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The Hidden (2002)

Five Years (original title)
Not Rated | | Drama, Mystery | 2006 (Spain)
Renee Unger is living the life she always hoped for: a little red-brick house in the small town of New Russia, Ohio, a good husband, a prospering construction business, and a baby on the ... See full summary »


Brett Wagner (as Brett W. Wagner)


Brett Wagner (as Brett W. Wagner)
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Credited cast:
Kris Carr Kris Carr ... Renee Unger
Timothy Altmeyer Timothy Altmeyer ... Eric Unger
Todd Swenson Todd Swenson ... Colson Unger
Michael Buscemi ... Dean Gilman
Byron West ... Byron Unger
Cathy Doe ... Renaye Upchurch
Larry Miles Larry Miles ... Lewis
Charles Eduardos ... Rufus
David Manocchio David Manocchio ... Paul
Jason Goldstein Jason Goldstein ... Randy Wright
Casey Scott Casey Scott ... Rosalee
Helen Wiggs Helen Wiggs ... Renaye's Grandmother
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Sean R. Lake ... Extra:Doctor pushing gurney (as Sean Lake)
Andy Schofield Andy Schofield ... Bar patron (as Andrew Schofield)


Renee Unger is living the life she always hoped for: a little red-brick house in the small town of New Russia, Ohio, a good husband, a prospering construction business, and a baby on the way. When her husband's younger brother turns twenty-one and is released from juvenile prison, where he served five years for murder, Renee's cozy life begins to change. Colson comes to live with them, an injection of danger in the form of a strange, silent houseguest with haunted eyes and odd habits. Her husband, Eric, becomes obsessed with monitoring his little brother's every move, and Colson's moves become increasingly unpredictable. Nobody talks about what happened five years ago, but something shifts beneath the surface of their lives a secret that won't stay buried. Just when tensions threaten to explode into violence, the brothers disappear without a word, leaving Renee alone with a houseful of echoes and unanswered questions. She must finally step out of her rarefied world and confront the ... Written by Jackson

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2006 (Spain) See more »

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Ohio, USA

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Great debut film!
21 May 2002 | by kdrurySee all my reviews

Saw this at the Cleveland Film Festival. The film looks lush, with excellent photography by Chad Davidson. Director/writer Brett Wagner assembled a talented cast and used a sure hand to tell his story. The setting, rural Ohio, is interesting and unusual and the plot kept me guessing.

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