The Hitcher II: I'Ve Been Waiting 2012 R CC

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Thrilling and tense, The Hitcher II picks up after the events that made the original film a cult classic as Jim Halsey (C. Thomas Howell) returns to the desolate stretch of West Texas road.

Starring:
Jake Busey, Kari Wuhrer
Runtime:
1 hour, 33 minutes

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Genres Thriller, Horror
Director Louis Morneau
Starring Jake Busey, Kari Wuhrer
Supporting actors C. Thomas Howell, Shaun Johnston, Marty Antonini, Darcy Dunlop, Duncan Fraser, Mackenzie Gray, Stephen Hair, Terry King, Doug MacLeod, Austen Meadows, Janne Mortil, Valerie Planche, Jim Rattai, Stephen Strachan, Randy Birch, Tom Carey, Jim Dunn, Brett Manyluk
Studio Universal Pictures
MPAA rating R (Restricted)
Captions and subtitles English Details
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8 of 10 people found the following review helpful By Matthew Skidmore on August 26, 2003
Format: DVD
With what seems like the most unnecessary sequel in recent cinema history, THE HITCHER 2: I'VE BEEN WAITING is ''finally'' here. Coming from out of nowhere, this film not only doesn't need to be made, but actually succeeds in making you know that it doesn't need to be made.
The story picks up years after the first movie closed, as Jim Halsey (played by C.Thomas Howell, who has grown up to resemble a rejected member of Motley Crue) is still haunted by the nightmare that was Rutger Hauer. He is now a veteran cop, undergoing serious stress and anxiety. In an effort to get his life back on track, he seeks out his police mentor buddy (Jeffrey DeMunn's character from the original, here played by someone else). However, to get to him, he must travel down that same stretch of road from the original movie, where he first encountered Hauer's malevolent villain.
En route, he takes his girlfriend Maggie (Kari Wuhrer in serious direct-to-video fatigue), who is blissfully unaware of Jim's past. Together, they travel down that same dusty highway, with Howell sweating and moaning about 'how they cannot stop for anything, must keep driving' etc. However, within 5 minutes of the running time, up pops Jake Busey - decked out on long black overcoat, wild blonde hair and carrying a rather big gun. Obviously, Howell flips his lid after Busey whispers in his ear 'I've been waiting for you' and then all hell breaks loose.
Well, I say 'all hell'. If you call people running away from a guy who looks about as frightening as a grinning children's entertainer at a kid's 5th birthday party, then by all means be terrified. However, I doubt it. To be fair to Busey, he is thoroughly entertaining - with his wild looks and goofy antics just about making the film bearable.
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8 of 10 people found the following review helpful By Thomas D. Christianson on February 16, 2004
Format: DVD
I guess my title of this review pretty much states the obvious,
but that's the point here. Taken on it's own merits, without the
expectations of living up to the original, this isn't really too
bad of a film. I mean, with most of the horror movies that have
come out recently {Freddy VS Jason, House Of The Dead},among
others, this one ranks quite favorably. Jake Busey may not live
up to Rutger Hauer{wouldn't it have been nice if he came back
for the sequel instead of Howell?} but he certainly out did
Robert Englund's latest effort. This does not live up to the
original Hitcher, but neither do any of the other shockers
coming out these days. I've seen the new Busey in a few bad guy
roles now. I kind of like his style. If you can't get past the
comparison with the first Hitcher,then there isn't much sense
in wasting your time with it. But if you can take it for what it
is{a horror movie of the new millenium}, it's not a bad way to
spend ninty-three minutes of your evening.
Thanks and enjoy your time,
Tom
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on May 2, 2004
Format: DVD
I cannot rate this movie without comparing it with The Hitcher, since the reason I bought it was because I am a fan of the original movie. The best thing about the first movie was the suspense and the excellent acting by both C. Thomas Howell and Hauser. This second movie is a bad rehash of the first with a lot of action and no suspense at all. There are even repeated scenes; this makes this movie a totally predictable one. The villain this time is not as mysterious as the first one and the easy way in which he escapes one time after the other is very hard to believe, as is the stupidity of everyone from the police to the new hero. C. Thomas Howell did an excellent job with the very limited part assigned to him, but this is simply a mediocre movie.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By C HAGAN on November 26, 2005
Format: DVD
Face it people, this is not T2 or The Godfather Part II, and why is there a sequel to the hitcher anyway? The first "The Hitcher" was a classic movie which was a perfect reimagining of Steven Speilberg's classic DUEL. There was no need for a sequel. The story was told, nothing more to tell. A sequel? Dragonheart fell victim for this. A sequel will just tell the story all over again. Not even C. Thomas Howell could save this movie from being a failure. All in all, not entertaining and unnecessary. Not recomended.
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7 of 9 people found the following review helpful By N. Durham HALL OF FAMEVINE VOICE on March 5, 2005
Format: DVD
Upon first look at the Hitcher 2, your first question will simply be, why? Why was this direct to video sequel to an 80's horror/suspense classic even green lighted? Who knows, but it shouldn't have been. Despite some relatively good stretches, for the most part the Hitcher 2, which retreads on the plot of the original, is a routine and predictable pot boiler. An older C. Thomas Howell returns as Jim, who is now a troubled cop trying to put his past behind him and go away for a little R&R with his girlfriend (Kari Wuhrer). Eventually, they come across a hitcher (Jake Busey) whom they pick up, and well, you know where this is going. Busey is good as a murdering psychopath who may or may not be Rutger Hauer's character from the original film, but Howell looks so bored in his brief return as Jim, and Wuhrer's acting abilities are wasted leaving her as eye candy (which isn't such a bad thing). The police force is presented here as ignorant hillbillies, a stereotype which the original Hitcher avoided, and the acting isn't anything to write home about either. Predictable until it's end, which actually does offer a few nice surprises, the Hitcher 2 is something which should have never been. Fans of the original will want to see this, but all others should avoid.
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