One evening, Hammer gives a ride to Christina, an attractive hitchhiker on a lonely country road, who has escaped from the nearby lunatic asylum. Thugs waylay them and force his car to crash. When Hammer returns to semi-consciousness, he hears Christina being tortured until she dies. Hammer, both for vengeance and in hopes that "something big" is behind it all, decides to pursue the case.
Director: Robert Aldrich
Actors: Ralph Meeker Albert Dekker Paul Stewart Juano Hernandez Wesley Addy Marian Carr Maxine Cooper Cloris Leachman Gaby Rodgers Nick Dennis Jack Lambert Jack Elam Jerry Zinneman Leigh Snowden Percy Helton
Writers: A.I. Bezzerides