The Hitcher II: I've Been Waiting
The Hitcher II: I've Been Waiting is a 2003 American road thriller film directed by Louis Morneau and starring C. Thomas Howell, returning as Jim Halsey, Kari Wuhrer as his girlfriend Maggie, and Jake Busey as psychotic hitchhiker Jack. It is the sequel to the 1986 film The Hitcher. The film was released on direct-to-DVD in the United States on July 15, 2003.
Fifteen years after the events of The Hitcher, Jim Halsey (C. Thomas Howell) now works as a police officer. He has recently been suspended for using excessive force on a kidnapping suspect, and decides to visit retired Captain Esteridge in Texas to talk about his lingering mental issues. Jim's girlfriend, Maggie (Kari Wuhrer), who has a crop dusting business, is unaware of Jim's past and pleads to come along.
|author||Charles R. Meeker Leslie Scharf Molly Meeker|
|keywords||abandon arrest burning truck c. thomas howell crop dusting excessive force follow gas station hijack hitcher joke kamikaze kidnap kill mail carrier phone call pick up police officer posttraumatic stress disorder ptsd retire small talk tanker truck texas trap|
|producer||Alfred Haber Charles R. Meeker Kevin M. Kallberg Oliver G. Hess|
|publisher||Universal Studios Home Video|
|theme||chase direct-to-video neo-noir psychological thriller road movie sequel serial killer|