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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.

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Cast overview, first billed only:
... Tom Sykes
... Julie Dreyer
... Phil Dreyer
... Neil Dreyer
... Holly Dreyer
... Rita
Chuck Lafont ... Dr. Gordon
... Gene Hufford
Leonard Termo ... George / Exterminator
Johnny Green ... Bernard (as John Green Jr.)
Bob Neill ... Tom's Father's Voice (voice)
... Tom's Mother (voice)
... Teenage Tom (voice)
Ryan Sheridan ... Tom's Child's Voice (voice)
Martin Goslins ... Maitre d'
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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>

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

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29 August 1991 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Egy házban az ellenséggel  »

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

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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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SECRET DOORS
Performed by Robin Trower
Courtesy of GNP Crescendo Records
Written by Robin Trower and Reg Webb
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decent
22 April 2001 | by See 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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