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The Hitcher II: I've Been Waiting

R 2003 1h 33m Horror Mystery & Thriller List
Reviews 19% Audience Score 500+ Ratings Years after being traumatized by a hitchhiker, Jim Halsey (C. Thomas Howell) is trying to piece his life back together. After being suspended from the police force, he decides to return to Texas to speak with a friend about his problems. He reluctantly agrees to let his girlfriend, Maggie (Kari Wuhrer), join him. As they drive, Maggie lets a stranded driver (Jake Busey) into the car. Halsey becomes suspicious and kicks him out, but the stranger returns, undeterred, to wreak havoc. Read More Read Less Watch on Fandango at Home Buy Now

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Felix Vasquez Jr. Cinema Crazed I'd like to learn why anyone would bother making a lame sequel to a film that didn't need one in the first place. Feb 22, 2014 Full Review Chuck O'Leary FulvueDrive-in.com A typically dreadful direct-to-DVD sequel. Rated: 1/5 Oct 9, 2005 Full Review Emanuel Levy EmanuelLevy.Com Rated: 2/5 Oct 7, 2005 Full Review David Nusair Reel Film Reviews The Hitcher 2: I've Been Waiting is less a sequel and more a remake, except with less style and inferior production values. Rated: 1.5/4 Jan 4, 2004 Full Review Read all reviews

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Elvis D Para ser una secuela lanzada directamente a video, ha demostrado ser una digna continuación de The Hitcher. Transcurriendo varios años después de lo sucedido en la película anterior, Jim regresa para tener que lidiar con el trauma que sufre tras haber sobrevivido a John Ryder. Al menos así parece al principio porque esta es una historia que se divide en dos partes. A la primera mitad de la película tenemos a Jim y a su esposa Maggie y en la segunda mitad, la película se enfoca principalmente a Maggie. La esposa de Jim es quien se vuelve esencial para esta película y la primera mitad es solo la presentación. El nuevo asesino conocido como Jack tiene muchísimo parentesco con John Ryder, pero no hay una explicación de porque va tras Jim y Maggie o cuál es su vínculo con John Ryder. La única respuesta que se puede deducir es que Jack es un pariente de John Ryder. Es lo que se podría adivinar por el parecido que tienen y porque Jack parece conocer a Jim de algún modo. Las motivaciones de Jack parecen ser quizás la venganza de su pariente, aunque eso nunca se explica. La película no tiene mucho suspenso, pero sí tienen un gran nivel de intriga y acción con un poco de terror incluido. Replica algunas cosas de la película anterior, pero ofrece nuevos elementos que la hacen más movida. The Hitcher 2 es una muy buena secuela que logra hacerle honor a la película original y a pesar de dejar algunas dudas, logra ofrecer más de esta estupenda historia de crimen e intriga. Mi calificación final para esta película es un 9/10. Rated 4.5 out of 5 stars 07/03/24 Full Review robert p Nothing like the original Hitcher this is a failed attempt to re-do the better Movie! Rated 0.5 out of 5 stars 03/31/23 Full Review steve d Howell is underused but it works well as a standalone slasher. Rated 3 out of 5 stars 03/30/23 Full Review Audience Member Just another brick in the junk DTV wall that Universal keeps building. It tries its best to undermine the original, but it's easy enough to just ignore this one. Rated 1.5 out of 5 stars 12/24/19 Full Review cal w Very similar to the original, it's a good low-budget movie, and it has a happy ending, can't wait for the sequel Hitchhiker III Roadkill. 😆 Rated 5 out of 5 stars 03/31/23 Full Review Audience Member As a sequel to the first film, it's not entirely bad, but far below the first Hitcher with Rutger Hauer. Jim is now a bit older but he must be stupider, to even pick up another Hitch hiker! Not that this guy is scary at all. Mr Busey looks like a big, silly idiot rather than a frightening enigma as Mr Hauer was in the first. And Rutger Hauer was very handsome, which to me, is way scarier than someone like Busey who is just odd looking. I also don't like how underused Howell is in this he gets killed too quickly. Still better than the 2007 remake though with Sean Bean who IMO is useless as John Ryder. Rated 2.5 out of 5 stars 02/21/23 Full Review Read all reviews
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Synopsis Years after being traumatized by a hitchhiker, Jim Halsey (C. Thomas Howell) is trying to piece his life back together. After being suspended from the police force, he decides to return to Texas to speak with a friend about his problems. He reluctantly agrees to let his girlfriend, Maggie (Kari Wuhrer), join him. As they drive, Maggie lets a stranded driver (Jake Busey) into the car. Halsey becomes suspicious and kicks him out, but the stranger returns, undeterred, to wreak havoc.
Director
Louis Morneau
Producer
Alfred Haber, Oliver G. Hess, Kevin M. Kallberg, Charles R. Meeker
Screenwriter
Molly Meeker, Charles R. Meeker, Leslie Scharf
Production Co
TriStar Pictures
Rating
R
Genre
Horror, Mystery & Thriller
Original Language
English
Release Date (Streaming)
Dec 4, 2012
Runtime
1h 33m
Sound Mix
Surround
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