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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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Cast overview, first billed only:
Claude Brooks ...
Kevin O'Roarke (as Tim Quill)
Alexandra Auder ...
Tony Soper ...
Janie Rooney
Steven Small ...
Johnny Walker ...
Pratt (as John Walker)
Gretchen Cryer ...
Aunt Lucy
Anne Pitoniak ...
Grandma Jennie


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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There's only one thing more frightening than murder: 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)

Opening Weekend USA:

$2,062,120, 8 November 1987, Wide Release

Gross USA:

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1.85 : 1
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Aunt Lucy is actually Jon Cryer's mother Gretchen. See more »


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 »


Andrew Morenski: I used to be just like you: a short, horny, hopeless dork.
Patrick Morenski: And now look at you.
Andrew Morenski: Well, I'm not short.
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Crazy Credits

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


References Bambi (1942) See more »


Written by Roy Orbison and Joe Melson
Performed by Roy Orbison and k.d. lang
Produced by Pete Anderson
Additional Production by Don Was and David Was
Courtesy of Virgin Records America, Inc. and Sire Records
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31 December 1998 | by See all my reviews

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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