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Hidden in America (1996)

PG-13 | | Drama | TV Movie 1 December 1996
Story of a man Bill Januson whose pride in being the head of his family won't let him accept help from his sick daughters doctor. He has to prove to his kids that even with the death of his... See full summary »

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Martin Bell
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Nominated for 1 Golden Globe. Another 8 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Beau Bridges ... Bill Januson
Bruce Davison ... Dr. Michael Millerton
Shelton Dane Shelton Dane ... Robbie Januson
Jena Malone ... Willa
Alice Krige ... Dee
Josef Sommer ... Edward Millerton
Frances McDormand ... Gus
Jeff Bridges ... Vincent
Allegra Denton Allegra Denton ... Caroline
Dan Petronijevic ... Kenny
Nick Johne Nick Johne ... Oscar
Nicky Guadagni ... Hospital Administrator
Liisa Repo-Martell ... Angela
Pixie Bigelow Pixie Bigelow ... Marian Millerton
James Kidnie ... Mr. Tatum
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Storyline

Story of a man Bill Januson whose pride in being the head of his family won't let him accept help from his sick daughters doctor. He has to prove to his kids that even with the death of his wife and the loss of his job that they can and will survive. After hitting brick wall after brick wall comes a glimmer of hope. Written by Richard Jones <rjo339@swbell.net>

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His pride could cost him everything ...

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Drama

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for disturbing plot material | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

1 December 1996 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Escondido na América See more »

Filming Locations:

Toronto, Ontario, Canada

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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Ultra Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

Beau Bridges and Jeff Bridges are brothers. See more »

Connections

Featured in A Place at the Table (2012) See more »

Soundtracks

Flashlight Therapy
Written by Imara
Performed by Imara
Courtesy of New African Movement Records
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I need Prozac!
19 February 2004 | by The_CoreSee all my reviews

In between "Streetwise," "American Heart" and now "Hidden in America," I think I need to go on Prozac. Over the years director Martin Bell has proven himself master of ruining a person's day -- for some reason he seems mainly attracted to topics related to the poor, hopeless and downtrodden. The fact that his films are uniformly of high quality only makes the situations portrayed all the more depressing, but the verisimilitude of these films elevates them to something well above what mainstream Hollywood usually churns out.

Anyway, this film is well acted, fairly well scripted and covers its subject matter effectively. Jeff Bridges has a bit part as a doctor, and (as always) I would have liked to have seen more of him. The fact that this film is set is Seattle is meaningless; a story like this could really happen anywhere in America. 7/10


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