Hide in Plain Sight

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"If the Justice Dept of the United States abducted your children, what would you do?"
  • PG
  • 1980
  • 1 hr 32 min
  • 6.4  (994)

Hide in Plain Sight is a 1980 American drama film directed by James Caan and starring James Caan, Jill Eikenberry, and Robert Viharo. The movie tells the story of a man named Thomas Hacklin, played by James Caan, who is a divorced father struggling to find a job to support his two children. When his ex-wife leaves the state with their children without his knowledge, he embarks on a quest to find them and bring them back.

Set in the 1960s, Hide in Plain Sight begins with Hacklin working as a truck driver in New Jersey. When he returns home from work, he finds that his ex-wife has left a note saying that she is taking their kids to California to start a new life with her new husband. Hacklin is devastated and realizes that he must take drastic action if he is to have any chance of being reunited with his children.

Hacklin begins his search by seeking help from the authorities, but they are unable to locate his ex-wife and children. Desperate and alone, he turns to his friends in the local neighborhood who are sympathetic to his cause. They suggest that he look for his children by himself, as he may be more successful than the authorities. He embarks on a cross-country journey to California, where he hopes to find his children and bring them home.

As he makes his way west, Hacklin faces numerous obstacles along the way. He has no money and must rely on the kindness of strangers to survive. He also encounters people who try to take advantage of him, from thieves to corrupt law enforcement officials. Throughout his journey, he is driven by his love for his children and his determination to bring them home.

As Hacklin gets closer to California, his search becomes more dangerous. He discovers that his ex-wife is involved with a dangerous man who is involved in criminal activities. As he tries to locate his children, he realizes that he may be putting his own life in danger.

The film is a gripping drama that explores the lengths that a father will go to in order to protect his family. James Caan delivers a powerful performance as a man on a mission, and he is supported by an excellent cast that includes Jill Eikenberry and Robert Viharo. Director James Caan also does an excellent job of capturing the feel of the 1960s, from the music to the fashion.

Overall, Hide in Plain Sight is a well-crafted drama that explores themes of love, family, and determination. It is a movie that will resonate with anyone who has ever struggled to protect the ones they love.

Hide in Plain Sight is a 1980 drama with a runtime of 1 hour and 32 minutes. It has received moderate reviews from critics and viewers, who have given it an IMDb score of 6.4.

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    1 hr 32 min
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  • IMDB Rating
    6.4  (994)