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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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Bill Januson
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Dr. Michael Millerton
Shelton Dane ...
Robbie Januson
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Willa
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Dee
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Edward Millerton
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Gus
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Vincent
Allegra Denton ...
Caroline
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Kenny
Nick Johne ...
Oscar
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Hospital Administrator
Liisa Repo-Martell ...
Angela
Pixie Bigelow ...
Marian Millerton
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Mr. Tatum
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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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Rated PG-13 for disturbing plot material | See all certifications »

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Escondido na América  »

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Naive
24 September 2011 | by See all my reviews

This is quite enjoyable, and the cast is good, but it doesn't really tackle the issues at hand. Because it's coming from American so called "liberal" viewpoint, it refuses to take a real left wing stance on the real divisions between rich and poor. One of the characters refuses to take state welfare out of misguided pride, but doesn't talk about taxing the rich. The tension between the poor family and the rich family is there, but from my own experience of such relationships, it's simply not realistic.

Of course, I realise someone from a right wing perspective will criticise the characters, but the writer seems to have covered that, by having the father being a hard worker who gets made redundant etc.

This is a film that deals with real social issues, but doesn't offer a workable solution.


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