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Hide In Plain Sight(1980)

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  • hide in plain sight

    • kevin sellers
    • 6/29/17

    Don't quite know why the critics had it in for James Caan as a director on this one. It's not THAT bad, especially for a first effort. I thought the performances were actually quite restrained and low key for the most part, which is certainly not the usual practice when an actor goes behind the camera. I was especially taken with the work of Jill Eikenberry, Robert Viharo, and Barbara Rae. And I felt the pacing was quite good. No dead spots or cinematic self indulgence and it was all eminently watchable, with a nice feel for Buffalo in the late 70s. So, while this film is annoyingly post Watergate era anti govt. in its attitude with every public official either an arrogant scumbag or rude and uncooperative and even though the script has some holes (not surprising since the scenarist is loony Spencer Eastman) like not explaining how the mob finds out Viharo is in Albuquerque or making it ridiculously easy for Caan to find out where his kids are, (i.e. I doubt all the real Thomas Hacklin had to do to get this vital info was threaten a secretary with a raised typewriter) I actually found myself caring about not only Hacklin, but Scalise as well, and isn't that the ultimate test of any decent movie, when you sympathize with not just the hero but the adversary as well? Give it a B. P.S. The 80s had some great sleazy suit character actors, huh? Let's see, you had Lane Smith, Michael Murphy, Nick Coster, G.D. Spradlin, J.T. Walsh and Joseph Sommer here. And that's just off the top of my head.

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