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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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4 wins & 6 nominations. See more awards »

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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 killed 37 people, robbed 6 banks, 2 liquor stores, a record shop and stole 2 ferraris. Now the fun starts. It just took over a police station. 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

Gross USA:

$9,747,988
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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Claudia Christian (Brenda the stripper) likes to tell two stories about her experience in this film. First is the design of her wardrobe: the producers found her breasts visually inadequate, and so designed her costumes to emphasize her buttocks instead. Second is her eye injury: the material exploding from a prop gun scratched her cornea painfully. Because of this, whenever she had to fire a prop gun on Babylon 5 (1994) she would instinctively turn her face away when pulling the trigger, even though this was unnecessary because the Babylon 5 prop guns did not really fire, as all visual effects were to be added in later. See more »

Goofs

Just before Beck and the other police officers are ready to shoot at the speeding Ferrari, the camera follows the Ferrari and we see the police from Jack DeVries point of view. At the top of the hill - before Beck starts shooting - you can see a gun going off before the actual shooting starts. See more »

Quotes

Lt. John Masterson: Alhague!
Lloyd Gallagher: Yes?
Lt. John Masterson: Before I kill you, I'm curious: how did you find me?
Lloyd Gallagher: You left an angry partner for dead on Altair.
Lt. John Masterson: A mistake.
Lloyd Gallagher: That's what it said.
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Connections

Edited into The Hidden II (1993) See more »

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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Cool move has an inside joke too
30 January 2011 | by jack-thrustSee all my reviews

One of the coolest and most intense sci-fi movies I've ever seen. True, the body count is high, but it's kind of tongue-in-cheek if you actually pay attention to the movie. After watching it a number of times, I discovered that there appears to be a visual body count tally included on the screen. Five kills in the first killing scene - camera shows it took place on fifth street. There's an elevator scene in which the floor selected indicates the latest current count. Some are pretty subtle, you have to notice the time on the clock or maybe a hospital room number or something like that, but look for a number to appear after each killing or series of killings, and you'll find it. There are quite a few correlating numbers that are just too obvious and too frequent to be coincidental. Check it out.


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