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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.

Director:

Jack Sholder

Writer:

Jim Kouf (as Bob Hunt)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Kyle MacLachlan ... Lloyd Gallagher
Michael Nouri ... Tom Beck
Claudia Christian ... Brenda Lee Van Buren
Clarence Felder ... Lt. John Masterson
Clu Gulager ... Lt. Ed Flynn
Ed O'Ross ... Cliff Willis
William Boyett ... Jonathan Miller
Richard Brooks ... Sanchez
Larry Cedar ... Brem
Katherine Cannon ... Barbara Beck
John McCann ... Senator Holt
Chris Mulkey ... Jack DeVries
Lin Shaye ... Carol Miller
James Luisi ... Ferrari Salesman
Frank Renzulli ... Michael Buckley
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Storyline

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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R | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

30 October 1987 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Lo oculto See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$2,492,618, 1 November 1987

Gross USA:

$9,747,988

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$9,747,988
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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Of all his films, director Jack Sholder says this is his favorite. See more »

Goofs

When the stripper Brenda leaves the strip club she is wearing only a red dress . a minute later she is wearing a leopard skin overcoat which she wore during her on stage act but didn't take with her. See more »

Quotes

Tom Beck: What the hell is that?
Sanchez: A flame-thrower man, can you believe it? Patrol picked this up off some homeboy on the street.
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Soundtracks

You Make Me Feel So Young
Performed by Bruno Gumbotz
Written by Josef Myrow (as Joseph Myrow), Mack Gordon (as Mack Gorden)
Published by Warner Brothers Music Co. ASCAP
Produced by Joe Fineman
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Enormously entertaining b-grade sci fi thriller with an awesome body count!
8 May 2003 | by InfofreakSee all my reviews

'The Hidden' is one of those movies you might easily pass by on first glance, assuming it's just your standard 1980s b-grade trash. The thing is it's FANTASTIC 1980s b-grade trash! This is one of the most entertaining sci fi thrillers you'll ever see, and lovers of cinematic violence will be thrilled by its body count, which is one of the highest you'll see outside a Hong Kong action movie. Michael Nouri ('Flashdance'... yeah, I know) is a cop tailing an average guy who has seemingly snapped and turned into a homicidal maniac. He is teamed with a kooky FBI agent ('Blue Velvet's Kyle MacLachlan) who knows a lot more than he lets on. Very quickly Kyle goes all 'Starman' on us, and Nouri soon realizes that he's actually on the trail of an extraterrestrial psycho who is taking over people's bodies so he can go on a rampage of murder, car theft, fatty foods and heavy metal music! So okay, this isn't the most cerebral movie in the world but I defy anybody not to have a ball watching it! The supporting cast includes Claudia Christian ('Babylon 5') as a foxy looking stripper, Clu Gulager ('The Killers') as Nouri's superior, and even a blink and you'll miss it cameo from future tough guy legend Danny Trejo ('From Dusk Til Dawn',etc.) as a convict. 'The Hidden' is a non-stop action ride, and the cheesiest 1980s fun this side of 'Maniac Cop'. Highly recommended.


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