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Hiding Out (1987)

PG-13 | | Comedy, Drama, Romance | 6 November 1987 (USA)
A stockbroker on the run from the mob decides to hide out from them by enrolling as a student in high school.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
... Andrew Morenski / Max Hauser
... Patrick Morenski
... Ryan Campbell
... Killer
Claude Brooks ... Clinton
... Kevin O'Roarke (as Tim Quill)
Alexandra Auder ... Melissa
Tony Soper ... Ahern
... Rodriguez
... Janie Rooney
Steven Small ... Driver
Johnny Walker ... Pratt (as John Walker)
... Bakey
Gretchen Cryer ... Aunt Lucy
Anne Pitoniak ... Grandma Jennie
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A very successful stock broker is called to court to testify against a mob boss who was into some inside trading. They hide him because of death threats. He gets caught in a gun battle and has to flee. He ends up hiding out as a student in a high school. He has to adjust to how things have changed as a teenager. The bad guys find him and he has fight it out in the high school gym. Written by John Julien <jcjulien@eos.ncsu.edu>

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Where can a young stockbroker on the run from the mob seek refuge ? High School !! See more »


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6 November 1987 (USA)  »

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Adult Education  »

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Budget:

$7,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$2,062,120, 8 November 1987, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$7,019,441
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Trivia

Filmed in Wilmington, North Carolina using the school name of Topsail High School. There is a real Topsail High School near Wilmington and most of the props for the school were taken from there. See more »

Goofs

Outside the school, Andrew bums a cigarette off a student and then asks for a light, which the student refuses to give him. A short time later, inside the school, he pulls a lighter from his pocket to light the same cigarette. See more »

Quotes

Andrew Morenski: Do you ever ask yourself "How did I get here?"
Patrick Morenski: Yeah, I used to, but now I just ask myself "How do I get out?"
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Crazy Credits

The song Anchors away is played by the Topsail High School Marching band. See more »

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References Evil Dead II (1987) See more »

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Written by Michael Jones, David Sanchez, Rene Campos, Ron Elliston, Kevin Elliston, Roderick Hart,
William D. Strowman and Mick A'Court
Performed by Black Britain
Courtesy of Virgin Records America, Inc.
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so what ??? ...
2 December 2000 | by See all my reviews

if it's far-fetched and totally unbelievable??? so what that his own cousin doesn't recognise him! so what if andrew/maxwell would have set himself up for arrest in 37 states because of his relationship with a high school senior!!!! GO WITH IT!!!! IT'S CUTE!!!

max lives every adults' secret dream (or is it a nightmare?), even if it is to hide out from the mob! he goes back to high school, spouts the announcements we all wanted to be able to say via the principal's loudspeaker at night, dates the cutest girl in town (and saves her dad a bunch of money with some solid tax advice, to boot), runs for class president ... he even has a classic "discussion" with a right-wing biddie-of-a-teacher (come on, you know you had one just like her) over her assertion that richard nixon was "a great man who was betrayed by his countrymen."

if there's nothing good on the first-run shelf at the video store, rent this one for some good entertainment. i mean, does every movie have to be totally believable to be good? if so.

jeff


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