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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 overview, first billed only:
... Bill Januson
... Dr. Michael Millerton
Shelton Dane ... Robbie Januson
... Willa
... Dee
... Edward Millerton
... Gus
... Vincent
Allegra Denton ... Caroline
... Kenny
Nick Johne ... Oscar
... Hospital Administrator
Liisa Repo-Martell ... Angela
Pixie Bigelow ... Marian Millerton
... 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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Escondido na América  »

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Terrific film about poverty and family hardships
17 August 2000 | by See all my reviews

Hidden in America works both as a terrific film and as an advocate for child hunger. Beau Bridges leads the way with a very real performance of a single father trying to raise two kids after losing his wife to cancer and losing his job of 16 years at an automobile plant. Bridges character deals with feelings of inadequacy as he struggles to find work and properly raise his family. His pride also tested when he meets a doctor (Bruce Davidson) who wants to help the family and when he has to take donations to battle his daughter's malnutrition. The two kids in the film (Shelton Dane and Jean Malone) are great and Frances McDormand adds a nice touch as the rough but concerned mechanic who befriends the boy Robby. I highly recommend this movie which is now available on video.


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