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Diary of a Teenage Hitchhiker (1979)

Teenage Julie Thurston has no wheels, so she hitchhikes to get around. Unfortunately, a psychopath is roaming the highways, picking up young girls and raping them.

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Ted Post
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Dominique Dunne ... Cathy Robinson
Dick Van Patten ... Herb Thurston
Katherine Helmond ... Elaine Thurston
James Carroll Jordan ... Ron Leland
Katy Kurtzman ... Trish Thurston
Christopher Knight ... Nick
Brad David ... Wayne (as Brad David Stockton)
Charlene Tilton ... Julie Thurston
Karlene Crockett Karlene Crockett ... Dana
Shelly Batt Shelly Batt ... Francine (as Shelley Batt)
Alain Patrick Alain Patrick ... Claude
Richard Sanders ... Mr. Fogarty
Patricia Smith ... Marion Burke
Jack Rader ... Sean Burke
Noelle North Noelle North
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Teenage Julie Thurston has no wheels, so she hitchhikes to get around. Unfortunately, a psychopath is roaming the highways, picking up young girls and raping them.

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The girl by the side of the road. You've seen her standing there. Thumb out. Smiling. There are thousands like her all over America. And you've heard about what happens to some of them when they get in the wrong car. This movie is about one of these kids. And about her family. But it could be about your family. Where is your daughter tonight?

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

21 September 1979 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Autostop - Einbahnstraße in den Tod See more »

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Production Co:

The Shpetner Company See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Charlene Tilton hitches a ride into danger!
30 July 2001 | by thomandybishSee all my reviews

Apparently, Charlene Tilton's turn on DALLAS had garnered her enough attention that somebody felt it permissible to give her a starring vehicle of her own, this luridly titled teleflick about teenagers who flirt with danger by accepting rides from strangers. Charlene is a teen with artistic ambitions who doesn't have her own wheels. Neither do most of her girlfriends. In order to get around, they all resort to hitching. Unfortunately for them, there's a sicko roaming the highways, picking up young girls and raping them. Guess who picks Miss Charlene up in the last reel . . . Not really a suspense movie, just a little melodrama that wraps the hitchhiking theme around the usual psychodrama and character development that usually fills these movies. The acting isn't bad, but the movie wasn't intended as anything more than a movie of the week.


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