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Hide and Seek (2005)

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As a widower tries to piece together his life in the wake of his wife's suicide, his daughter finds solace, at first, in her imaginary friend.


John Polson


Ari Schlossberg
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Complete credited cast:
Robert De Niro ... David Callaway
Dakota Fanning ... Emily Callaway
Famke Janssen ... Katherine
Elisabeth Shue ... Elizabeth
Amy Irving ... Alison Callaway
Dylan Baker ... Sheriff Hafferty
Melissa Leo ... Laura
Robert John Burke ... Steven
Molly Grant Kallins Molly Grant Kallins ... Amy
David Chandler David Chandler ... Mr. Haskins
Stewart Summers ... Doctor
Jake Dylan Baumer Jake Dylan Baumer ... Disturbed Boy


Hide and Seek revolves around a widower and his daughter. They move to upstate and Emily soon creates an imaginary friend named Charlie... but this act takes an unexpected and terrifying turn, where her father and doctor start to worry about Emily's gruesome habits. Written by ek025

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis


Come out come out whatever you are. See more »

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for frightening sequences and violence | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Official Sites:

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USA | Germany



Release Date:

28 January 2005 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Mente siniestra See more »


Box Office


$30,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$21,959,233, 30 January 2005, Wide Release

Gross USA:


Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

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Technical Specs


Sound Mix:

DTS | Dolby Digital | SDDS



Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?


Famke Janssen is right-handed. However, she holds a gun in her left hand in this movie because she felt that because she's used guns before, she might look too comfortable holding it in her right hand. See more »


Elizabeth's scarf changes position when she enters Emily's room. See more »


[first lines]
Alison: Faster.
Emily: No, no, no.
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Alternate Versions

The DVD includes four alternate endings. The DVD also has a branching system which includes four different versions of the film. See more »


Set 'em Up Joe
Written by Werner Tautz
Courtesy of Extreme Production Music
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User Reviews

Hide and seek? How about Secret Window with a daughter?
31 January 2005 | by juke430See all my reviews

Did anybody ever see Secret Window? This movie seems a lot like that except for the fact that they threw a little girl into the picture to lead us into thinking this was a different film. Shame on people these days.Maybe we are running out of creative ideas to spend millions of dollars on.All of the actors worked everything out just fine. They earn their pay days as far as I am concerned. I am a bit disturbed with some of the script. It could have covered the appropriate details of why things were happening the way they did.The circumstances that were laid out there in the last fifteen minutes of the movie do NOT convince me of someone suffering from a traumatic incident would flesh out and do more then what they had first intended. A specific character figures out the problem but suffers from a purely psychotic nature...versus the initial acting out in trauma. The director misleads us a bit...Not in the nature where we are left to wonder, whats next? Or who is it? But,pushes the possibility that there is a unique force present. He created it...and it doesn't exist. The very end of this was awful.I guess it insinuates that if we all have been dealt a deal of trauma that we will all become someone else. Shue was absolutely beautiful by the way. It is still worth taking a peek at. It has a slow build.Then it is good for a short period of time. It drops and then maintains a moderate pace up until the resolution.I mean no disrespect. Thanks.

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