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1986

The Hitcher (1986)

The Hitcher (1986)

The Hitcher    21 Feb 1986

R 97 minReleased

7.3
IMDB: 7.3/10 206 votes

The entire film hinges on Ryder’s sadism towards Halsey, with him relishing in delight whenever Halsey stumbles upon one of his traps. It is here that Rutger Hauer succeeds brilliantly where most actors imagined in that role fail. He portrays Ryder as a sinister, brooding bat out of hell, a monstrous demon that takes pleasure in killing people and has a shit-eating grin whenever he sees fear in Halsey’s eyes. He taunts the young man into stopping his acts of ...

Raw Deal (1986)

Raw Deal (1986)

Raw Deal    06 Jun 1986

R 106 minReleased

5.5
IMDB: 5.5/10 240 votes

The plot isn’t exactly riveting. In fact, it doesn’t even make sense. Schwarzenegger is used to infiltrate the mob. Couldn’t the FBI find someone more inconspicuous than a 6’2 booming Austrian bodybuilder? And yet, I wouldn’t have had it any other way. Because then it probably wouldn’t have led to a trail of death and destruction (not that Arnie’s profile was the giveaway) and it could’ve been, y’know… boring. I’d rather have a good ...