I checked out the 1986 movie The Hitcher at the suggestion of the same coworker that suggested The River Wild and Invasion Of The Body Snatchers. This movie has a very simple premise that goes right off the rails as the movie goes on. Don't get me wrong, this was a cool 80's movie I'd heard of but never seen before. But at a certain point I just kept going “These are cartoon characters!”
It starts off with this young guy named Jim played by C. Thomas Howell who is driving a car from Chicago to San Diego. He is falling asleep at the wheel like an asshole when he spots someone hitchhiking. And that someone is John Ryder played by Rutger Hauer who is in full on crazy mode. Within moments of being in the car he whips out a knife and threatens the kid. He eventually boots his crazy ass from the car while its moving and cheers.