• Air date: 23 Nov '83 26 episodes
      The Hitchhiker is a mystery anthology series that aired from 1983 to 1987 on HBO and First Choice in Canada. The series later moved to the USA Network from 1989 to 1991.
  • List of Episodes (26)
    • 1. Shattered Vows

      23 Nov '83
      A gold-digging young man marries a dowager then falls in love with her gorgeous stepdaughter.
    • 2. When Morning Comes

      30 Nov '83
      Bob is a married advertising executive who enjoys picking up women throughout his travels. After picking up the Hitchhiker, he runs into a beautiful blonde who he ends up spending the night with. After hearing a report on the radio that there is an escaped blonde mental patient named Ann Marie Brown on the loose who enjoys slitting men's throats, Bob becomes convinced that the woman he picked up is really the escaped mental patient, but things are not always as they seem.
    • 3. Split Decision

      14 Dec '83
      John 'Jake' McElhaney will do anything to make a sale, absolutely anything. Faced with losing his job, he decides to make his next sale really count, and thinks he has it made when he signs on to work for the Packard twins, two women who have problems sharing and so split everything directly down the middle. Frances makes it clear straight away that she likes Jake, but Jake also plays up to Priscilla, hoping to not only sell the house for the two women but sell each of them homes as well.
    • 4. Lovesounds

      13 Nov '84
      For months, Eric Dunlap has been hard at work on a special sound system for Kurt Hoffman, a temperamental conductor who is impossible to please. During that time, he fell deeply in love with Hoffman's much younger wife, Veronica. It isn't long before Eric realises the computer he created, which only responds to him, is something special. When Veronica realises she returns Eric's feelings and the two become lovers, Hoffman learns of his wife's infidelity and exacts his revenge on the two, but
    • 5. Remembering Melody

      27 Nov '84
      Attorney Ted Miller's world falls apart when his old friend and lover Melody shows up at his door looking for a place to stay and he mistakenly turns her down.
    • 6. Face To Face

      04 Dec '84
      Dr. Christopher Hamilton, an ambitious and pompous plastic surgeon, meets his challenge in Nina Russell, a patient in the process of a gender change. He shows up to surgery the next day unprepared and he completely botches up the procedure.
    • 7. And If We Dream

      15 Jan '85
      Todd Fields is a married high school photography teacher. One of his students, Roseanne Lucas develops a mad and obsessive crush on him. When Todd steps over the line and sleeps with her, he finds more than he ever bargained for.
    • 8. Petty Thieves

      29 Jan '85
      Mickey is a con artist only willing to commit to one way of thinking: making the quick buck. In exchange for his life, Mickey is willing to sell his soul by giving Pearl, his girlfriend, away to drug lord, Joey Stregga. What Micky doesn't realize is that he will have to pay for selling off part of his soul.
    • 9. Videodate

      16 Feb '85
      Jack Rhodes is a salesman that attempts to wear many disguises to get what he wants: women. One day, he gets a video letter from a mysterious video-artist, Monique, who challenges him to meet her. She plays him like a fiddle and takes advantage of him. Now the tables are turned and Jeff can't escape, not even with his life.
    • 10. A Time For Rifles

      02 Mar '85
      Rae Bridgeman is caught up in a love triangle with her husband Lew and his best friend Joe. Lew finds out about their affair and decides on a late night hunting trip for all three of them. Instead of killing Joe, he accidentally kills Rae. In a panic, they drive away from the scene only to find themselves in a deadly accident.
    • 11. Man at the Window

      12 Mar '85
      An ex-drug addicted screenwriter Arthur Brown steals the life and words of Diane Hampton. Diane is struggling to maintain her marriage with her abusive jealous husband John and to keep the affair with her female lover Cathrine a secret. Arthur tips John off about Diane's affair and soon finds himself the target of John's anger.
    • 12. Hired Help

      26 Mar '85
      Kay Mason is an abusive owner of a dressmaking sweatshop. One day she is cursed by an angry worker who exclaims that she will be paid back by the devil for her actions. When Kay hires a mysterious stranger to do some odd jobs around the house, she doesn't realize that she has hired a devil in disguise.
    • 13. Murderous Feelings

      09 Apr '85
      Dr. Peter Milne, an unethical psychiatrist, abuses his position to manipulate a female patient. His mind-bending medical practices only intensify her psychosis as she can no longer distinguish reality from dream. When he finally has her act out her dreams, Dr. Peter Milne finds himself the victim of her murderous feelings.
    • 14. Nightshift

      15 Oct '85
      A ruthless nurse works at old folks' homes. Along with her boyfriend, she steals jewelry from the residents, who can do nothing to stop her. The couple gets an unpleasant surprise when her newest victim is an old man who is actually a supernatural creature that feeds on blood.
    • 15. Out of the Night

      29 Oct '85
      A young man on the run from the police takes refuge in a mysterious building where a bizarre woman, Angelica, torments him with visions of his past life while another woman tries to help him. Condemned by jeering circles of audience members, the young man is jeered on to give one final performance...only to wake up to find he is on the verge of death on an operating room table. He is at St. Angelica's Hospital, and the statue of the woman looks strangely familiar.
    • 16. The Killer

      12 Nov '85
      Meg is a paraplegic who is ignored by her family. When she finds everyone but her brother, Jonathan, dead she assumes he killed them. While trying to figure out who is responsible, what she remembers is not what she expected.
    • 17. W.G.O.D.

      26 Nov '85
      Reverend Nolan Powers is a money hungry radio evangelist preaching on the air waves about the bible. 0ff the air, he's a self-righteous greedy man. A tabloid news reporter, Sato, digs up the story about how the Reverend killed his brother, Gerald. Gerald's ghost comes back to haunt the Reverend, ruin his career and pay him back for causing his death.
    • 18. Man's Best Friend

      10 Dec '85
      Richard Shepard is kicked out of his house by his wife Eleanor. He takes in a stray dog that begins killing off Richard's enemies. When the dog goes for Eleanor, Richard tries to keep the dog from killing the woman he loves.
    • 19. Ghostwriter

      07 Jan '86
      Jeffrey Hunt will resort to anything to create a lucrative career as a novelist, even if it means faking his own death. His wife Debby believes he is dead and continues her affair with Tony, Jeffrey's editor. By the end, everyone must pay for their own deceptions.
    • 20. O.D. Feelin'

      28 Jan '86
      Rat witnesses a group murder among feuding drug dealers, steals the drugs from the dead bodies and leaves the scene of the crime. The Wise Man and The Fool find her laying dead and take the package of cocaine. Unbeknownst to all of them, Mr. Big, the original owner, sends his henchmen out to retrieve it at any cost.
    • 21. Dead Man's Curve

      11 Feb '86
      Claudia now a famous novelist, returns home for her high school reunion and opens old wounds in Lee, the sheriff. Claudia finds out that Lance, her town-appointed escort, is really the son of a former high school boyfriend who blames her for his father's death. Fighting over her, Lance and Lee replay the fateful event that killed Lance's father, but this time, it is the sheriff who loses his life to Dead Man's Curve.
    • 22. The Curse

      25 Feb '86
      Jerry Maclachlan is the owner of a rundown apartment building who promises Serita, a tenant, that he will make repairs to the building. After he becomes involved with a strange woman Tanya, he discovers a snake tattoo on his body. Both Serita and Tanya tell him how to get rid of the snake. He realizes that the two women are the same person.
    • 23. True Believer

      11 Mar '86
      A non-believer in the supernatural, Detective Frank Sheen must investigate a priest's suspicious suicide. Upon questioning Father Dowling he learns that the convent is demonically possessed. Unbeknownst to the detective, the site used to be a convent that closed down when a Sister Theresa committed suicide. After one night in the place, he soon begins having his own suicidal feelings.
    • 24. Last Scene

      25 Mar '86
      Alex, a former actor, tries to prove his abilities as a first-time director. In his first film he must deal with a first-time actress, Leda Bidell. When Leda realizes his scheme, she enacts the last scene with him in reality and instills in him a fear that haunts him for the rest of his life.
    • 25. Man of Her Dreams

      08 Apr '86
      Jill McGuiness is a lonely daydreaming bank officer who constantly fantasizes about her dream lover. When she dreams about murders and finds that they actually happened, she is unable to distinguish dream from reality. When she finally meets Mr. Right, Jim, she snaps out of her dream world and catches him.