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Hiding Out (1987)

PG-13  |   |  Comedy, Drama, Romance  |  6 November 1987 (USA)
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A very successful stock broker is called to court to testify against a mob boss who was into some inside trading. They hide him because of death threats. He gets caught in a gun battle and ... See full summary »


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A very successful stock broker is called to court to testify against a mob boss who was into some inside trading. They hide him because of death threats. He gets caught in a gun battle and has to flee. He ends up hiding out as a student in a high school. He has to adjust to how things have changed as a teenager. The bad guys find him and he has fight it out in the high school gym. Written by John Julien <>

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Where can a young stockbroker on the run from the mob seek refuge ? High School !! See more »


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Release Date:

6 November 1987 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Adult Education  »

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Box Office


$7,000,000 (estimated)


$7,019,441 (USA)

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1.85 : 1
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Filmed in Wilmington, North Carolina using the school name of Topsail High School. There is a real Topsail High School near Wilmington and most of the props for the school were taken from there. See more »


[various]: Annoyingly frequently. See more »


Patrick Morenski: Okay, on one end of the spectrum you've got homo, and on the other you've got hetero. Then there's me, way the fuck over here!
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Crazy Credits

The song Anchors away is played by the Topsail High School Marching band. See more »


References Evil Dead II (1987) See more »


Anchors Aweigh
Written by Charles A. Zimmerman
Performed by Topsail Junior/Senior High School Band
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6 June 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

In spite of its faults, this movie was just fun to watch. I love the scene where Max gets in an argument with the history teacher and she sends him off to the principal's high school, I had a teacher threaten to do that to me during a class discussion, so that scene really hit home! One thing that does bother me whenever I watch this movie is how bad the makeup is in the beginning when Jon Cryer was "bearded". The beard prevented him from doing much in the way of facial expressions, and it even hindered his speaking...kinda came off like a ventriloquist because he could hardly move his lips.

Fun movie though, just don't take it too seriously.

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