Collegiate couple Grace Andrews (Sophia Bush) and Jim Halsey (Zachary Knighton) hit the road in a 1970 Oldsmobile 442, en route to spring break , but their pleasure trip soon turns into a waking nightmare after encountering the mysterious hitchhiker John Ryder, a.k.a. The Hitcher (Sean Bean). The initial encounters with Ryder are increasingly off-putting for Grace and Jim, and they bravely fight back when he ambushes them. But they are truly blindsided when he implicates them in a horrific slaying and continues to shadow them. The open road becomes a battleground of blood and metal as, in trying to elude not only Ryder but also New Mexico State Police Lieutenant Esteridge's (Neal McDonough) officers, Grace and Jim must fight for their lives and face their fears head-on.
Sophia Bush....Grace Andrews
Zachary Knighton....Jim Halsey
Neal McDonough....Lieutenant Esteridge
Kyle Davis....Buford's Store Clerk
Skip O'Brien....Harlan Bremmer, Sr.
Travis Schuldt....Harlan Bremmer, Jr.
Danny Bolero....Officer Edwards
Jeffrey Hutchinson....Young Father
Michael J. Fisher....Transport Guard
Joseph Michael Self....Transport Guard
Kurt Grossi....Officer Franklin
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