The Hidden 1987 ***

Jack Sholder’s 1987 romp is a very enjoyable example of B movie action; cop Tom Beck (Michael Nouri)  is teamed with FBI agent Lloyd Gallagher (Kyle McLachlan), only to find out that his partner is an alien in disguise. Soon they’re on the trail of a more deadly breed; an alien that passes from host to host, via their mouths in gross-out detail, and has a penchant for stealing sports cars. McLachlan’s character contains many of the same elements as his Twin Peaks protagonist Agent Cooper, and his interplay with Nouri is fast and funny while the action puts many other prestige pictures to shame. A minor role for Danny Trejo completes a package to trash cinema-fan should be without.


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