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Hiding Out (1987)

PG-13 | | Comedy, Drama, Romance | 6 November 1987 (USA)
A stockbroker on the run from the mob decides to hide out from them by enrolling as a student in high school.

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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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6 November 1987 (USA)  »

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$7,000,000 (estimated)

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$7,019,441 (USA)
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Trivia

Roy Orbison was asked to record a duet with 'KD lang' for this movie of his hit song "Crying". See more »

Goofs

Outside the school, Andrew bums a cigarette off a student and then asks for a light, which the student refuses to give him. A short time later, inside the school, he pulls a lighter from his pocket to light the same cigarette. See more »

Quotes

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 »

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References Mad Max (1979) See more »

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Seattle
Written by Allan Dias, Lu Edmonds, John Lydon, John McGeoch and Bruce Smith
Performed by P.I.L. (Public Image Ltd.)
Courtesy of Virgin Records America, Inc.
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Duckie Goes Back to School
30 August 2014 | by (USA) – See all my reviews

Wall Street stock broker (Jon Cryer), set to testify against a mob boss, is nearly killed by a hit-man. He escapes and runs off to hide with relatives, where he changes his appearance and passes himself off as a high school student.

Silly but enjoyable comedy. One of Cryer's better starring roles. Supporting cast is good. Pretty Annabeth Gish is the jailbait love interest. Nice soundtrack, too. My favorite part is the bit character Shawn, a troublesome high school student who tells the principal "Go ahead and call my parents, dude. I didn't do sh*t." I laughed hard at this guy because he reminded me of so many losers I went to school with.


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