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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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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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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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Sound Mix:

Ultra Stereo

Color:

Color

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1.33 : 1
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Beau Bridges and Jeff Bridges are brothers. See more »

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

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Off The Shelf
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This is a great movie
8 January 2010 | by mangos47See all my reviews

Perhaps this family goes through more than most families have to go through. Yet the script never feels contrived and you never feel manipulated.

This is largely due to an exemplary cast. Beau Bridges shines as the dad struggling to provide for his family. Bruce Davison and Alice Krige are the helpless couple who can see the family need help, desperately want to help and cannot. The two children have big parts that they fill admirably. Jeff Bridges accepts a small part, perhaps because he realises how important the film is.

This is a film which shows a part of life that is rarely shown, a family that has a roof over its head but is poor and undernourished. It is very moving and deserves far more than the 6.5 rating that it currently has.


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