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Hidden in America (1996)

PG-13 | | Drama | TV Movie 1 December 1996
Story of a man Bill Januson whose pride in being the head of his family won't let him accept help from his sick daughters doctor. He has to prove to his kids that even with the death of his... See full summary »

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Martin Bell
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Beau Bridges ... Bill Januson
Bruce Davison ... Dr. Michael Millerton
Shelton Dane Shelton Dane ... Robbie Januson
Jena Malone ... Willa
Alice Krige ... Dee
Josef Sommer ... Edward Millerton
Frances McDormand ... Gus
Jeff Bridges ... Vincent
Allegra Denton Allegra Denton ... Caroline
Dan Petronijevic ... Kenny
Nick Johne Nick Johne ... Oscar
Nicky Guadagni ... Hospital Administrator
Liisa Repo-Martell ... Angela
Pixie Bigelow Pixie Bigelow ... Marian Millerton
James Kidnie ... Mr. Tatum
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Storyline

Story of a man Bill Januson whose pride in being the head of his family won't let him accept help from his sick daughters doctor. He has to prove to his kids that even with the death of his wife and the loss of his job that they can and will survive. After hitting brick wall after brick wall comes a glimmer of hope. Written by Richard Jones <rjo339@swbell.net>

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His pride could cost him everything ...

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Drama

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Rated PG-13 for disturbing plot material | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

1 December 1996 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Escondido na América See more »

Filming Locations:

Toronto, Ontario, Canada

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Sound Mix:

Ultra Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

Beau Bridges and Jeff Bridges are brothers. See more »

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Featured in A Place at the Table (2012) See more »

Soundtracks

The Lounge Pianist
Composed by Dick Walter
Courtesy of Associated Production Music
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A well directed, brilliantly acted film which should make us thankful for what we have in life.
21 February 2001 | by islandmamaSee all my reviews

Thank goodness that satellite tv gave me a chance to see this movie, which otherwise, I presume, would have only been seen by American audiences. It is breathtaking in its reality and haunted me for days afterwards. When it was showing again a week later I could not face watching it again so soon, because it is emotionally draining. But I will most certainly watch it again at some point. Beau Bridges is superb as the father (and a good father at that) trying to cope with his family's descent into poverty and the childrens' performances are unbelievably good. It does not become corny or maudlin, which given the subject matter is an achievement. It is a lesson in life. It teaches us that poverty is not just in the huddled refugees camps or drought plagued deserts we see on our tv screens each night, but is right here in the midst of us, whether in the US or any other country. It is a very upsetting film, but turning in for the night after watching it I realized how lucky I am in life. And I would recommend especially to anyone who is feeling just a bit sorry for themselves


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