Hiding Out (1987)

PG-13 | 98 mins | Comedy | 6 November 1987

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HISTORY

End credits include thanks from producers to: “Raffaella de Laurentiis; Massachusetts Film Commission; Michael Dick; North Carolina Film Commission; Rick Finkelstein; Beth Donohue; Norman Herman; Sharon Morrill; Rachel Greene; Patti Greaney; Marilyn Osborn, Will Lafayette, Nancy Seidman; H.C. Shays.”
       Hiding Out marked the feature film directorial debut for Bob Giraldi, who had previously directed commercials and music videos including Michael Jackson’s “Beat It” and Lionel Richie’s “All Night Long” videos, as noted in the 22 Dec 1986 HR.
       Principal photography began 30 Mar 1987 at the De Laurentiis Film Studios in Wilmington, NC, according to a production chart in the 31 Mar 1987 HR. Some exterior shots were also filmed in Boston, MA. While in production, the film was called Adult Education, but after that title tested poorly, the name was changed to Hiding Out to better position the movie as youth oriented, according to a report in the 4 Nov 1987 Var.
       The budget was $7 million and a $6 million advertising campaign was planned for the film’s opening on 850 screens nationwide on 6 Nov ... More Less

End credits include thanks from producers to: “Raffaella de Laurentiis; Massachusetts Film Commission; Michael Dick; North Carolina Film Commission; Rick Finkelstein; Beth Donohue; Norman Herman; Sharon Morrill; Rachel Greene; Patti Greaney; Marilyn Osborn, Will Lafayette, Nancy Seidman; H.C. Shays.”
       Hiding Out marked the feature film directorial debut for Bob Giraldi, who had previously directed commercials and music videos including Michael Jackson’s “Beat It” and Lionel Richie’s “All Night Long” videos, as noted in the 22 Dec 1986 HR.
       Principal photography began 30 Mar 1987 at the De Laurentiis Film Studios in Wilmington, NC, according to a production chart in the 31 Mar 1987 HR. Some exterior shots were also filmed in Boston, MA. While in production, the film was called Adult Education, but after that title tested poorly, the name was changed to Hiding Out to better position the movie as youth oriented, according to a report in the 4 Nov 1987 Var.
       The budget was $7 million and a $6 million advertising campaign was planned for the film’s opening on 850 screens nationwide on 6 Nov 1987.
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BIBLIOGRAPHIC SOURCES
SOURCE
DATE
PAGE
Daily Variety
30 Oct 1987
p. 3, 18.
Hollywood Reporter
22 Dec 1986
p. 1, 26.
Hollywood Reporter
31 Mar 1987.
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Hollywood Reporter
10 Nov 1987
p. 3, 35.
Los Angeles Times
6 Nov 1987
p. 23.
New York Times
6 Nov 1987
p. 21.
Variety
4 Nov 1987
p. 10.
Variety
4 Nov 1987
p. 14, 16.
CAST
PRODUCTION CREDITS
NAME
PARENT COMPANY
PRODUCTION TEXTS
De Laurentiis Entertainment Group presents
An Evenmore Entertainment/Locomotion Pictures Production
A Bob Giraldi Film
NAME
CREDITED AS
CREDIT
DIRECTORS
Unit prod mgr
Unit prod mgr
1st asst dir
2d asst dir
2d unit dir
2d unit asst dir
DGA trainee
2d 2d asst dir, Boston crew
PRODUCERS
Exec prod
WRITERS
PHOTOGRAPHY
Dir of photog
Cam op
1st asst cam
2d asst cam
Gaffer
Elec best boy
Generator op
Best boy grip
Dolly grip
Rigging crew
Rigging crew
Rigging crew
Cam op 2d unit
Cam asst 2d unit
Video asst
Asst video
Video playback
Steadicam op, Boston crew
Steadicam op, Boston crew
Cam asst, Boston crew
ART DIRECTORS
Prod des
Art dir
FILM EDITORS
Assoc film ed
Assoc film ed
Assoc film ed
Asst film ed
Asst film ed
Apprentice ed
SET DECORATORS
Set dec
Leadman
Swing gang
Swing gang
Swing gang
Swing gang
Swing gang
Swing gang
Scenic artist
Construction coord
Construction foreman
Labor foreman
Labor foreman
Prop master
Asst prop
Standby painter
Set dec, Boston crew
Swing gang, Boston crew
Swing gang, Boston crew
COSTUMES
Cost des
Asst to cost des
Key costumer
Ward asst
MUSIC
Original score by
Mus ed
Mus coord
Mus coord
For Virgin Records
For Virgin Records
For Virgin Records
For Virgin Records
SOUND
Sd mixer
Boom man
Cable man
Supv re-rec mixer
Re-rec mixer
Re-rec mixer
Sound des by
Supv sd ed
Supv sd ed
Supv sd ed
Rec engineer
Cable man, Boston crew
VISUAL EFFECTS
Spec eff
Title des
Asst spec eff
MAKEUP
Makeup artist
2d makeup
Hairstylist
2d hairstylist
PRODUCTION MISC
Casting
Casting
Scr supv
Craft service
Craft service
Transportation coord
Transportation capt
Cam truck driver
Ward truck driver
Makeup trick driver
Honeywagon truck driver
Utility driver
Utility driver
Prod coord
Prod accountant
Asst accountant
Loc mgr
Loc supv
Loc asst
Voice casting
Asst to Mr. Tudor
Asst to Mr. Tudor
Asst to Mr. Rothberg
Asst to Mr. Rothberg
Asst to Mr. Giraldi
Casting asst
Prod secy
Prod asst
Prod asst
Prod asst
Unit pub
Medic
Tutor
Caterer
Atmosphere casting
Loc mgr, Boston crew
Asst loc, Boston crew
Craft services, Boston crew
Transportation coord, Boston crew
Prod secy, Boston crew
Prod asst, Boston crew
Prod asst, Boston crew
Prod asst, Boston crew
Prod asst, Boston crew
Prod asst, Boston crew
Atmosphere casting, Boston crew
Caterer, Boston crew
Post-prod supv
STAND INS
Stunt coord
Stunt player
Stunt player
Stunt player
Stunt player
Stunt player
Stunt player
Stunt player
Stunt player
Stunt player
Stun player
Stunt player
Stunt player
Stunt player
Stunt player
Stunt player
Stunt player
Stunt player
COLOR PERSONNEL
Col timer
Col by
SOURCES
SONGS
“Live My Life,” performed by Boy George, written by Allee Willis/Danny Sembello, produced by Paul Fox/John Robie, published by Streamline Moderne Music/Texascity Music (BMI)/No Pain, No Gain/Unicity Music, Inc. (ASCAP), courtesy of Virgin Records America Inc.
“Run! Hide!” performed by All That Jazz, written by Peter Lööv/Niklas Hellberg/Patrik Willard, re-mixed by West Side Studios, London, UK, published by Red Herring Music (PRS)/administered by Misty Music AB (STIM), courtesy of Virgin Records America Inc.
“Seattle,” performed by P.I.L. (Public Image Ltd.), written by Allan Dias/Lu Edmonds/John Lydon/John McGeoch/Bruce Smith, published by Virgin Music Inc. (ASCAP), courtesy of Virgin Records America, Inc.
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SONGS
“Live My Life,” performed by Boy George, written by Allee Willis/Danny Sembello, produced by Paul Fox/John Robie, published by Streamline Moderne Music/Texascity Music (BMI)/No Pain, No Gain/Unicity Music, Inc. (ASCAP), courtesy of Virgin Records America Inc.
“Run! Hide!” performed by All That Jazz, written by Peter Lööv/Niklas Hellberg/Patrik Willard, re-mixed by West Side Studios, London, UK, published by Red Herring Music (PRS)/administered by Misty Music AB (STIM), courtesy of Virgin Records America Inc.
“Seattle,” performed by P.I.L. (Public Image Ltd.), written by Allan Dias/Lu Edmonds/John Lydon/John McGeoch/Bruce Smith, published by Virgin Music Inc. (ASCAP), courtesy of Virgin Records America, Inc.
Real Life,” performed by Black Britain, written by Michael Jones/David Sanchez/Rene Campos/Ron Elliston/Kevin Elliston/Roderick Hart/William D. Strowman/Mick A’Court, published by Lifo Music (BMI)/Colgems-EMI Music, Inc. (ASCAP), courtesy of Virgin Records America, Inc.
“Bang Your Head,” performed by Lolita Pop, written by Benkt Svensson/Stan Booberg, arranged by Lolita Pop, published by Misty Music AB (STIM), courtesy of Virgin Records America, Inc.
“My Favourite Room,” performed by Lime Spiders, written by Mick Blood, published by Virgin Music Inc. (ASCAP), courtesy of Virgin Records America Inc.
“I Refuse,” performed by Hue & Cry, written by Gregory Kane/Patrick Kane, published by Chappell & Co. (ASCAP), courtesy of Circa Records Ltd.
“Catch Me (I’m Falling),” performed by Pretty Poison, written by Jade Starling/Whey Cooler, re-mixed by Victory, Gladwyne, PA, published by Genetic Music (ASCAP), courtesy of Virgin Records America Inc.
“Crying,” performed by Roy Orbison and k. d. king, written by Roy Orbison/Joe Melson, produced by Pete Anderson, additional production by Don Was/David Was, published by Acuff-Rose/Opreyland Music, Inc.(BMI), courtesy of Virgin Records America Inc. and Sire Records
“Dizzy Miss Lizzie,” performed by the Flying Lizards, written by Larry Williams, published by Arc Music Corp. (BMI)/SBY/ATV Music (BMI), courtesy of Static Records
“You Don’t Know,” performed by Scarlett & Black, written by Robin Hild, published by Bittern Music (BMI), courtesy of Virgin Records America Inc.
“Anchors Aweigh,” performed by Topsail Junior/Senior High School Band, written by Charles Zimmerman, published by SBK Robbins Catalog Inc
“So Different Now,” performed by Felix Cavaliere, written by Felix Cavaliere/Michael Mugrage, executive producer Felix Cavaliere, produced by John Jansen, published by DEG Entertainment Music Co. (ASCAP)/Largo Music Publishing, Inc. (ASCAP).
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DETAILS
Alternate Title:
Adult Education
Release Date:
6 November 1987
Premiere Information:
Los Angeles and New York openings: 6 November 1987
Production Date:
began 30 March 1987 in Wilmington, NC.
Copyright Claimant:
DeLaurentiis Entertainment Group, Inc.
Copyright Date:
29 December 1987
Copyright Number:
PA362407
Physical Properties:
Sound
Dolby Stereo ® in Selected Theatres
Color
Duration(in mins):
98
MPAA Rating:
PG-13
Country:
United States
Language:
English
PCA No:
28813
SYNOPSIS

In Boston, Massachusetts, the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) takes twenty-nine-year-old stockbroker Andrew Morenski into protective custody while awaiting the trial of local gangster, Victor Kapados. Andrew and several colleagues are key witnesses in stock scam. After Andrew becomes restless, FBI agents take him to a diner for breakfast. However, a gangster gunman comes into the diner and opens fire, killing one FBI agent and injuring the other. Andrew is not harmed, but runs for his life, followed closely by the hitman. Andrew eludes the killer and hitchhikes with a truck driver to Topsail Bay, Delaware, where he phones his Aunt Lucy, who tells him to meet her at the high school where she works. Andrew cuts off his beard and dyes the sides of his hair blonde to give himself a punk look. He trades his $500 Italian sports coat for a black pea coat from a bum to complete the look. When he goes to Topsail High School to meet his Aunt Lucy, the office personnel mistake him for a new student and send him to register for classes. He tells the registrar he is “Maxwell Hauser” from Texas, taking the name from a can of Maxwell House coffee he spots in the office. Andrew’s fifteen-year-old cousin, Patrick Morenski, Aunt Lucy’s son, is enrolled in Andrew’s first class. Patrick does not initially recognize him, but Andrew convinces him they are cousins. After classes, Aunt Lucy also does not recognize Andrew and the cousins opt not to tell her who “Maxwell” really is, just saying he is Patrick’s new friend. With Andrew’s disappearance in all the newspapers, he decides the mobsters might contact Lucy looking for him, so ... +


In Boston, Massachusetts, the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) takes twenty-nine-year-old stockbroker Andrew Morenski into protective custody while awaiting the trial of local gangster, Victor Kapados. Andrew and several colleagues are key witnesses in stock scam. After Andrew becomes restless, FBI agents take him to a diner for breakfast. However, a gangster gunman comes into the diner and opens fire, killing one FBI agent and injuring the other. Andrew is not harmed, but runs for his life, followed closely by the hitman. Andrew eludes the killer and hitchhikes with a truck driver to Topsail Bay, Delaware, where he phones his Aunt Lucy, who tells him to meet her at the high school where she works. Andrew cuts off his beard and dyes the sides of his hair blonde to give himself a punk look. He trades his $500 Italian sports coat for a black pea coat from a bum to complete the look. When he goes to Topsail High School to meet his Aunt Lucy, the office personnel mistake him for a new student and send him to register for classes. He tells the registrar he is “Maxwell Hauser” from Texas, taking the name from a can of Maxwell House coffee he spots in the office. Andrew’s fifteen-year-old cousin, Patrick Morenski, Aunt Lucy’s son, is enrolled in Andrew’s first class. Patrick does not initially recognize him, but Andrew convinces him they are cousins. After classes, Aunt Lucy also does not recognize Andrew and the cousins opt not to tell her who “Maxwell” really is, just saying he is Patrick’s new friend. With Andrew’s disappearance in all the newspapers, he decides the mobsters might contact Lucy looking for him, so it is best to keep her ignorant. However, Patrick does let Andrew stay in his bedroom in the attic, explaining that his mother never comes up there.
As they leave a local diner, a birthday card addressed to his grandmother falls out of Andrew’s coat pocket, but a waitress finds it and mails it for him. The next day in history class, when the teacher tells the class that U.S. President Richard Nixon was a good man who was set up as a fall guy by radicals, Andrew challenges her ideas. The teacher sends him to the office for disagreeing with her, but the other students are impressed by him. During lunch, two senior girls, Ryan Campbell and Chloe, chat with Andrew and Patrick. Ryan hits it off Andrew, but her boyfriend, Kevin O’Roarke, a jock who is running for student body president, quickly comes to retrieve her. After class, several African-American students approach Andrew, suggesting he run against Kevin for president and improvise a rap song for his campaign. However, Andrew declines to run. Meanwhile, Patrick takes a driving lesson, but nearly wrecks the car. A few days later, Andrew goes to Ryan’s house to take her on a date. Her father, Bob Campbell, is initially gruff, but Andrew wins him over after spotting a $1,000 deduction he failed to take on his income tax form. Ryan and Andrew go to a roller skating rink. Andrew is not experienced and holds onto Ryan who helps teach him to skate. Afterwards, she kisses him on the cheek. Before he gets back to Aunt Lucy’s house, Patrick finds Andrew, warning that the FBI is at the house looking for him. They came to Topsail Bay because Andrew used an automated bank teller in the area. Patrick gives Andrew a copy of his mother’s keys to the school, telling him to sleep there from now on. Alone in the school at night, Andrew uses the PA system to make fake announcements and dances through the halls. This continues nightly for several weeks until the school custodian, Ezzard, catches him. Ezzard has figured out who Andrew really is thanks to the mock announcements on the PA system. But rather than turn Andrew in, Ezzard shares some liquor with him and lets him sleep in the basement. In the weeks that follow, Patrick gets his learner’s driving permit and gains the confidence to ask a girl out on a date. Andrew and Ryan continue seeing each other, but she wants to go slow before having sex. Andrew also agrees to run for student body president against Kevin. Meanwhile, the newspapers report that a third witness in the Kapados trial has been murdered, leaving Andrew the only person who can testify against him. At Grandma Jennie’s house, a hitman posing as an FBI agent questions her about Andrew’s whereabouts. The hitman notices the postmark from the birthday card Andrew sent her and heads for Topsail Bay. On a date, Ryan questions why Andrew has never invited her to his house or given her his telephone number. Andrew confesses everything to Ryan, who is upset, but supportive. Afterward, Andrew goes to the diner where he tells Kevin he is dropping out of the election and giving Ryan back to him. The mob hitman comes in and catches a quick glimpse of Andrew as he is leaving. Realizing this is a favorite hangout for high schoolers, the killer goes to the school, draws a beard on one of Andrew’s campaign posters and knows he has found his target’s hiding place. The next day during an assembly, the principal announces Andrew the winner of the election. When Kevin demands a recount, a show of hands reveals Andrew the winner by an overwhelming majority. Meanwhile, the hitman is in the rafters of the auditorium with a high-powered rifle aimed at Andrew. Ezzard spots the sniper and punches him, shots are fired and pandemonium breaks out. Kevin and Andrew climb into the rafters to fight the hitman who ultimately falls to the floor, dead. Andrew returns to Boston, where his testimony ensures that Kapados is sent to prison. After the trial, Andrew says goodbye to his family and the FBI takes him away to give him a new identity to protect him from the wrath of the mobsters. A year later, Ryan is a student at the University of Iowa. While reading on campus one day, Andrew approaches her, explaining he is now going by the name “Eddie Collins” and working there. Ryan tells him she followed the trial and that she and Kevin broke up. The two kiss.
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