Contributed by: Steven Murray
The Hitcher was listed as one of the top ten most homoerotic films, and if you look at several scenes it does seem that Hauer's character is in love with Powell's:
1. The scene where the Hitcher puts his knife by Jim's groin and the police officer calls them 'lover-boys.'
2. The scene in which Hauer licks the two coins and places them on Jim's eye's in the cafe.
3. The Hitcher actually killing Jim's love interest, Jennifer Jason Leigh.
4. At the end when Jim spits in Hauer's face, he licks it off, and just before this he takes Jim's hand in his own.
5. At one point in the film the Hitcher blows Jim a kiss.
"Good guy or bad guy, hero or anti-hero; doesn't matter to me, what role I play, only the characters have something magical." (Rutger Hauer)