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House Arrest (1996)

 -  Comedy | Family  -  14 August 1996 (USA)
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A group of children, desperate to keep their various parents from getting divorces, kidnap them and hold them prisoner in a basement in order to force them to reconcile.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
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Gregory Alan 'Grover' Beindorf
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T.J. Krupp (as Russel Harper)
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Janet Beindorf
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Ned Beindorf
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Stacy Beindorf
Mooky Arizona ...
Matt Finley
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Louise Finley
Alex Seitz ...
Jimmy Finley
Josh Wolford ...
Teddy Finley
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Victor 'Vic' Finley
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Brooke Figler
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Cafeteria Cashier
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Chief Rocco
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Donald Krupp
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Mrs. Burtis
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Storyline

High-schooler Grover Beindorf and his younger sister Stacy decide that their parents, Janet and Ned, are acting childishly when they decide to divorce after 18 years of marriage, so they lock them up in the basement until they'll sort out their problems. Their schoolfriends also decide to do the same with their parents to solve their respective problems. Written by Anonymous

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Home is where the hostages are. See more »

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Comedy | Family

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Rated PG for thematic material and language | See all certifications »

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14 August 1996 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Areszt domowy  »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend:

$3,121,824 (USA) (16 August 1996)

Gross:

$6,970,578 (USA) (18 October 1996)
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Trivia

T.J.'s van is a customized '70s Dodge Tradesman. See more »

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When the Police ring the door bell, the Christmas lights are flashing, however this was after Mr. Beindorf had shut off the power to the house. See more »

Quotes

Jimmy Finley: You can't tell us what to do!
Teddy Finley: Yeah, you're not our real mom!
[they set off a rocket with a tomato stuck to it and it gets on Louise, who then wipes it off]
Louise Finley: That's how I know there's a God.
Victor 'Vic' Finley: Louise!
Louise Finley: I'm coming!
[to Matt]
Louise Finley: Will you just get the bomb squad dressed?
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Crazy Credits

As the closing credits roll, we are shown the various family members in Hawaii hula-dancing, often in native garb or something close to it, singly and in various combinations. The footage ends with Chief Rocco (Ray Walston) stumbling out of some bushes with a set of night-vision goggles with which he tries to observe the rest of the cast (in full daylight). See more »

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Too Good To Wake From
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A Wonderful Family Movie!
25 May 2003 | by (vancouver) – See all my reviews

After Grover(Kyle Howard) and his younger sister Stacy(Amy Sakasitz) find out that their parents, Janet(Jamie Lee Curtis)and Ned Beindorf(Kevin Pollak) are getting separated and maybe divorced they decide to lock them in the basement so that they can figure things out. But during school, Grover tells his friend Matt(Mooky Arizona)what he did to his parents and the school bully T.J.(Russel Harper)hears them and decides to lock his parents in Grover's basement too, along with Matt's parents and Brooke's mother too. Brooke is played by Jennifer Love Hewitt and she plays a popular girl in school on who Grover has a big crush on. I thought this was a wonderful family movie. It was very funny and I think it can be enjoyed by both kids and adults. All the actors do a good job and it's just a very entertaining movie. A lot of people have complained and said that this movie was very unrealistic and things like that would never happen in real life but c'mon, what movie is really realistic and things that happen in movies usually don't happen in real life but you should enjoy movies such as these while you still can. Anyways, I would give House Arrest 9/10.


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