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The Hidden (1987)

An alien parasite with the ability to possess human bodies goes on a violent crime spree in L.A. A human cop, detective Tom Beck, and an alien cop posing as a young FBI agent Lloyd Gallagher both pursue the parasite who frequently changes his human hosts.

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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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Brem
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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's only human on the outside... See more »


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30 October 1987 (USA)  »

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Lo oculto  »

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$9,747,988 (USA)
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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

A character named DeVries already appeared in "Dune" (1984), another sci-fi film also starring Kyle MacLachlan. See more »

Goofs

In the Ferrari car chase in the beginning of the movie, the Ferrari logo disappears and reappears four or five times. 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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References Dune (1984) See more »

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Bad Girl
Written by Bobby Caldwell
Performed by Mendy Lee
Produced by Bobby Caldwell
Published by New Line Cinema / SBK Music / Sin-drome Music
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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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