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Hide and Seek (2005)

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As a widower tries to piece together his life in the wake of his wife's suicide, his daughter finds solace, at first, in her imaginary friend.

Director:

John Polson

Writer:

Ari Schlossberg
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Robert De Niro ... David Callaway
Dakota Fanning ... Emily Callaway
Famke Janssen ... Katherine
Elisabeth Shue ... Elizabeth
Amy Irving ... Alison Callaway
Dylan Baker ... Sheriff Hafferty
Melissa Leo ... Laura
Robert John Burke ... Steven
Molly Grant Kallins Molly Grant Kallins ... Amy
David Chandler David Chandler ... Mr. Haskins
Stewart Summers ... Doctor
Jake Dylan Baumer Jake Dylan Baumer ... Disturbed Boy
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Storyline

After her mother commits suicide in the bathtub, Emily Callaway is taken to live upstate in new surroundings to forget her traumatic past. Psychologist David, her father, learns that his daughter has a new friend, the enigmatic, never to be seen, imaginary (or not?) Charlie. A deadly game of hide-and-seek ensues. Who is Charlie? And what is troubling David in his dreams? Written by RavenGlamDVDCollector, ElectricLadyLand

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Charlie says you let her die. (UK teaser poster) See more »


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for frightening sequences and violence | See all certifications »

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Trivia

Auditions were held for the part of Emily because Director John Polson hoped he would be able to "find another Dakota Fanning". Amongst the hopefuls were AnnaSophia Robb, but in the end, Dakota Fanning was cast. See more »

Goofs

When David says goodnight to Emily on the first day in the new house, presenting her the diary, he is wearing a green sweater, but when he leaves the room, he is suddenly wearing a gray one. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Alison: Faster.
Emily: No, no, no.
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Alternate Versions

The DVD includes four alternate endings. The DVD also has a branching system which includes four different versions of the film. See more »


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Set 'em Up Joe
Written by Werner Tautz
Courtesy of Extreme Production Music
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An average horror/thriller flick
23 July 2005 | by Smells_Like_CheeseSee all my reviews

Mr. DeNiro, Bob, my future sugar daddy, the actors of all actors, what has happened? You're still great, but I mean, this was just too average and not in your league at all.

Sorry, I had to get that out. I'm very disappointed, everyone at my work told me that this was a great movie, and I wasn't that excited to tell the truth. These past few years we've released some "big surprise twist ending" movies: The Sixth Sense(good movie), The Others(pretty decent), Signs(Alright), and The Village(bad bad bad!). Now, not that I'm totally upset with this flick, I mean Dakota is becoming a fine actress. We have to admit, she is very talented for her age. She's very believable and cute to watch. But a lot of this movie leads up to nothing and has nothing to be excited or jumpy over. It has a story, but it wasn't delivered right. I mean, this is an A-cast: Robert DeNiro, Elizabeth Shue, and Amy Irving. I guess it just wasn't that interesting to me.

If you enjoy these surprise thrillers, you probably enjoy it. But if you've seen one surprise ending thriller, you've seen them all, right? I should take my own stupid advice.

6/10


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Germany | USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

28 January 2005 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Hide and Seek See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$30,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$21,959,233, 30 January 2005

Gross USA:

$51,100,486

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$127,369,981
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Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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