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Hide in Plain Sight (1980)

PG | | Drama | 21 March 1980 (USA)
This was based on a true story. About a man (Caan) who discovers that his ex-wife has disappeared along with their children. It seems that her new boyfriend works for some criminals. After ... See full summary »

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This was based on a true story. About a man (Caan) who discovers that his ex-wife has disappeared along with their children. It seems that her new boyfriend works for some criminals. After being arrested, the government offers to let him enter the newly developed Witness Protection Program in exchange for testifying against his employers. His bosses instruct him to marry his girlfriend so that she can't testify against him, they promise that they will take care of her. When he learns that his cohorts have done nothing to aid his family while in jail, he accepts the government's offer. So, he and his wife and her children enter the program. Now her ex-husband goes to a lawyer because he wants to sue the government for keeping him away from his children. Written by <rcs0411@yahoo.com>

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In June 1947, the U.S. Department of Justice abducted this man's children. If the same thing happened to your kids, how would you get them back?

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(At around fifteen minutes) The newscast Tommy (James Caan) sees in the bar, is Buffalo legend Irv Weinstein. Weinstein was the anchorman for WKBW Eyewitness News (Channel 7) for thirty-four years from 1964 to 1998. See more »

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Referenced in Dinner for Five: Episode #2.10 (2003) See more »

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A refreshing & genuine drama
19 October 2000 | by See all my reviews

Now, I'm a big fan of car chases and big action, and I do love style for style's sake. But it's getting so it's hard to find anything but these things, even in a 'small' dramatic movie. This movie is quite genuine, it's got that 70's slower pace - a very natural build-up of the drama. James Caan's direction is clean and clever, and he plays that working class good man so well. The story is well handled, especially considering that it's based on true events, and without the overbearing score or dramatic character or situational embellishments that this film would have if it was made today. So refreshing.


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