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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 »

Goofs

The string pulling the chair away from the door can be clearly seen, as Mr. Beindorf is trying to break down the basement door. See more »

Quotes

Victor 'Vic' Finley: [Louise is crying] Just hang in there, honey, when we get out of here I'll buy you a whole truck load of cigarettes.
Louise Finley: It's not that, it's just, it must be nice to have kids who love you so much.
Victor 'Vic' Finley: What're you talking about? My kids love you.
Louise Finley: You see? It's your kids. They don't think of me as their mother, they don't even want me as their mother.
Victor 'Vic' Finley: Well of course they do! Why do you think they locked you in here?
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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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References Twilight Zone (1959) See more »

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Do What You Gotta Do For Love
Performed by BoBoYama featuring Michael Sembello
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Jamie Lee at her best
18 January 1999 | by (Australia) – See all my reviews

Now this movie was a good one seeing as though it did not reach the big screen. Jamie Lee Curtis leads an all star cast in this hilarious comedy about love, Hope and a little bit of luck.

House arrest a must see holiday flick.


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