The Hidden (1987)

R   |    |  Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller

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A cop and an FBI agent race for answers after law abiding people suddenly become violent criminals.




  • Kyle MacLachlan and Claudia Christian in The Hidden (1987)
  • Kyle MacLachlan and Michael Nouri in The Hidden (1987)
  • Kyle MacLachlan in The Hidden (1987)
  • Kyle MacLachlan and Michael Nouri in The Hidden (1987)
  • Kyle MacLachlan in The Hidden (1987)
  • Lin Shaye and John McCann in The Hidden (1987)

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31 January 2005 | mytragicflaw
| Diamond in the Rough
What is "the Hidden"? Exactly what the name implies. It's like searching for a diamond in a pile of coal. There are a lot of stupid, inane sci-fi action pics out there with some boring spin on the alien possession story, but this movie has something that those lack. Compelling characters. What, you say? A character study in sci-fi? Well, yes and no. It is as far away from a after-school TV drama, but the characters do have depth and they aren't cookie board cut-outs. Kyle MacLachlan, before his dark days of "showgirls", and Michael Nouri(Flashdance) star in this buddy-cop film, on the track of a killing-spree that seems to change with different humans. This film is a taught, well acted story. Sometimes creepy, sometimes genuinely funny. The score, although definitively 80s, complements the film with subtle overtones that enhance the viewing experience. A very good film that has a fair amount of blood and gore, but does not revolve around those genre staples. Overall, it's a safe bet for a good time. Watch it with someone you love.

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Opening Weekend USA:

$2,492,618 1 November 1987

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