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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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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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James Horner's original score is based on his score for the film Where the River Runs Black (1986) also a film that involves a child in it's storyline. Intrada Records released a limited edition soundtrack which instantly sold out in a record amount of hours, such as their release of Michael Small's unused score for The China Syndrome (1979) had done previously. See more »

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When Sally approaches the tower, she is shown standing still, yet a long shot shows her walking. See more »

Quotes

Ruth Matthews: Everybody goes off into their own worlds sometimes; I do!
Jake Beerlander: Yes, of course we all do, but we come back.
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Deep, if you're paying attention
7 May 2003 | by (Denton, Texas) – See all my reviews

Everyone I know thinks this movie is weird, until I make them rewatch the beginning and pay close attention. Then they love it.

Whoever trashed this movie regarding the autism obviously did not watch it. The child was NOT austistic. She was trying to handle her father's death with things she learned from her Mayan archaeologist friend.

I think if you have any brain in your head and have an attention span large enough to actually watch the whole movie, it is thoroughly enjoyable.


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