The Hidden

views updated

The Hidden ★★★ 1987 (R)

A seasoned cop (Nouri) and a benign alien posing as an FBI agent (MacLachlan) team up to track down and destroy a hyperviolent alien who survives by invading the bodies of humans, causing them to go on murderous rampages. Much acclaimed, high velocity action film with state-of-the- art special effects (at least for the time). Followed by a minor 1994 sequel with a different cast. 98m/C VHS, DVD . Kyle MacLachlan, Michael Nouri, Clu Gulager, Ed O'Ross, Claudia Christian, Clarence Felder, Richard Brooks, William Boyett, Chris Mulkey; D: Jack Sholder; W: Bob Hunt, Jim Kouf; C: Jacques Haitkin; M: Michael Convertino.