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The Hidden (1987)

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An alien is on the run in America, it kills everything and uses the body to hide itself. This alien has a goal in life: Power. Hotly pursued by alien, lots of innocent people die in the chase.

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An alien is on the run in America. To get his kicks, it kills anything that gets in its way, and uses the body as a new hiding place. This alien has a goal in life; power. Hotly pursued by another alien (who's borrowed the body of a dead FBI agent), lots of innocent people die in the chase. Written by Rob Hartill

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alien | police | hospital | chase | fbi | See more »

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A new breed of criminal. See more »

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20 October 1987 (USA)  »

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The Hidden  »

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$9,747,988 (USA)
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Trivia

Claudia Christian (Brenda the stripper) likes to tell two stories about her experience in this film. First is the design of her wardrobe: the producers found her breasts visually inadequate, and so designed her costumes to emphasize her buttocks instead. Second is her eye injury: the material exploding from a prop gun scratched her cornea painfully. Because of this, whenever she had to fire a prop gun on Babylon 5 (1994) she would instinctively turn her face away when pulling the trigger, even though this was unnecessary because the Babylon 5 prop guns did not really fire, as all visual effects were to be added in later. See more »

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Masterson's M72 LAW rocket would not have exploded so soon after leaving the launch tube. By design, the LAW rocket must travel 10 meters before arming itself. If it strikes a target closer than 10 meters, it will not detonate. See more »

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Tom Beck: What the hell is that?
Sanchez: A flame-thrower man, can you believe it? Patrol picked this up off some homeboy on the street.
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Written by Hunters & Collectors
Performed by Hunters & Collectors
Produced by Gavin MacKillop and Hunters & Collectors
Published by Human Frailty / I.R.S. Music, Inc.
Administered by Atlantic Music Corp. (BMI)
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On my all-time top 50 list
29 July 1999 | by (Birmingham, Alabama) – See all my reviews

The Hidden is an unknown gem of a movie. That it's sci-fi probably kept its popularity down, but it's one of the best sci-fi films ever.

Michael Nouri proves once again that he deserves every leading man role he gets, and the ever quirky Kyle MacLachlan is at the top of his weird form.

Highly recommended for an evening of unexpected fun.


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