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House Arrest (1996)

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

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There would be no cobwebs, and certainly no live rats, in a laundry chute that had been completely sealed years earlier as shown. See more »

Quotes

Gregory Alan 'Grover' Beindorf: Remember when you said I should lock my parents in the closet?
Matt Finley: Yeah...
Gregory Alan 'Grover' Beindorf: Well, I did! Only I didn't lock them in the closet, I locked them in the basement. Only, I didn't actually lock them in, I nailed the door shut. And I told them I wasn't letting them out until they worked out their problems.
Matt Finley: You're kidding right?
Gregory Alan 'Grover' Beindorf: No Matt, I swear, I swear... it was like, I had to do it.
Matt Finley: Dude, you kidnapped your parents? Jeez!
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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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This isn't that bad of a movie
1 September 2002 | by (Hell) – See all my reviews

Ok, I know this isn't the greatest movie but it is a good movie if you are from the younger generation. It's about some kids who are frustrated at their parents for fighting all the time. They lock them up in their basement. At school some bullies overheard Grover talking to his friend about what he did and he wants part of it. I liked the actors and the acting all together.


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