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The Hidden (1987)

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

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Brenda Lee Van Buren
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Lt. Ed Flynn
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William Boyett ...
Jonathan Miller
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Brem
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John McCann ...
Senator Holt
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Jack DeVries
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Carol Miller
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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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A new breed of criminal. See more »


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30 October 1987 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Lo oculto  »

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$9,747,988
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1.85 : 1
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Three years after Kyle MacLachlan starred in The Hidden, he originated his signature role as another youthful FBI agent, Dale Cooper, on Twin Peaks (1990), which he later reprised in the film Twin Peaks: Fire Walk with Me (1992) and the sequel series Twin Peaks (2017). See more »

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Just before Beck and the other police officers are ready to shoot at the speeding Ferrari, the camera follows the Ferrari and we see the police from Jack DeVries point of view. At the top of the hill - before Beck starts shooting - you can see a gun going off before the actual shooting starts. See more »

Quotes

Lt. John Masterson: Alhague, how do you like being human?
Unknown prisoner: [distant] Say, what?
[At this revelation, Tom Beck looks at Lloyd. Lloyd looks back]
Lloyd Gallagher: It's all right.
Lt. John Masterson: Better than being Altairian. Altairians are a filthy people. We could take over this place if we wanted. They have nothing here to stop us.
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Connections

Edited into The Hidden II (1993) See more »

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Still in Hollywood
Written by Johnette Napolitano
Performed by Concrete Blonde
Produced by Earle Mankey and Concrete Blonde
Published by Happy Hermit Music / I.R.S. Music, Inc.
Administered by Bug Music (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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