The Hitchhiker

HBO (ended 1991)




Episode Guide

    • Cruelest Cut
      Cruelest Cut
      Season 3 - Episode 22
      Men in the city are being knifed by a prostitute who wears all black. Sterling Jenkins is a hard-hearted prostitute who, despite herself, is intrigued when an attractive man named Jason asks for help in fixing his car. Although she tries to rebuff the sensitive man, Sterling allows herself to believe Jason when he tells her that he's fallen for her. It is only afterward that she realises appearances can be deceiving.moreless
    • W.G.O.D.
      Season 1 - Episode 17
      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 Powers killed his brother, Gerald. Gerald's ghost comes back to haunt him, ruin his career and pay him back for causing his death.moreless
    • Minuteman
      Season 2 - Episode 2
      A man obsessed with order encounters trouble on a road trip to Sunnyvale with his wife.
    • Ghostwriter
      Season 1 - Episode 19
      Jeffrey Hunt is willing to do anything to make a name for himself -- even die. But after Jeffrey fakes his own death, his wife Debby, believing her husband has gone on, continues his affair with his agent, Tony Lynch, only to learn that her husband is alive and well and that, if she wants to profit, she needs to get rid of him for real. Unfortunately, everyone must pay for their roles in Jeffrey's deception.moreless
    • True Believer
      True Believer
      Season 1 - Episode 23
      Detective Frank Sheen doesn't believe in the supernatural, and doesn't expect much when he goes in to investigate the mysterious suicide of a priest. Father Dowling claims the area is demonically possessed. Frank has no idea there used to be a convent located there, which closed after one of the nuns committed suicide. The more time he spends there, though, the more suicidal his thoughts become.moreless
    • Strate Shooter
      Strate Shooter
      Season 4 - Episode 4
      Johnny Mattel thinks only about himself. He keeps himself busy stealing, sleeping around, and generally doing whatever he wants to do. After meeting a beautiful young woman at a bar, he becomes obsessed with a television show, Strate Shooter, and is determined to 'rescue' the young woman. Nothing is as it seems though, which Johnny soon learns after he manages to get the young woman out of the house and back to his father's home.moreless
    • And If We Dream
      And If We Dream
      Season 1 - Episode 7
      Todd Fields is a married high school photography teacher and 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.
    • Square Deal
      Square Deal
      Season 3 - Episode 13
      A con artist finds out that sometimes there are limits as to how far one can go.
    • Hit & Run
      Hit & Run
      Season 3 - Episode 19
      A pedestrian dies in a hit and run and his killer can't put it out of his mind.
    • Out of the Night
      Out of the Night
      Season 1 - Episode 15
      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.moreless
    • Man's Best Friend
      Man's Best Friend
      Season 1 - Episode 18
      When Richard Shepard is kicked out of his house by his wife Eleanor, he stays at a friend's place and 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.
    • Nightshift
      Season 1 - Episode 14
      A ruthless nurse works at old folks' home and 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.
    • When Morning Comes
      When Morning Comes
      Season 1 - Episode 2
      Bob is a married advertising executive who enjoys picking up women throughout his travels. After picking up a 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.moreless
    • Cabin Fever
      Cabin Fever
      Season 2 - Episode 13
      A mysterious man hooks up with a husband and wife and he and the wife cook up a scheme to teach her husband a lesson until things backfire.
    • Phantom Zone
      Phantom Zone
      Season 3 - Episode 11
      A secret involving a long ago scandal with his friends causes trouble for a recent university graduate as he prepares to marry the woman of his dreams.
    • Dark Wishes
      Dark Wishes
      Season 3 - Episode 3
      A mentally disturbed nurse concocts an elaborate plan to poison a woman so that she can steal her husband from her.
    • In the Name of Love
      In the Name of Love
      Season 2 - Episode 8
      A hitwoman meets up with a handsome stranger in a vacation resort only to have romance lead to betrayal.
    • Spinning Wheel
      Spinning Wheel
      Season 3 - Episode 12
      A young performance artists tries to move forward, but is consumed with a series of disturbing nightmares.
    • Perfect Order
      Perfect Order
      Season 2 - Episode 1
      Photographer Simon Hopper is considered a genius in the art world, but the demands for his models are always insanely hard to meet. Christina will do anything to be the model in his next project. But when she does get her chance, it turns out that Simon has raised the bar to a new level.moreless
    • Lovesounds
      Season 1 - Episode 4
      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 Eric's creation avenges the man who gave it life.moreless
    • Shattered Vows
      Shattered Vows
      Season 1 - Episode 1
      Jeff Boder marries a much older woman to get at her fortune, but finds himself falling for her beautiful step-daughter. He uses a mysterious statuette he received from his grandmother to get rid of his wife, only to find that he must also pay the consequences for his actions.
    • Dead Man's Curve
      Dead Man's Curve
      Season 1 - Episode 21
      When famous novelist Claudia returns home for her high school reunion, it reopens old wounds in Lee, the local sheriff. Claudia learns that Lance, her town-appointed escort, is the son of a former high school boyfriend -- and he blames her for his father's death. Lance and Lee fight over Claudia and replay the fateful event that took the life of Lance's father, only this time Lee is the victim of the Dead Man's Curve.moreless
    • The Legendary Billy B.
      The Legendary Billy B.
      Season 2 - Episode 7
      Jane is a sleazy tabloid reporter willing to dig up anything on someone just to ruin their lives and get her a story. One night, her photographer gets her interested in Billy Baltimore, a musician who supposedly died back in the 70's but is rumored to be living in their area. But soon Jane realizes that when you enter someone's life, you should always make sure there's an exit.moreless
    • Shadow Puppets
      Shadow Puppets
      Season 3 - Episode 5
      A psychologist with a twisted bent takes the wrong track with a disturbed patient and learns that sometimes it's dangerous to play games.
    • Hootch
      Season 3 - Episode 16
      Things start to go wrong when a greedy woman decides to kick out her brother, a Vietnam war veteran.
    • In Living Colour
      In Living Colour
      Season 3 - Episode 2
      After photographer Eric Coleman takes pictures of an elderly woman's suicide, he takes on a new assistant named Madeleine, who may have a deeper connection to the dead woman than he could ever guess.
    • Face To Face
      Face To Face
      Season 1 - Episode 6

      Dr. Christopher Hamilton, an ambitious and pompous plastic surgeon, meets his challenge in Nina Russell, a patient in the process of a gender change. But when he shows up to surgery the next day unprepared, he completely botches up the procedure.

    • Man at the Window
      Man at the Window
      Season 1 - Episode 11
      Ex-addict and 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 Catherine a secret. Arthur tips John off about Diane's affair and soon finds himself the target of John's anger.moreless
    • Coach
      Season 3 - Episode 17
      A coach's players learn more about his track record with other teams when his sadistic tendancies make themselves known.
    • The Curse
      The Curse
      Season 1 - Episode 22
      Jerry MacLachlan promises Serita, one of the tenants, that he will make repairs to the building, but the cost soon becomes too much for him. After Jerry becomes involved with the exotic Tanya he discovers a snake tattoo on his body. Both Serita and Tanya advise him on how to get rid of the tattoo, and he realises they're the same person.moreless
    • Dead Heat
      Dead Heat
      Season 2 - Episode 3
      Luther is an eccentric sculptor who has no problem putting his models through the wringer -- literally. When Cal breaks into his house one night, Luther sets him up to model with spunky blonde Arielle. When the two try to break free, Luther makes sure they find out that no one ever walks away from him.moreless
    • Together Forever
      Together Forever
      Season 3 - Episode 10
      A woman can't get past the thought that her husband is unfaithful, and it begins to rule her life.
    • 3615 Code-Liz
      3615 Code-Liz
      Season 3 - Episode 8
      A jealous husband finds himself at the mercy of a computer answering service.
    • Man of Her Dreams
      Man of Her Dreams
      Season 1 - Episode 25
      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 just in time.moreless
    • Petty Thieves
      Petty Thieves
      Season 1 - Episode 8
      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 Mickey doesn't realize is that he will have to pay for selling off part of his soul.moreless
    • A Time For Rifles
      A Time For Rifles
      Season 1 - Episode 10
      Lew Bridgeman and Joe Caldwell are Vietnam vets and best friends. But when Joe has an affair with Rae, Lew finds out and a night of deer hunting turns deadly.
    • Made For Each Other
      Made For Each Other
      Season 2 - Episode 9
      Two killers briefly become friends.
    • Trust Me
      Trust Me
      Season 4 - Episode 9
      A con man who preys on wealthy, older women soon learns that one day everyone must pay the piper.
    • Why Are You Here?
      Why Are You Here?
      Season 2 - Episode 4
      A tabloid reporter hooks up with a hot young woman he meets at a club only to be drawn into a world of drugs and debauchery.
    • Made In Paris
      Made In Paris
      Season 4 - Episode 16
      A boss who does nothing for his employees soon finds himself the victim of their black magic.
    • My Enemy
      My Enemy
      Season 3 - Episode 24
      Hollywood actress Jane Ambergris is so desperate to escape what her life has become she creates a new identity for herself, but it isn't long before she finds out that the person she tries to become is far worse than the person she is leaving behind.
    • Her Finest Hour
      Her Finest Hour
      Season 3 - Episode 9
      Cheryl and Bruno are con artists who believe the world owes them something. When they face homelessness because the building they live in is about to be torn down, they find a new mark, Emilie Langlois, an old woman with a failing memory. Their goal is to take over Mrs. Langlois' home, but they soon realise that some memories are best left forgotten.moreless
    • The Cruelest Cut
      The Cruelest Cut
      Season 5 - Episode 22
      A rash of so-called "John" killings by an angry hooker provides the backdrop to a story about a suave, sensitive man who befriends a street-tough prostitute. After much resistance, she finally gives in to his charm and starts to fall in love.
    • Best Shot
      Best Shot
      Season 2 - Episode 11
    • Pawns
      Season 3 - Episode 26
      A has-been musician who is down on his luck finally decides to pawn the only thing that means anything to him to make a few bucks, but realises that what he's sold is worth a lot more than he ever realised.
    • The Verdict
      The Verdict
      Season 3 - Episode 18
      If Jennifer can convict Manuel Ortega in the drive-by shooting deaths of five people, she will have thirty-six convictions in a row. Unfortunately, there is little to no evidence against Manuel, and Jennifer is willing to do anything necessary, even break the law, to put him behind bars.
    • Garter Belt
      Garter Belt
      Season 3 - Episode 4
      A politician finds his life and his career in jeopardy when people start to find out about the dins in his past.
    • Power Play
      Power Play
      Season 3 - Episode 25
      A producer's assistant meets his match when he agrees to housesit for his boss and falls for the sexy young woman who is supposed to be helping him out.
    • Renaissance
      Season 3 - Episode 6
      When the Paris underworld finds their livelihoods threatened by a developer's plans, they take action of their own to stop it.
    • Dying Generation
      Dying Generation
      Season 3 - Episode 23
      After the suicide of their friend Katie, Adam Ross and Stephanie Duvall are faced with their own mortality. They learn from a friend, Brian, that he believes Katie was murdered, and that it had something to do with a fortune teller she had gone to see. Adam and Stephanie visit the same fortune teller, a woman who has let herself become so bitter she taints the life of everyone she comes in contact with.moreless
    • Videodate
      Season 1 - Episode 9
      Jack Rhodes is a salesman who wears many disguises to get what he wants: women. One day, he gets a video letter from a mysterious woman, Barbara, who challenges him to meet her. She plays him like a fiddle and takes advantage of him. Now the tables are turned and he can't escape, not even with his life.moreless
    • Homebodies
      Season 2 - Episode 5
      Two escaped convicts hide out in a model home that just happens to be occupied and while the one, a true psychopath, wants to get rid of the inhabitants of the house, the younger one is torn between loyalty toward his 'brother' and saving innocent lives.
    • The Killer
      The Killer
      Season 1 - Episode 16
      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.
    • Remembering Melody
      Remembering Melody
      Season 1 - Episode 5
      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 makes the mistake of turning her down.
    • Windows
      Season 4 - Episode 10
      After spending all of his time with his paintings, an artist begins to believe that his art and life are melding together.
    • Last Scene
      Last Scene
      Season 1 - Episode 24
      Alex, a former actor, tries to prove his abilities as a first-time director and 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.moreless
    • Joker
      Season 2 - Episode 10
      Peter believes that the way to win a girl's heart is have a good sense of humor. But when he tries to win back the love of his ex-wife using only pranks and elaborate setups, he learns that sometimes laughter doesn't make everything better.
    • Doctor's Orders
      Doctor's Orders
      Season 2 - Episode 6
      Jake Purly is campaigning on a platform to rid the world of pornography, but after his brother is discovered making a pornographic film, the press is suddenly beating down Jake's door. To make matters worse, the actress in the film opens a flood gate of memories that Jake would rather not remember.moreless
    • Studio 3X
      Studio 3X
      Season 3 - Episode 20
      When a television journalist's private fantasies start appearing in pornographic videos, there is a fine line between fantasy and reality.
    • The Martyr
      The Martyr
      Season 3 - Episode 1
      Deirdre manipulates Jacques into killing her wealthy older husband for her after getting his attention by pretending to be blind, but soon realises that things don't work out the way she planned when Jacques will not go away.
    • Secret Ingredient
      Secret Ingredient
      Season 2 - Episode 12
      Chris can sell anything to anyone, but when he meets Belinda he soon realises he has met his match.
    • Working Girl
      Working Girl
      Season 4 - Episode 11
      After a housewife shoots her philandering husband, she goes after the other woman.
    • Tough Guys Don't Whine
      Tough Guys Don't Whine
      Season 4 - Episode 2
      Mickey Black is a film director with everything going for him until he seduces a woman away from her gangster boyfriend. He promises her all the glory in the world, but things take a dangerous turn when her boyfriend refuses to give her up.
    • Toxic Shock
      Toxic Shock
      Season 4 - Episode 6
      After years of illegal dumping, the poison's in the land start to leech into the mind.
    • Fading Away
      Fading Away
      Season 4 - Episode 1
      When an ex-marine realises he is all on his own, he becomes convinced that he's on a dangerous mission and has been abandoned by his commanding officers.
    • Fashion Exchange
      Fashion Exchange
      Season 3 - Episode 15
      A designer struggles to maintain control after the suicide of one of his models.
    • Part of Me
      Part of Me
      Season 3 - Episode 14
      All isn't well in the hamburger world when a restauranteur learns that not everything is easy.
    • The Homecoming
      The Homecoming
      Season 6 - Episode 14
      A neo-fascist's rise to power is undermined by his growing paranoia that his checkered past will be exposed.
    • One Last Prayer
      One Last Prayer
      Season 1 - Episode 26
      Miranda and Sean are two desperate songwriters trying to make a career in the record business. When record executive Robbie shows interest in one of their songs, they think they are on their way. Miranda becomes a ruthless businesswoman and must face the alter ego she has created for the video.moreless
    • Living a Lie
      Living a Lie
      Season 4 - Episode 15
      When a bartender takes a stolen shopping card on a shopping spree he realises that sometimes the best life to live ... is one's own.
    • Hard Rhyme
      Hard Rhyme
      Season 4 - Episode 5
      A teacher steals the writings of an inmate in a class he's teaching at prison, but he'll soon learn that all criminals have to pay the price.
    • Split Decision
      Split Decision
      Season 1 - Episode 3
      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. Unfortunately, the bond between the sisters is stronger than any bond they could form with him.moreless
    • Striptease
      Season 3 - Episode 21
      Two loners encounter each other and each believes they have found their soulmate.
    • A Function of Control
      A Function of Control
      Season 4 - Episode 8
      After an office manager accidentally kills the boss's wife, she has to find a way to cover up the murder and keep herself out of jail.
    • Hired Help
      Hired Help
      Season 1 - Episode 12
      Kay Mason is the 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.moreless
    • A Whole New You
      A Whole New You
      Season 4 - Episode 17
      A man in Witness Protection becomes more and more paranoid that he'll be found, and goes to a plastic surgeon to change his face.
    • White Slaves
      White Slaves
      Season 4 - Episode 12
      Two men kidnap a young woman for a night out in Paris.
    • The Miracle of Alice Ames
      The Miracle of Alice Ames
      Season 3 - Episode 7
      A bogus preacher who has been making a living out of fake miracles and the young girls he forces into prostitution finds his livelihood threatened when a real miracle takes place and one of his girls develops the stigmata.
    • New Dawn
      New Dawn
      Season 4 - Episode 7
      An adulterer faces a murder frame-up when his wife becomes tired of his catting around.
    • O.D. Feelin'
      O.D. Feelin'
      Season 1 - Episode 20
      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.moreless
    • New Blood
      New Blood
      Season 4 - Episode 20
      An actress proves that she is willing to do anything for a shot at the big time.
    • Tourist Trap
      Tourist Trap
      Season 4 - Episode 13
      A Parisien con artist meets his match and learns that there is no such thing as the perfect con.
    • Murderous Feelings
      Murderous Feelings
      Season 1 - Episode 13
      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 dreams. When he finally has her act out her dreams, Dr. Milne finds himself the victim of her murderous feelings.
    • Riding the Nightmare
      Riding the Nightmare
      Season 4 - Episode 3
      A woman obsessed with climbing the professional ladder eliminates her romantic rival much the same way she would eliminate a business rival.
    • Offspring
      Season 4 - Episode 18
      A meek and mild-mannered young man allows his mother to dictate life to him and embarrass him, until he finally snaps.
    • Secrets
      Season 4 - Episode 19
      A cuckolded husband is the victim of a murder-for-insurance-money scheme at the hands of his wife and her lover.
    • Miracle of Alice Ames
      Miracle of Alice Ames
      Season 5 - Episode 7
      A bogus preacher preys on the misfortune of homeless women, leading them toward prostitution under the guise of spreading the word of "brotherly love".
    • Homecoming
      Season 4 - Episode 14
      A neo-fascist cannot relax because he cannot forget about his past.
    • Killer
      Season 3 - Episode 3
      A family mansion becomes a horror chamber for a beautiful young invalid when she is stalked by a ruthless killer.