Robert Harmon is an American film and television director. He is best known for the 1986 horror classic The Hitcher
, starring Rutger Hauer, as well as for films like They
and Nowhere to Run
His television work is distinguished by the series of made-for-TV movies featuring fictional Paradise (Mass.) Police Chief Jesse Stone, which began with 2005's Stone Cold
, starring Tom Selleck, as well as the Emmy-nominated biopics Ike: Countdown to D-Day
(also starring Selleck) and Gotti
, starring Armand Assante.