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Hider in the House (1989)

A deranged man hides in the attic of a new house and becomes obsessed with the unsuspecting family that moves in.

Director:

Matthew Patrick

Writer:

Lem Dobbs
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Gary Busey ... Tom Sykes
Mimi Rogers ... Julie Dreyer
Michael McKean ... Phil Dreyer
Kurt Christopher Kinder ... Neil Dreyer
Candace Hutson ... Holly Dreyer
Elizabeth Ruscio ... Rita
Chuck Lafont Chuck Lafont ... Dr. Gordon
Bruce Glover ... Gene Hufford
Leonard Termo ... George / Exterminator
Johnny Green Johnny Green ... Bernard (as John Green Jr.)
Bob Neill Bob Neill ... Tom's Father's Voice (voice)
Carole King ... Tom's Mother (voice)
Jake Busey ... Teenage Tom (voice)
Ryan Sheridan Ryan Sheridan ... Tom's Child's Voice (voice)
Martin Goslins Martin Goslins ... Maitre d'
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A deranged man, Tom Sykes, hides out in the attic while an unsuspecting couple (Rogers & McKean) and their family carry on their life in the house below. Once Tom stops just hiding out and becomes involved with the family and, in particular, the wife, the problems begin. An original USA made for cable movie. Written by Tim Kretschmann <Tim.K@VirComm.com>

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You can't lock him out. He's already in.

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Thriller

Certificate:

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The final writer on the film was an uncredited Brad Mirman See more »

Quotes

Tom Sykes: When I was your age I used to have people hurt me all the time.
Neil Dreyer: So what happened?
Tom Sykes: [pauses] They didn't hurt me anymore.
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Connections

Referenced in Rewind This! (2013) See more »

Soundtracks

HARLEM HOLIDAY
Performed by Maxine Sullivan
Courtesy of Harbinger Records Ltd.
Words by Ted Koehler
Music by Harold Arlen
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Busey's Frankenstein
1 November 2007 | by martin-seckerSee all my reviews

This is a decent little thriller. Busey steals the show as he often does, managing here to evoke the memories of the Universal Horror creatures of the 1930/40, a lumbering oaf whom the audience has an empathy with. It is quite an accomplishment from Busey, as the premise is both ridiculous and unoriginal. McKean and Rogers are satisfactory as the put-upon couple who become the unwanted centre of Busey's jealousy and affection. It's a shame that Busey's once promising career soon went downhill, as he is a very good character actor. He'll be remembered for his bigger roles but I truly think this is his best performance.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

29 August 1991 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Egy házban az ellenséggel See more »

Filming Locations:

Los Angeles, California, USA See more »

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Production Co:

Precision Films See more »
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Sound Mix:

Ultra Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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