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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.

Director:

John Polson

Writer:

Ari Schlossberg
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Cast

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
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Storyline

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

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Come out come out whatever you are. See more »


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Country:

USA | Germany

Language:

English

Release Date:

28 January 2005 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Mente siniestra See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$30,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

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

Gross USA:

$51,100,486

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$122,650,962
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Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Auditions were held for the part of Emily because Director John Polson hoped he would be able to "find another Dakota Fanning". Amongst the hopefuls were AnnaSophia Robb, but in the end, Dakota Fanning was cast. See more »

Goofs

The position of the knife in David's hand when he covers his eyes & starts counting "one one thousand, two one thousand" changes between camera shots. See more »

Quotes

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

Fox submitted two versions to the BBFC: The International Version (101m1s) and the Domestic Version (100m47s). Both versions were passed '15'. See more »


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Hush Little Baby
Courtesy of Sankyo Seiki Manufacturing Co., Ltd.
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Possibly Passable For One Viewing
27 January 2006 | by ccthemovieman-1See all my reviews

This was okay but nothing special. Frankly, I hate to see a young likable talent like Dakota Fanning play morose, ugly roles like this. Let her be a kid who laughs, has fun and acts like a kid, such as she did in "The Cat In The Hat." Since then, she's playing in rougher and rougher films although "Dreamer" with Kurt Russell, I am told, is a nice film.

Anyway, you know that with her and Robert De Niro, you're going to get some excellent acting. The movie also offers a lot of suspense. While it was not fun seeing a young girl mentally tortured and depressed all the time, it was nice to see De Niro play such a low-key role for most of he film.

I would think, without giving anything away, that one viewing of this film would be enough, even if one likes it. Once you know the ending, well......

If you are not a big fan of either Fanning or De Niro (I am) , I wouldn't even give it one viewing.


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