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Hidden in America (1996)

PG-13 | | Drama | TV Movie 1 December 1996
Story of a man Bill Januson whose pride in being the head of his family won't let him accept help from his sick daughters doctor. He has to prove to his kids that even with the death of his... See full summary »

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Nominated for 1 Golden Globe. Another 8 nominations. See more awards »
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Bill Januson
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Dr. Michael Millerton
Shelton Dane ...
Robbie Januson
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Willa
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Dee
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Edward Millerton
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Gus
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Vincent
Allegra Denton ...
Caroline
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Kenny
Nick Johne ...
Oscar
Nicky Guadagni ...
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Liisa Repo-Martell ...
Angela
Pixie Bigelow ...
Marian Millerton
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Mr. Tatum
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Story of a man Bill Januson whose pride in being the head of his family won't let him accept help from his sick daughters doctor. He has to prove to his kids that even with the death of his wife and the loss of his job that they can and will survive. After hitting brick wall after brick wall comes a glimmer of hope. Written by Richard Jones <rjo339@swbell.net>

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Rated PG-13 for disturbing plot material | See all certifications »

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Escondido na América  »

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Flashlight Therapy
Written by Imara
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Courtesy of New African Movement Records
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This is a great movie
8 January 2010 | by (Bristol, United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

Perhaps this family goes through more than most families have to go through. Yet the script never feels contrived and you never feel manipulated.

This is largely due to an exemplary cast. Beau Bridges shines as the dad struggling to provide for his family. Bruce Davison and Alice Krige are the helpless couple who can see the family need help, desperately want to help and cannot. The two children have big parts that they fill admirably. Jeff Bridges accepts a small part, perhaps because he realises how important the film is.

This is a film which shows a part of life that is rarely shown, a family that has a roof over its head but is poor and undernourished. It is very moving and deserves far more than the 6.5 rating that it currently has.


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