“The Hitcher is a brutal 1986 horror movie from director Robert Harmon that features a young C. Thomas Howell as a teen making his way across the desert transporting a car. He picks up a hitchhiker, Rutger Hauer, and Hauer promptly makes it a priority to ruin Howell’s life. This is one of the most tense films I have ever seen, and it played out so well on the big screen. Enter Youtuber Freakstorm2, who decided to re-imagine the film using a romantic song to recreate the film as if it were a romantic drama. Pretty cool re-imagining, and one has to admit that there is certainly a bit of sexual tension between Hauer & Howell… lol!” ~by Mike CCD
Director Ridley Scott and actor Harrison Ford had disagreements about the script almost from the very start. Ford hated the voiceover which Scott was proposing and he was against the idea that Deckard may be a replicant, feeling it undercut the human story of Deckard discovering his lost humanity (Rutger Hauer agreed completely with Ford on this point). According to Ford, Ridley Scott and he agreed prior to shooting that Deckard was not a replicant, but then Scott went and shot it to imply he could be, which disappointed both Ford and Hauer.