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House of Cards (1993)

PG-13 | | Drama | 25 June 1993 (USA)
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A widow tries to find out why her daughter's strange behavior, a reaction to the death of her father, is progressively worsening.

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Lillian Huber
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Stoker
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Gloria Miller (as Jacqueline Cassel)
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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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Before I Wake  »

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$322,871
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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 »

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In the viewing room scenes, the room from which the viewing is done is as brightly lit as the viewed room: for the 'one way mirror' to work the former must be dimmer than the latter (in fact usually it is virtually unlit except for desk lamps for making notes). See more »

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Ruth Matthews: We all go a little crazy sometimes, Doctor.
Jake Beerlander: Yes, Ms. Matthews, but most of us come back.
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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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