The Hitchhiker

The BEST episodes of The Hitchhiker

Every episode of The Hitchhiker ever, ranked from best to worst by thousands of votes from fans of the show. The best episodes of The Hitchhiker!

A series of thriller stories, linked only by the character of The Hitchhiker, who would introduce and close each episode in the style of Rod Serling or Alfred Hitchcock. Occasionally stories involved supernatural forces, but most plot twists stemmed only from the dark side of the human spirit. The basic principle of the series is 'what goes around comes around', because when a character chooses the dark side, they often have no chance of salvation. There are no happy endings in the realm of The Hitchhiker. Originally the Hitchhiker was cast with Nicholas Campbell, but for whatever reason Campbell was replaced with Page Fletcher. Campbell's scenes in two of the original three episodes (only the third episode still features Campbell) were later re-shot with Fletcher which, because the Hitchhiker initially had more interaction with the people in the stories, cause certain scenes to appear very choppy. The earlier season

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Face To Face
star
7.60
10 votes

#1 - Face To Face

Season 1 - Episode 6 - Aired 12/4/1984

Dr. Christopher Hamilton, an ambitious and pompous plastic surgeon, meets his challenge in Nina Russell, a patient in the process of a gender change. He shows up to surgery the next day unprepared and he completely botches up the procedure.

Directors: David Wickes
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Square Deal
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7.50
2 votes

#2 - Square Deal

Season 3 - Episode 13 - Aired 8/11/1989

Power Play
star
7.33
3 votes

#3 - Power Play

Season 3 - Episode 25 - Aired 12/9/1989

A producer's assistant meets his match when he agrees to housesit for his boss and falls for the sexy young woman who is supposed to be helping him out.

Directors: Jerry Ciccoritti
Writer: Dawn Ritchie
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When Morning Comes
star
7.29
24 votes

#4 - When Morning Comes

Season 1 - Episode 2 - Aired 11/30/1983

Bob is a married advertising executive who enjoys picking up women throughout his travels. After picking up the Hitchhiker, he runs into a beautiful blonde who he ends up spending the night with. After hearing a report on the radio that there is an escaped blonde mental patient named Ann Marie Brown on the loose who enjoys slitting men's throats, Bob becomes convinced that the woman he picked up is really the escaped mental patient, but things are not always as they seem.

Directors: Ivan Nagy
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Split Decision
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7.21
19 votes

#5 - Split Decision

Season 1 - Episode 3 - Aired 12/14/1983

John 'Jake' McElhaney will do anything to make a sale, absolutely anything. Faced with losing his job, he decides to make his next sale really count, and thinks he has it made when he signs on to work for the Packard twins, two women who have problems sharing and so split everything directly down the middle. Frances makes it clear straight away that she likes Jake, but Jake also plays up to Priscilla, hoping to not only sell the house for the two women but sell each of them homes as well. Unfortunately, the bond between the sisters is stronger than any bond they could form with him.

Directors: Ivan Nagy
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Lovesounds
star
7.07
15 votes

#6 - Lovesounds

Season 1 - Episode 4 - Aired 11/13/1984

For months, Eric Dunlap has been hard at work on a special sound system for Kurt Hoffman, a temperamental conductor who is impossible to please. During that time, he fell deeply in love with Hoffman's much younger wife, Veronica. It isn't long before Eric realises the computer he created, which only responds to him, is something special. When Veronica realises she returns Eric's feelings and the two become lovers, Hoffman learns of his wife's infidelity and exacts his revenge on the two, but Eric's creation avenges the man who gave it life.

Directors: David Wickes
The Curse
star
7.00
4 votes

#7 - The Curse

Season 1 - Episode 22 - Aired 2/25/1986

Jerry Maclachlan is the owner of a rundown apartment building who promises Serita, a tenant, that he will make repairs to the building. After he becomes involved with a strange woman Tanya, he discovers a snake tattoo on his body. Both Serita and Tanya tell him how to get rid of the snake. He realizes that the two women are the same person.

Directors: Phillip Noyce
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Hit & Run
star
7.00
2 votes

#8 - Hit & Run

Season 3 - Episode 19 - Aired 11/10/1989

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Pawns
star
7.00
3 votes

#9 - Pawns

Season 3 - Episode 26 - Aired 12/16/1989

A has-been musician who is down on his luck finally decides to pawn the only thing that means anything to him to make a few bucks, but realises that what he's sold is worth a lot more than he ever realised.

Shattered Vows
star
6.98
44 votes

#10 - Shattered Vows

Season 1 - Episode 1 - Aired 11/23/1983

A gold-digging young man marries a dowager then falls in love with her gorgeous stepdaughter.

Directors: Ivan Nagy
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Minuteman
star
6.75
4 votes

#11 - Minuteman

Season 2 - Episode 2 - Aired 2/24/1987

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Man's Best Friend
star
6.67
6 votes

#12 - Man's Best Friend

Season 1 - Episode 18 - Aired 12/10/1985

Richard Shepard is kicked out of his house by his wife Eleanor. He takes in a stray dog that begins killing off Richard's enemies. When the dog goes for Eleanor, Richard tries to keep the dog from killing the woman he loves.

Directors: Phillip Noyce
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Remembering Melody
star
6.64
14 votes

#13 - Remembering Melody

Season 1 - Episode 5 - Aired 11/27/1984

Attorney Ted Miller's world falls apart when his old friend and lover Melody shows up at his door looking for a place to stay and he mistakenly turns her down.

Ghostwriter
star
6.50
6 votes

#14 - Ghostwriter

Season 1 - Episode 19 - Aired 1/7/1986

Jeffrey Hunt will resort to anything to create a lucrative career as a novelist, even if it means faking his own death. His wife Debby believes he is dead and continues her affair with Tony, Jeffrey's editor. By the end, everyone must pay for their own deceptions.

Directors: Carl Schenkel
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Renaissance
star
6.50
2 votes

#15 - Renaissance

Season 3 - Episode 6 - Aired 7/14/1989

When the Paris underworld finds their livelihoods threatened by a developer's plans, they take action of their own to stop it.

A Whole New You
star
6.50
2 votes

#16 - A Whole New You

Season 4 - Episode 17 - Aired 2/1/1991

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Tough Guys Don't Whine
star
6.40
5 votes

#17 - Tough Guys Don't Whine

Season 4 - Episode 2 - Aired 9/28/1990

Mickey Black is a film director with everything going for him until he seduces a woman away from her gangster boyfriend. He promises her all the glory in the world, but things take a dangerous turn when her boyfriend refuses to give her up.

A Time For Rifles
star
6.38
8 votes

#18 - A Time For Rifles

Season 1 - Episode 10 - Aired 3/2/1985

Rae Bridgeman is caught up in a love triangle with her husband Lew and his best friend Joe. Lew finds out about their affair and decides on a late night hunting trip for all three of them. Instead of killing Joe, he accidentally kills Rae. In a panic, they drive away from the scene only to find themselves in a deadly accident.

Directors: David Wickes
Hard Rhyme
star
6.25
4 votes

#19 - Hard Rhyme

Season 4 - Episode 5 - Aired 10/19/1990

Writer: David Nevens
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And If We Dream
star
6.10
10 votes

#20 - And If We Dream

Season 1 - Episode 7 - Aired 1/15/1985

Todd Fields is a married high school photography teacher. One of his students, Roseanne Lucas develops a mad and obsessive crush on him. When Todd steps over the line and sleeps with her, he finds more than he ever bargained for.

Directors: Mai Zetterling
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Hootch
star
6.00
2 votes

#21 - Hootch

Season 3 - Episode 16 - Aired 9/16/1989

Living a Lie
star
6.00
1 votes

#22 - Living a Lie

Season 4 - Episode 15 - Aired 1/18/1991

Directors: Bruno Gantillon
Tourist Trap
star
6.00
1 votes

#23 - Tourist Trap

Season 4 - Episode 13 - Aired 12/14/1990

Strate Shooter
star
6.00
6 votes

#24 - Strate Shooter

Season 4 - Episode 4 - Aired 10/12/1990

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Coach
star
6.00
1 votes

#25 - Coach

Season 3 - Episode 17 - Aired 9/30/1989

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