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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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Jonathan Miller
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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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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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30 October 1987 (USA)  »

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Lo oculto  »

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$9,747,988
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1.85 : 1
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Director Jack Sholder was inspired by Sidney Lumet crime films when approaching the cop scenes in this film. See more »

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

Quotes

Tom Beck: You know what bothers me about these two guys DeVries and Miller?
Lloyd Gallagher: Neither has a criminal record. They both lead normal lives until a few days ago, and now they're killing people.
Tom Beck: Do you read minds or was that just a shot in the dark?
Lloyd Gallagher: No, I read minds.
Tom Beck: Oh yeah? What was I just thinking?
Lloyd Gallagher: That I'm full of shit.
Tom Beck: Impressive.
Lloyd Gallagher: Not really. Quite simple to read.
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Your Haunted Head
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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