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Hider in the House (1989)

 -  Thriller  -  29 August 1991 (USA)
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A deranged man hides in the attic of a new house and becomes obsessed with the unsuspecting family that moves in.

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Julie Dreyer
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Phil Dreyer
Kurt Christopher Kinder ...
Neil Dreyer
Candace Hutson ...
Holly Dreyer
Elizabeth Ruscio ...
Rita
Chuck Lafont ...
Dr. Gordon
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Gene Hufford
Leonard Termo ...
George / Exterminator
Johnny Green ...
Bernard (as John Green Jr.)
Bob Neill ...
Tom's Father's Voice (voice)
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Teenage Tom (voice)
Ryan Sheridan ...
Tom's Child's Voice (voice)
Martin Goslins ...
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A deranged man, Tom Sykes, hides out in the attic while an unsuspecting couple (Rogers & McKean) and their family carry on their life in the house below. Once Tom stops just hiding out and becomes involved with the family and, in particular, the wife, the problems begin. An original USA made for cable movie. Written by Tim Kretschmann <Tim.K@VirComm.com>

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You can't lock him out. He's already in.

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29 August 1991 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Egy házban az ellenséggel  »

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Quotes

Tom Sykes: When I was your age I used to have people hurt me all the time.
Neil Dreyer: So what happened?
Tom Sykes: [pauses] They didn't hurt me anymore.
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HARLEM HOLIDAY
Performed by Maxine Sullivan
Courtesy of Harbinger Records Ltd.
Words by Ted Koehler
Music by Harold Arlen
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Busey's Frankenstein
1 November 2007 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

This is a decent little thriller. Busey steals the show as he often does, managing here to evoke the memories of the Universal Horror creatures of the 1930/40, a lumbering oaf whom the audience has an empathy with. It is quite an accomplishment from Busey, as the premise is both ridiculous and unoriginal. McKean and Rogers are satisfactory as the put-upon couple who become the unwanted centre of Busey's jealousy and affection. It's a shame that Busey's once promising career soon went downhill, as he is a very good character actor. He'll be remembered for his bigger roles but I truly think this is his best performance.


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