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The Hidden (1987)

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An alien parasite with the ability to possess human bodies goes on a violent crime spree in LA, pursued by a human cop and an alien cop inhabiting a human body.

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Brenda Lee Van Buren
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Lt. John Masterson
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Jonathan Miller
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Ferrari Salesman
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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 another alien disguised as 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 killed 37 people, robbed 6 banks, 2 liquor stores, a record shop and stole 2 ferraris. Now the fun starts. It just took over a police station. See more »

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Action | Crime | Horror | Sci-Fi

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30 October 1987 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Lo oculto  »

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$9,747,988 (USA)
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Trivia

The store Brenda, as the alien, drove into was called Neptune Mannequin's. She also passes through a door that says Neptune. See more »

Goofs

Early in first chase scene, the driver side fog light cover is missing. Before the car hits the pane of glass, it's back, then gone again. See more »

Quotes

Lt. John Masterson: Alhague!
Lloyd Gallagher: Yes?
Lt. John Masterson: Before I kill you, I'm curious: how did you find me?
Lloyd Gallagher: You left an angry partner for dead on Altair.
Lt. John Masterson: A mistake.
Lloyd Gallagher: That's what it said.
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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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I Agree: Entertaining As Anything!
16 December 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I wrote the following three paragraphs and then scanned some of the reviews....only to find everyone else saying pretty much the same thing as I had written, namely that this movie is a hidden gem and enormously entertaining. Well, add my name to the list of admirers.

Here's a low-grade sci-fi/crime story that is amazingly entertaining. It's a fast- paced account of normal people taking turns being inhabited by an alien being and suddenly turning into out-of-control killing machines. It guess it kind of sounds dumb, but seeing it is better than describing it. The characters in here are wild.

Kyle MacLachlan plays his normal mid-80s strange character, a la Blue Velvet, Twin Peaks, etc. Here, he is the FBI agent....or is he?

On the first viewing I found Michael Nouri's role as too abrasive, taking away from some of the fun of viewing this, but, in future viewings he was more tolerable. What also helps this film is a little bit of humor thrown in here and there. It will probably wind up as a cult classic.


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