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The Hidden (1987)

An alien parasite with the ability to possess human bodies goes on a violent crime spree in L.A. A human cop, detective Tom Beck, and an alien cop posing as a young FBI agent Lloyd Gallagher both pursue the parasite who frequently changes his human hosts.

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Brenda Lee Van Buren
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Michael Buckley
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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 »


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30 October 1987 (USA)  »

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Lo oculto  »

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$9,747,988 (USA)
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Of all his films, director Jack Sholder says this is his favorite. See more »

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Shadow of camera car visible in first car chase. See more »

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Barbara Beck: Where did you grow up?
[Lloyd points upwards]
Barbara Beck: What is that? North?
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Referenced in Adjust Your Tracking (2013) See more »

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While the Going's Good
Written by Eddie Holland, Covington and Brian Holland
Performed by Twin Set & The Pearl
Produced by Dennis Herring
Published by Illegal Songs, Inc.
Administered by Atlantic Music Corp. (BMI)
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Buckle Up...
26 August 2004 | by See all my reviews

In the 1987 sci-fi actioner "The Hidden", an evil, body-switching alien with a taste for Ferraris, loud music, and murder is wreaking havoc. Only another alien, impersonating an FBI agent and teamed with an ordinary cop, knows how to stop it.

"The Hidden" is an irrepressible, high-spirited genre flick full of screeching car chases, sprays of bullets, and shattering glass that leaves more than a few casualties in its wake. It has alot of fun with the body-switching premise and maintains a strong sense of humor throughout. Kyle MacLachlan's performance as the unearthly FBI agent offers another great reason to watch. This is the perfect film for those in search of a rock 'em, sock 'em good time.


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