Hi, I have a trauma I have been thinking about for a couple years and I decided to finally submit my memory to you in hopes someone can figure it out.
It seemed to be set in a desert area of the U.S. A teenage girl (maybe a little older) dressed in potato sacks, took care of her old father out in the middle of nowhere. But her dad dies and she is alone.
One day a city guy’s car breaks down near her desert shack, and somehow she takes him hostage, like a pet or something. That’s all I can remember except that at one point I can remember he gets cold, so she crawls in next to him to warm him. This isn’t some kind of a hostage love story. The guy is really terrorized and tries to escape. I can’t remember the outcome at all. I don’t think it was good because my feeling about my memory of this movie is that it upset me.
To the best of my recollection, it was a movie from the ’70s. I would guess early seventies, but I’m not sure.
The girl was a sort of a homely thin blond. The man she took hostage was slim and dark haired.
Can anybody remember this movie?
Thanks so much,
PS, I have been really enjoying your website since I found it a couple years ago.