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Hider in the House (1989)

A deranged man hides in the attic of a new house and becomes obsessed with the unsuspecting family that moves in.

Director:

Matthew Patrick

Writer:

Lem Dobbs
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Gary Busey ... Tom Sykes
Mimi Rogers ... Julie Dreyer
Michael McKean ... Phil Dreyer
Kurt Christopher Kinder ... Neil Dreyer
Candace Hutson ... Holly Dreyer
Elizabeth Ruscio ... Rita
Chuck Lafont Chuck Lafont ... Dr. Gordon
Bruce Glover ... Gene Hufford
Leonard Termo ... George / Exterminator
Johnny Green Johnny Green ... Bernard (as John Green Jr.)
Bob Neill Bob Neill ... Tom's Father's Voice (voice)
Carole King ... Tom's Mother (voice)
Jake Busey ... Teenage Tom (voice)
Ryan Sheridan Ryan Sheridan ... Tom's Child's Voice (voice)
Martin Goslins Martin Goslins ... Maitre d'
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Storyline

A deranged man, Tom Sykes, hides out in the attic while an unsuspecting couple (Rogers & McKean) and their family carry on their life in the house below. Once Tom stops just hiding out and becomes involved with the family and, in particular, the wife, the problems begin. An original USA made for cable movie. Written by Tim Kretschmann <Tim.K@VirComm.com>

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

You can't lock him out. He's already in.

Genres:

Thriller

Certificate:

R | See all certifications »
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Trivia

The final writer on the film was an uncredited Brad Mirman See more »

Quotes

Tom Sykes: When I was your age I used to have people hurt me all the time.
Neil Dreyer: So what happened?
Tom Sykes: [pauses] They didn't hurt me anymore.
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Connections

Spoofs Star Trek: The Original Series (1966) See more »

Soundtracks

SECRET DOORS
Performed by Robin Trower
Courtesy of GNP Crescendo Records
Written by Robin Trower and Reg Webb
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User Reviews

decent
22 April 2001 | by mattkratzSee all my reviews

A decent thriller about a disturbed guy who becomes an expert at hiding to avoid his abusive parents when he was younger. When he grows up and gets out of the loony bin, he hides in an unoccupied house, which a family soon moves into. Hiding in the attic, he spies on them and soon becomes obsessed. He views them as the perfect family and "drops by" to check up as the tries to worm his way into their lives.

The best parts of this movie are Gary Busey's performance and a suspenseful atmosphere. Other than that, it's just routine.

** 1/2 out of ****


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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

29 August 1991 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Hider in the House See more »

Filming Locations:

Los Angeles, California, USA See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Precision Films See more »
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Ultra Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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