickering couple Franco Nero and Corinne Clery and subsequently holds them hostage on a lengthy road trip. The film has much in common with Mario Bava's RABID DOGS but is nowhere near as good, because the story is quite depressing and the incidents depicted are more unpleasant than not. Thee's a great deal of beating and humiliation, with nudity and rape the order of the day here. Saying that, the direction is slick and there's plenty of suspense too, amid the broken characters and outbursts of sadism. I found the big twist ending to be somewhat predictable given the film's level of nihilism as a whole.

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