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 <jcjulien@eos.ncsu.edu>

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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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$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 »


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Andrew Morenski: [drunk] Well, Ezzard, you are looking at a wanted man.
Ezzard: Hm, you don't say.
Andrew Morenski: [tapping his nose] You don't get a nose like this breaking stocks... I'm a stock broker, dammit!
[looks at his drink]
Andrew Morenski: What is in this stuff? This has a lot of proof in it. These... these high school kids - have you noticed this? - they're so, doc, am I crazy, they seem so - YOUNG!
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Crazy Credits

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


References Leave It to Beaver (1957) See more »


I Refuse
Written by Gregory Kane and Patrick Kane
Performed by Hue & Cry
Courtesy of Circa Records, Ltd.
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This movie falls into the "high school comedy" genre (like Better Off Dead and others). If you're not looking for a serious movie and are willing to suspend your disbelief, it is a lighthearted comedy and one of my personal favorites. Possibly not for the "serious critic" movie watcher, but for those looking for fun, check this one out.

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