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House of Cards (1993)

PG-13  |   |  Drama  |  25 June 1993 (USA)
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When Ruth Matthews's husband is killed in a fall at an archaeological dig, her daughter Sally handles her father's death in a very odd manner. As Sally's condition worsens, Ruth takes her ... See full summary »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
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Ruth Matthews
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Jake Beerlander
Asha Menina ...
Sally Matthews
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Michael Matthews
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Adelle
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Lillian Huber
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Stoker
Anne Pitoniak ...
Judge
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Selord
Jacqueline Cassell ...
Gloria Miller (as Jacqueline Cassel)
John Henderson ...
Bart Huber
Craig Fuller ...
Ray Huber
Rick Marshall ...
Frank Stearson
Reuben Valiquette Murray ...
Reuben
Emily Russell ...
Emily
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When Ruth Matthews's husband is killed in a fall at an archaeological dig, her daughter Sally handles her father's death in a very odd manner. As Sally's condition worsens, Ruth takes her to see Jake, an expert in childhood autism. Jake attempts to bring Sally out of her mental disarray through traditional therapy methods, but Ruth takes a different route. She risks her own sanity by attempting to enter her daughter's mind and make sense of the seemingly bizarre things that Sally does, including building a wondrous house of cards. Written by Kathy Li

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A Journey That Will Open Your Mind... And Touch Your Heart.

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Rated PG-13 for theme | See all certifications »
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25 June 1993 (USA)  »

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Before I Wake  »

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$322,871 (USA)
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This film was completed in 1991 by A&M Films. The film then was shelved for two years until it was picked up by Miramax Films for release in 1993. See more »

Goofs

Kathleen Turner's character says that all railways in the world have the same gauge which is absolutely not true. Examples: Spain - 5' 6"; Ireland - 5' 3" and 3'; India - 5' 6", 2'6" + 1m; Peru - 3'; Portugal - 5' 5 9/16" (1.1665m) + 1 m; Russia - 5'; East Africa - 1m; Nigeria - 3'6"; Sierra Leone - 2'6"; South Africa - 3'6"; Burma - 1m; Ceylon 5'6" + 2'6". See more »

Quotes

[first lines from off]
Sally Matthews: Why do people dream?
Selord: To see things better.
Sally Matthews: Where do people come from?
Selord: The gods made them.
Sally Matthews: Where do the gods live?
Selord: They live in every living thing.
Sally Matthews: Why did they make people?
Selord: They were bored. They needed people around to entertain them.
Sally Matthews: Why do the gods let people die?
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References TRON (1982) See more »

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Educational
5 June 1999 | by See all my reviews

This film was educational about the problems that autistic children face. The part of the film that stays with me is when Tommy Lee Jones's character states that a lot of autistic children are misdiagnosed as crack babies or something else....even demonic possession. I work with autistic children and the repetition shown by the children in the movie is displayed. If you want to see a healthy environment for autustic children, this movie has it.


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