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The Hidden (1987)

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Law abiding people suddenly become violent criminals. A cop and an FBI agent race for answers in this sci-fi thriller.

Director:

Jack Sholder

Writer:

Jim Kouf (as Bob Hunt)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Kyle MacLachlan ... Lloyd Gallagher
Michael Nouri ... Tom Beck
Claudia Christian ... Brenda Lee Van Buren
Clarence Felder ... Lt. John Masterson
Clu Gulager ... Lt. Ed Flynn
Ed O'Ross ... Cliff Willis
William Boyett ... Jonathan Miller
Richard Brooks ... Sanchez
Larry Cedar ... Brem
Katherine Cannon ... Barbara Beck
John McCann ... Senator Holt
Chris Mulkey ... Jack DeVries
Lin Shaye ... Carol Miller
James Luisi ... Ferrari Salesman
Frank Renzulli ... Michael Buckley
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Storyline

An alien parasite with the ability to possess human bodies goes on a violent crime spree in LA, committing dozens of murders and robberies. In pursuit of the extraterrestrial criminal is an FBI agent, and the local officer investigating the rash of violence. As they close in on the vicious intruder, the city faces a brutal threat like no other it has ever encountered. Written by Anonymous

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It's only human on the outside... See more »


Certificate:

R | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

30 October 1987 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Lo oculto See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$2,492,618, 1 November 1987

Gross USA:

$9,747,988

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$9,747,988
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

Director Jack Sholder was inspired by Sidney Lumet crime films when approaching the cop scenes in this film. See more »

Goofs

In both cuts of the stairs chase in Neptune Mannequins building, the boom mic is visible. See more »

Quotes

Tom Beck: Doesn't anyone say please any more?
Lloyd Gallagher: Please.
Tom Beck: How can I refuse?
Lloyd Gallagher: You can't.
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Weapons of Love
Performed by The Truth
Written by Dennis Greaves / Mick Lister
Published by Illegal Songs, Inc.
Administered by Atlantic Music Corp. (BMI)
Produced by Dennis Herring
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HAS EVERYONE FORGOTTEN THE WRITER
18 April 2002 | by leevmlafn1See all my reviews

In the few comments I read about this movie, everyone keeps saying it's too bad Jack Sholder didn't make more good ones like this. Perhaps he didn't have as good a script as this one had!

I haven't seen Sholder's other work, at least I don't think I have as I haven't looked at his credits, but it would seem that the script by Jim Kouf may have had something to do with THE HIDDEN being a quality movie? After all, Sholder's name doesn't appear as the writer!!!!

And it's always been said that a good director can make a terrific movie with a good script, because it inspires him/her, but not even a good director can make something from a bad script.

I liked this movie when i first saw it and every time it's on I try and catch what I can of it.

Someone also said this is a "leave your brain at the door" type movie. I don't think so because this movie lets you guess what's happening without explaining everything or hitting you over the head with superfluous dialogue; it doesn't insult your intelligence, and I thank both the writer and director for that.


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