The Hitchhiker - Season 1

HBO (ended 1991)




Episode Guide

  • One Last Prayer
    One Last Prayer
    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
  • Man of Her Dreams
    Man of Her Dreams
    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
  • Last Scene
    Last Scene
    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
  • True Believer
    True Believer
    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
  • The Curse
    The Curse
    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 Man's Curve
    Dead Man's Curve
    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
  • O.D. Feelin'
    O.D. Feelin'
    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
  • Ghostwriter
    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
  • Man's Best Friend
    Man's Best Friend
    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.
  • W.G.O.D.
    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
  • The Killer
    The Killer
    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.
  • Out of the Night
    Out of the Night
    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
  • Nightshift
    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.
  • Murderous Feelings
    Murderous Feelings
    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.
  • Hired Help
    Hired Help
    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
  • Man at the Window
    Man at the Window
    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
  • A Time For Rifles
    A Time For Rifles
    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.
  • Videodate
    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
  • Petty Thieves
    Petty Thieves
    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
  • And If We Dream
    And If We Dream
    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.
  • Face To Face
    Face To Face
    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.

  • Remembering Melody
    Remembering Melody
    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.
  • Lovesounds
    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
  • Split Decision
    Split Decision
    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
  • When Morning Comes
    When Morning Comes
    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
  • Shattered Vows
    Shattered Vows
    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.