Hide and Seek

Hide and Seek

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Director: John Polson

Cast: John Polson, Robert De Niro, Dakota Fanning, Famke Janssen

     
 

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A newly single father discovers his daughter is caught up in a web of evil in this thriller. David Callaway (Robert De Niro) has been left to raise his nine-year-old daughter, Emily (Dakota Fanning), on his own after the unexpected death of his wife. David is at first amused to discover that Emily has created an imaginary friend named "Charlie," but it isn't long

Overview

A newly single father discovers his daughter is caught up in a web of evil in this thriller. David Callaway (Robert De Niro) has been left to raise his nine-year-old daughter, Emily (Dakota Fanning), on his own after the unexpected death of his wife. David is at first amused to discover that Emily has created an imaginary friend named "Charlie," but it isn't long before "Charlie" develops a sinister and violent side, and as David struggles with his daughter's growing emotional problems, he comes to the frightening realization that "Charlie" isn't just a figment of Emily's imagination. Hide and Seek also stars Famke Janssen, Dylan Baker, and Amy Irving.

Product Details

Release Date:
07/05/2005
UPC:
0024543188506
Original Release:
2005
Rating:
R
Source:
20th Century Fox
Region Code:
1
Presentation:
[Wide Screen]
Sound:
[DTS 5.1-Channel Surround Sound]
Time:
1:41:00
Sales rank:
40,721

Special Features

Closed Caption; Audio commentary by director John Polson, screenwriter Ari Schlossberg and editor Jeffrey Ford; 14 deleted/extended scenes with optional director/screenwriter/editor commentary; Rough conceptual sequences (live action intercut with storyboards); "Making-of" featurette

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Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Robert De Niro David Callaway
Dakota Fanning Emily Callaway
Famke Janssen Katherine
Elisabeth Shue Elizabeth
Amy Irving Alison Callaway
Dylan Baker Sheriff Hafferty
Melissa Leo Laura
Robert John Burke Steven
Molly Grant Kallins Amy
David Chandler Mr. Haskins
Amber McDonald Actor
Josh Flitter Actor
Alicia Harding Actor

Technical Credits
John Polson Director
Erik Aadahl Sound/Sound Designer
Colin Anderson Camera Operator
Emily Beck Art Director
Dennis Bradford Art Director
Aude Bronson-Howard Costumes/Costume Designer
Wilfred Caban Special Effects
Carmen Campolo Special Effects
Patrick Capone Cinematographer
Joseph M. Caracciolo Executive Producer
John Cenatiempo Stunts
Darren Cerullo Stunts
Blaise Corrigan Stunts
Jeffrey Ford Editor
Cathy Sandrich Gelfond Casting
Jeffrey Lee Gibson Stunts
Doug Hemphill Sound Mixer
Ilona Herman Makeup
Steven Jordan Production Designer
Barry Josephson Producer
David Kulczycki Sound Editor
Amanda Mackey-Johnson Casting
Paul Massey Sound Mixer
Tom Nelson Sound Mixer
John Ottman Score Composer
John J. Polce Stunts
Jodi Michelle Pynn Stunts
Tom Reilly Asst. Director
John Rogers Co-producer
Stephen A. Sands Consultant/advisor
Ari Schlossberg Screenwriter
Gary Tacon Stunts
Shawnna Thibodeau Stunts
Dariusz Wolski Cinematographer

Scene Index

Side #1 --
1. Emily's Mommy
2. Beyond Therapy
3. Starting Over
4. Main Titles
5. Welcome to Woodland
6. The First Night
7. Into the Woods
8. New Acquaintances
9. Charlie
10. Going Fishing
11. You Let Her Die
12. No More Friends
13. Don't Talk to Strangers
14. Where's Charlie?
15. The Hidden Room
16. Dressed for Dinner
17. Now Look What You've Done
18. What Charlie Says
19. Our Game
20. Flashes of Red
21. The Neighbors' Problem
22. Charlie's Hiding
23. Looking for Elizabeth
24. Can You See Now?
25. Daddy Can't Save Me
26. Daddy's Gone
27. The Sheriff's Surprise
28. Liar, Liar
29. One Last Game
30. Hide and Seek
31. Daddy's Little Girl
32. End Titles
1. Emily's Mommy
2. Beyond Therapy
3. Starting Over
4. Main Titles
5. Welcome to Woodland
6. The First Night
7. Into the Woods
8. New Acquaintances
9. Charlie
10. Going Fishing
11. You Let Her Die
12. No More Friends
13. Don't Talk to Strangers
14. Where's Charlie?
15. The Hidden Room
16. Dressed for Dinner
17. Now Look What You've Done
18. What Charlie Says
19. Our Game
20. Flashes of Red
21. The Neighbors' Problem
22. Charlie's Hiding
23. Looking for Elizabeth
24. Can You See Now?
25. Daddy Can't Save Me
26. Daddy's Gone
27. The Sheriff's Surprise
28. Liar, Liar
29. One Last Game
30. Hide and Seek
31. Daddy's Little Girl
32. End Titles
1. Emily's Mommy
2. Beyond Therapy
3. Starting Over
4. Main Titles
5. Welcome to Woodland
6. The First Night
7. Into the Woods
8. New Acquaintances
9. Charlie
10. Going Fishing
11. You Let Her Die
12. No More Friends
13. Don't Talk to Strangers
14. Where's Charlie?
15. The Hidden Room
16. Dressed for Dinner
17. Now Look What You've Done
18. What Charlie Says
19. Our Game
20. Flashes of Red
21. The Neighbors' Problem
22. Charlie's Hiding
23. Looking for Elizabeth
24. Can You See Now?
25. Daddy Can't Save Me
26. Daddy's Gone
27. The Sheriff's Surprise
28. Liar, Liar
29. One Last Game
30. Hide and Seek
31. Daddy's Little Girl
32. End Titles
1. Emily's Mommy
2. Beyond Therapy
3. Starting Over
4. Main Titles
5. Welcome to Woodland
6. The First Night
7. Into the Woods
8. New Acquaintances
9. Charlie
10. Going Fishing
11. You Let Her Die
12. No More Friends
13. Don't Talk to Strangers
14. Where's Charlie?
15. The Hidden Room
16. Dressed for Dinner
17. Now Look What You've Done
18. What Charlie Says
19. Our Game
20. Flashes of Red
21. The Neighbors' Problem
22. Charlie's Hiding
23. Looking for Elizabeth
24. Can You See Now?
25. Daddy Can't Save Me
26. Daddy's Gone
27. The Sheriff's Surprise
28. Liar, Liar
29. One Last Game
30. Hide and Seek
31. Daddy's Little Girl
32. End Titles
1. Emily's Mommy
2. Beyond Therapy
3. Starting Over
4. Main Titles
5. Welcome to Woodland
6. The First Night
7. Into the Woods
8. New Acquaintances
9. Charlie
10. Going Fishing
11. You Let Her Die
12. No More Friends
13. Don't Talk to Strangers
14. Where's Charlie?
15. The Hidden Room
16. Dressed for Dinner
17. Now Look What You've Done
18. What Charlie Says
19. Our Game
20. Flashes of Red
21. The Neighbors' Problem
22. Charlie's Hiding
23. Looking for Elizabeth
24. Can You See Now?
25. Daddy Can't Save Me
26. Daddy's Gone
27. The Sheriff's Surprise
28. Liar, Liar
29. One Last Game
30. Hide and Seek
31. Daddy's Little Girl
32. End Titles

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Hide and Seek 3.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 6 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This movie has great stars but that's it. It's so predictable that when we find out Charlie's real identity, it's just like every twist in every other thriller, not one bit original and any good thought you had about the film up until then evaporates into thin air. Thumbs down.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I really did like this movie after seeing it. The ending of the movie is awesome, but overall is a little slow. I wish it could have been a little frightening, but it's worth watching.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I think this movie was really exiting. And the end when you find out that the dad is charlie thats really the most exiting part for me.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I think the movie is a pyschological thriller that was confusing and I had to watch it on DVD twice to get it.The movie's song called Emily's theme was fitting.She is traumatized by her mother's death,so she is revealing what she's feeling inside without the emotions one expects from a grieving person:her mother was Emily's playmate,her father was the evil Charlie because he is too disconnected from his family,the neighbors were weird,saying how pretty Emily is when we know she's creepy-looking(because that's how Emily wishes people to see her),Emily's father's supposedly divorced girlfriend(maybe Emily is threatened by her replacing her mother so she sets the scene in her head that "Charlie" will kill her),Emily's refusal to play with a girl her own age(that's a bit of maturity for a 9 year old & not wanting to play with toys anymore),& Katherine(maybe Emily's new mother?)rescuing Emily from her deranged father/Charlie.In the end,Emily is seeing herself as 2-faced in her picture.Emily sets her characters in motion.This is her game of "Hide & Seek", however deadly.In her mind,Emily blames her father for her mother's death so she sees her father as the bad guy(perhaps the guy that her mother was having an affair & Emily knew about that).That is why she rarely shows emotions because all of this is not really happening.She is zoned into her own world,playing.I know the director wants to portray her as innocent,but I believe she is far from innocent.There is definitely something wrong with Emily,perhaps disturbing.As the movie suggest,trauma causes pain.She wants everyone to feel her pain her way.It's just too bad that the movie wasn't clear.However, nice effort.
bridget3420 More than 1 year ago
I love psychological thrillers and this one really delivered!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago