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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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Sanchez
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Ferrari Salesman
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Michael Buckley
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Storyline

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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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

In both cuts of the stairs chase in Neptune Mannequins building, the boom mic is visible. See more »

Quotes

Tom Beck: I'll cover you.
Lloyd Gallagher: I'd be safer if you didn't.
Tom Beck: Fine, I won't cover you.
Lloyd Gallagher: Alright, cover me.
Tom Beck: Do you want me to fucking cover you or not?
Lloyd Gallagher: I need you to cover me.
Tom Beck: Fine. I'll cover you.
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Say Good Bye
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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The best performance of MacLachlan's Career
4 October 1999 | by (california) – See all my reviews

This movie is extremely well-made for what it is. Fascinating, thought-provoking, it surprised the Hell out of me when I first saw it. This could have been a "gimmick" sci-fi movie, but it's handled deftly by the director, who I had never heard of, and by MacLachlan, who gives a terrific, sensitive, multi-layered performance.

For that matter, most of characters have real dimension to them. This movie transcends a rather bland, run-of-the-mill science fiction story with the chemistry between its characters and the snappy pacing. I like the way the themes of identity and compassion are actually explored instead of just exploited.


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