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Hidden City (1987)

Sharon Newton (Cassie Stuart) leads the uncooperative James Richards (Charles Dance) into a world of misplaced government secrets, capitalistic artists and bungling secret agents. Will the ... See full summary »

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Stephen Poliakoff
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Charles Dance ... James Richards
Cassie Stuart ... Sharon Newton
Bill Paterson ... Anthony
Richard E. Grant ... Brewster
Alex Norton ... Hillcombe
Tusse Silberg Tusse Silberg ... Barbara
Richard Ireson Richard Ireson ... Schoolmaster
Saul Jephcott Saul Jephcott ... Curtis
Michael Müller ... Boyce (as Michael Muller)
Stevan Rimkus Stevan Rimkus ... Young Man in Tunnel
Gerard Horan Gerard Horan ... Young Man in Tunnel
Chris Jury ... Man at Incinerator
Campbell Morrison Campbell Morrison ... Man at Rubbish Tip
Robin Soans ... Man in Tram Tunnel
Noreen Kershaw Noreen Kershaw ... Woman Teacher
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Sharon Newton (Cassie Stuart) leads the uncooperative James Richards (Charles Dance) into a world of misplaced government secrets, capitalistic artists and bungling secret agents. Will the truth be out? Will the meaning of the hidden film footage spliced into innocuous Government Information Films be discovered? And what is so important about these misplaced medical records? Hidden City is a film set in a London made hidden by the layers of history and secrets. Written by Robert Leather <user@robert.leather.softnet.co.uk>

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Beneath the city streets lie government secrets. File #7 is missing... Pray they don't find it.

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Mystery | Thriller

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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

24 June 1987 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

A rejtett város See more »

Filming Locations:

UK

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Production Co:

Channel Four Films See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono

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Color
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Film debut for Michelle Fairley, who portrays "Cleaner." See more »

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Tempus
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Music by David Vorhaus
KPM Music Ltd
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Not a good film
4 September 2008 | by pyenmeSee all my reviews

I read all the other comments - are we watching the same movie?? Apparently this director went on to bigger and better things, but this movie was not good, not even for a starter. The premise was okay, but the execution was not. The female lead needed to stop yelling, at the least. She was never a sympathetic character; I thought she was annoying. The dialog was shallow, and did not really develop the characters. Lots of walking, no talking. It was a 15 minute plot in movie form. Charles Dance seems to have spent most of his earlier film career in fuzzy, badly produced movies. I wonder what could have happened had he spent more time in Hollywood, or if Merchant and Ivory had found places for him in their films.... When he has the right material, he is good. I waited for this movie to show more intrigue - all I got was waiting for scenes where there was some real action and some real acting (and scenes that did not feature the female lead). Oh, well.


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