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The Hidden (1987)

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Law abiding people suddenly become violent criminals. A cop and an FBI agent race for answers in this sci-fi thriller.



(as Bob Hunt)
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Cast overview, first billed only:
... Lloyd Gallagher
... Tom Beck
... Brenda Lee Van Buren
... Lt. John Masterson
... Lt. Ed Flynn
... Cliff Willis
... Jonathan Miller
... Sanchez
... Brem
... Barbara Beck
... Senator Holt
... Jack DeVries
... Carol Miller
... Ferrari Salesman
... Michael Buckley


An alien parasite with the ability to possess human bodies goes on a violent crime spree in LA, committing dozens of murders and robberies. In pursuit of the extraterrestrial criminal is an FBI agent, and the local officer investigating the rash of violence. As they close in on the vicious intruder, the city faces a brutal threat like no other it has ever encountered. Written by Anonymous

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It's only human on the outside... See more »


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Release Date:

30 October 1987 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Lo oculto  »


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1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?


Michael Nouri who played detective Tom Beck in this film also played a role on a film The Flashdance starring Jennifer Beals.Much later he became best known for his part of a Mossad director and Ziva's father Eli David on a popular crime TV series NCIS. See more »


In the initial chase scene, the Ferrari and the police cross a street with green light. In a camera angle change from the other street, the light is green too. See more »


Tom Beck: You know what bothers me about these two guys DeVries and Miller?
Lloyd Gallagher: Neither has a criminal record. They both lead normal lives until a few days ago, and now they're killing people.
Tom Beck: Do you read minds or was that just a shot in the dark?
Lloyd Gallagher: No, I read minds.
Tom Beck: Oh yeah? What was I just thinking?
Lloyd Gallagher: That I'm full of shit.
Tom Beck: Impressive.
Lloyd Gallagher: Not really. Quite simple to read.
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Weapons of Love
Written by Dennis Greaves and Mick Lister
Performed by The Truth
Produced by Dennis Herring
Published by Illegal Songs, Inc.
Administered by Atlantic Music Corp. (BMI)
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Suspense; with a twist!!!
20 February 2004 | by See all my reviews

I REALLY liked this movie. It's a shame more people didn't see it. I didn't think much about seeing it until I saw a TODAY Show interview with Michael Nouri and his discussion about how he was reluctant to do it at first. He had said he didn't what to do a sci-fi movie, but after reading the script, and talking with the production team he was sold. This movie played out as a straight police-caper type movie for the first half, and then it moves into the sci-fi stuff later. The movie is kind of funny in that Mike N. plays it completely straight as a homicide detective, and can't believe his ears, or know what to make of Kyle's spacey FBI Agent character for the first 45 minutes or so. They soon grow into a team, once it is realized what their up against. I have rented it from time to time over the years, and it holds up well. In all; a great movie!!

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