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Hiding Out (1987)

PG-13 | | Comedy, Drama, Romance | 6 November 1987 (USA)
A stockbroker on the run from the mob decides to hide out from them by enrolling as a student in high school.

Director:

Bob Giraldi
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Jon Cryer ... Andrew Morenski / Max Hauser
Keith Coogan ... Patrick Morenski
Annabeth Gish ... Ryan Campbell
Oliver Cotton ... Killer
Claude Brooks Claude Brooks ... Clinton
Tim Quill ... Kevin O'Roarke (as Tim Quill)
Alexandra Auder Alexandra Auder ... Melissa
Tony Soper Tony Soper ... Ahern
Ned Eisenberg ... Rodriguez
Marita Geraghty ... Janie Rooney
Steven Small Steven Small ... Driver
Johnny Walker Johnny Walker ... Pratt (as John Walker)
John Spencer ... Bakey
Gretchen Cryer Gretchen Cryer ... Aunt Lucy
Anne Pitoniak Anne Pitoniak ... Grandma Jennie
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Storyline

A very successful stock broker is called to court to testify against a mob boss who was into some inside trading. They hide him because of death threats. He gets caught in a gun battle and has to flee. He ends up hiding out as a student in a high school. He has to adjust to how things have changed as a teenager. The bad guys find him and he has fight it out in the high school gym. Written by John Julien <jcjulien@eos.ncsu.edu>

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Where can a young stockbroker on the run from the mob seek refuge ? High School !! See more »


Certificate:

PG-13 | See all certifications »

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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

6 November 1987 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Adult Education See more »

Filming Locations:

Boston, Massachusetts, USA See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$7,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$2,062,120, 8 November 1987

Gross USA:

$7,019,441

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$7,019,441
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

For the soundtrack, Roy Orbison was asked to record a duet with k.d. lang of his hit song "Crying". See more »

Goofs

Outside the school, Andrew bums a cigarette off a student and then asks for a light, which the student refuses to give him. A short time later, inside the school, he pulls a lighter from his pocket to light the same cigarette. See more »

Quotes

Patrick Morenski: You left the outside world; you've got to orient your thinking. You've got think repression, think limits. Think humiliation and despair. You're in high school for Christ sakes!
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Crazy Credits

The song Anchors away is played by the Topsail High School Marching band. See more »

Connections

References Quick Draw McGraw (1959) See more »

Soundtracks

You Don't Know
Written by Robin Hild
Performed by Scarlet & Black
Courtesy of Virgin Records America, Inc.
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Jon Cryer never seems to look older than a teenager.
1 June 2004 | by vertigo_14See all my reviews

"Hiding Out" is a decent lightweight feature for Jon Cryer and Keith Coogan fans alike. Cryer plays a financial investor who is witness to a mobster's inside trading. But, instead of expediting his testimony and sending him to the witness protection program, he plays dress up and poses as a high school student, a task which is he too uptight for at first, but eventually gets into the swing of things.

The story is pretty stupid, and the ending, in that eager attempt for a happy ending by letting all of the characters fall in love while impecably saving the day, is even more stupid. But, if you don't mind dumb 80s comedies like these, so long as they're about the teen life, then you should enjoy this. One thing's for sure, Jon Cryer, no matter how old he gets, still looks like a teenager.


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