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

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A new breed of criminal. See more »

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20 October 1987 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Lo oculto  »

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$9,747,988 (USA)
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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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Early in the movie, when Tom Beck is about to shoot at DeVries speeding in a Ferrari, he throws his jacket haphazardly over his car door. In the next shot his jacket is very neatly folded over his car door. See more »

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Black Girl White Girl
Written by Stiv Bators and Brian James
Performed by The Lords of the New Church
Produced by The Lords of the New Church
Published by Illegal Songs, 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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