DIARY OF A TEENAGE HITCHHIKER dvd
DIRECTOR: Ted Post (Beneath the Planet of the Apes, Magnum Force, Nightkill)
STARS: Charlene Tilton ("Dallas"), Dominique Dunne, Dick Van Patten, Katherine Helmond, Christopher Knight, Katy Kurtzman, Richard Sanders, Craig T. Nelson
Tagline: "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?"
Classic made-for-TV film from the late 70's. Charlene Tilton stars as a chubby-faced California teen, working at a beachside hot dog stand, who learns the hard way that hitchhiking is a dangerous game to play. She and her friends (including Dominique Dunne) want to have their freedom to come and go as they please. But they're too young to drive - so what's a girl to do? Even the threat of a rapist / killer who picks up teen girls and leaves them dead in ditches doesn't dissuade them. Craig T. Nelson (Dominique Dunne's future Poltergeist "father") has a memorable scene as an intense driver who tries to teach Tilton a lesson. Fan's of Born Innocent and Dawn: Portrait of a Teenage Runaway will want to check this out!
*For more see: The Hitchhikers, Sarah T. / Boy Who Drank Too Much, No Prince for My Cinderella and Thumb Tripping
Fullscreen / Color
Region Free NTSC dvd-R
BLUE dvd case (above image is the front cover art)
NOTE: The below clips are Low Resolution quality for YouTube
Charlene Tilton vs Craig T. Nelson
Dominique Dunne gets a bad ride
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