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Writer (WGA):
Michael Hitchcock (written by)
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Release Date:
14 August 1996 (USA) See more »
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Tagline:
Home is where the hostages are. See more »
Plot:
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. Full summary » | Full synopsis »
Awards:
1 nomination See more »
User Reviews:
Pure Kids Stuff...But So Much Fun See more (30 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Kyle Howard ... Gregory Alan 'Grover' Beindorf

Herbert Russell ... T.J. Krupp (as Russel Harper)

Jamie Lee Curtis ... Janet Beindorf

Kevin Pollak ... Ned Beindorf

Amy Sakasitz ... Stacy Beindorf
Mooky Arizona ... Matt Finley

Caroline Aaron ... Louise Finley
Alex Seitz ... Jimmy Finley
Josh Wolford ... Teddy Finley

Wallace Shawn ... Victor 'Vic' Finley

Jennifer Love Hewitt ... Brooke Figler

Patrika Darbo ... Cafeteria Cashier

Ray Walston ... Chief Rocco

Christopher McDonald ... Donald Krupp

Colleen Camp ... Mrs. Burtis

Sheila McCarthy ... Gwenna Krupp

Jennifer Tilly ... Cindy Figler

K. Todd Freeman ... Officer Davis

Daniel Roebuck ... Officer Brickowski

Ben Stein ... Ralph Doyle

Michael Hitchcock ... Cop
Rosie Winer ... Flower Girl
Jessica Frank ... Junior Bridesmaid
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Shelley Hack ... (uncredited)

Directed by
Harry Winer 
 
Writing credits
(WGA)
Michael Hitchcock (written by)

Produced by
Jon Cowan .... associate producer
Laura Friedman .... associate producer
Carroll Newman .... co-producer
Judith A. Polone .... producer
Keith Samples .... executive producer
Harry Winer .... producer
 
Original Music by
Bruce Broughton 
 
Cinematography by
Ueli Steiger 
 
Film Editing by
Ronald Roose 
 
Casting by
Wendy Kurtzman 
 
Production Design by
Peter Jamison 
 
Art Direction by
Chris Cornwell 
 
Set Decoration by
Linda Spheeris 
 
Costume Design by
Hope Hanafin 
 
Makeup Department
Beatrice De Alba .... hair stylist
Virginia G. Hadfield .... hair stylist
Melanie Hughes .... key makeup artist
Deborah Humphries .... makeup artist (as Deborah Huss)
Christine Lee .... key hair stylist (as Chris Lee)
Lucia Mace .... hair stylist: Ms. Curtis
Tania McComas .... makeup artist: Ms. Curtis
Michele Payne .... key hair stylist
Shelley Woodhouse .... makeup artist
 
Production Management
Kim Kurumada .... production manager
Frank Salvino .... post-production supervisor
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Bruce Franklin .... first assistant director
Mike Gray .... assistant director: second unit
Mike Gray .... second assistant director
Conte Mark Matal .... second assistant director (as Conte Matal)
Michael Risner .... dga trainee
Susan Walter .... assistant director
 
Art Department
Colleen Broderick .... set dresser
Sue Brook .... swing gang
Marco A. Campos .... general foreman
Lauren Cory .... set designer
Mark Davidson .... set dresser
Cosmas A. Demetriou .... set designer
Robert E. Denne .... stand-by painter
R. Scott Doran .... art department coordinator
Don Elliott .... art swing gang
Bernadette Gillota .... prop department production assistant: Ohio
Donald Goodman .... set dresser
Naomi Hollender .... art department production assistant: Ohio
Gary A. Krakoff .... construction coordinator
Allen Lafferty .... propmaker
Thomas W. Lay Jr. .... illustrator
Ruth Lohsi .... scenic artist: Ohio
David McKlveen .... propmaker gang boss
Marc Meisels .... set dresser
Efren N. Perez .... on-set dresser
Douglas W. Randall .... property master
Jani Randall .... assistant property master
Robert L. Rovner .... art department coordinator
Jim Scolari .... art swing gang
Rob Scolari .... set dresser
Gaylene West .... set dresser
John Youngblood .... property assistant
Charles S. Serrano .... construction foreman (uncredited)
 
Sound Department
Paul Aulicino .... apprentice sound editor
John Banuelos .... sound re-recording engineer
Gary Blufer .... sound playback
Steve Bowerman .... boom operator
John Brilhante .... sound re-recordist
Louis Counte .... adr recordist
Marc Deschaine .... adr assistant
Gordon Ecker .... supervising sound editor
Ryan Eldred .... adr apprentice
John Michael Fanaris .... sound effects coordinator
Frank A. Fuller Jr. .... sound effects editor (as Frank Fuller)
Jeff Gomillion .... adr mixer
Ellen Heuer .... foley artist
Glenn Hoskinson .... sound effects editor
Victor Iorillo .... supervising sound editor
David Jobe .... foley mixer
David Kirschner .... production sound mixer (as David Kirchner)
Lee Lemont .... supervising adr editor
Kimberly Ellen Lowe .... sound effects editor (as Kimberly Lowe Voigt)
David MacMillan .... production sound mixer
Steve Mann .... sound effects editor
Blake Marion .... sound effects coordinator
Lori Martino .... adr assistant
Anthony Milch .... sound effects editor
Rocky Moriana Jr. .... sound effects editor
Christopher Moriana .... foley artist
Jay Nierenberg .... sound effects editor
Jack M. Nietzsche Jr. .... boom operator
Kevin O'Connell .... re-recording mixer
Kevin E. Patterson .... cable person
Greg P. Russell .... re-recording mixer
Douglas Shamburger .... sound utility
Dan Sharp .... sound re-recordist
Mychal Smith .... boom operator
Becky Sullivan .... adr editor
Shawn Sykora .... supervising foley editor
Tim Tuchrello .... first assistant sound editor
Donald L. Warner Jr. .... sound effects editor
Aaron D. Weisblatt .... foley editor
James Wright .... stereo sound consultant
Richard E. Yawn .... sound editor
Richard E. Yawn .... sound effects editor
 
Special Effects by
Bart Dion .... special effects assistant
David Dion .... special effects assistant
Dennis Dion .... special effects coordinator
Matt Kutcher .... special effects
 
Stunts
Chris Howell .... stunt coordinator
Donna Keegan .... stunts
Bob Ivy .... stunt double: Daniel Roebuck (uncredited)
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Lisa Bonaccorso .... camera loader
Lisa Bonaccorso .... second assistant camera: "b" camera
Craig A. Brink .... electrician
Lon Caracappa .... electrician
Jack Chouchanian .... grip
Jim Cooper .... best boy electric: CBS
Stephen Drinon .... dolly grip (as Scott Drinon)
Eric Dyson .... camera loader: "b" camera
Don Easy .... generator operator
Robert Fisher .... electrician
Mark Gambino .... grip
George Halverson .... best boy grip: CBS
Sean C. Hise .... first assistant camera
Matt Jennings .... grip: Ohio unit
Dennis Knight .... electrician: Ohio unit
Jeffrey S. Lorenz .... second assistant camera: "b" camera
Miranda Mar .... second assistant camera
Elliott Marks .... still photographer
Olga Matlin .... grip
Ken McCahan .... grip: Ohio unit
W. Russell McCormack .... grip: Ohio (as Russ McCormack)
Michelle McKinley .... second assistant camera: "b" camera
Russ Milner .... grip: Ohio unit
Jeff Orsa .... lighting technician
Brian S. Osmond .... second second assistant camera: Ohio
Keith Pallant .... electrician
Jerry Patton .... second assistant camera: "b" camera
Josh Rich .... key grip
Randy Shanofsky .... first assistant camera
Adam Richard Sklena .... first assistant camera: "b" camera (as Adam Sklena)
Yang Smith .... electrician
Phil Sovaldo .... generator operator: Ohio unit
Troy Steinmetz .... grip
Michael Stocks .... grip (as Mike Stocks)
Mark Suveg .... video assist operator
Monte Swann .... video playback operator
Matt Tonne .... best boy grip
Donna Vega .... gaffer
Steve Venetis .... best boy electric
Luke Winterburn .... grip
Ron Wisnesky .... electrician
Russ Wulf .... electrician: Ohio unit
 
Casting Department
Marc Andrekas .... extras casting
Sharon Jetton .... casting associate
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Karen Driscoll .... costumer: Ohio unit
Sybil Gray .... set costumer
Marjorie McGowan .... assistant costume designer
Leslie Miller .... costume cutter and fitter
Maurice Palinski .... set costumer
Ellen Ryba .... costume supervisor
 
Editorial Department
Gary Burritt .... negative cutter
Daniel Candib .... associate editor
Roger Cooper .... assistant film editor: Avid
Donald Freeman .... colorist
Eric London .... assistant editor
Bob McMillian .... color timer
Sandra Montiel .... assistant film editor
Eric Rigney .... avid technician
Dale Jones .... avid technician (uncredited)
 
Location Management
Frank Fletcher .... location manager: Ohio unit
Kim Jordan .... assistant location manager (as Kim O'Brien-Jordan)
Katherine Kallis .... location manager
 
Music Department
Bruce Broughton .... orchestrator
Patricia Carlin .... music editor
Christopher Kennedy .... music editor
Karen Kloack .... music coordinator
Patricia Mansbach .... music administrator
Patricia O'Keefe .... assistant: Mr. Broughton
Chris Papastephanou .... music recordist: songs
Dick Rudolph .... music supervisor (as Richard Rudolph)
Tim Sexton .... music supervisor
Armin Steiner .... score mixer
Ken Watson .... music contractor
George Doering .... musician (uncredited)
 
Transportation Department
Dennis Junt .... driver: honeywagon
Robert Lee .... transportation captain
Roger Still .... transportation coordinator
Danny L. Swanson .... picture car coordinator
Ed Tucker .... transportation co-captain
Steve Brill .... transportation dispatcher (uncredited)
 
Other crew
Kate Amer .... production coordinator: Ohio
Paul Anthony .... production assistant
Charlie Brooks .... production assistant
Susan Brooks .... swing gang: Ohio unit
Steven Buhai .... assistant: Mr. Pollak (as Steve Buhai)
Laurel Chaney .... assistant: Ms. Curtis
Laura Chapnick .... set production assistant: Ohio unit
Kathleen Conway .... stand-in
John Crawford .... set production assistant: Ohio
Pat Crowley .... set production assistant
Rita Lisa Danao .... set production assistant
Diane Durant .... script supervisor (as Diane Durant-Kelly)
Al Ebner .... unit publicist
Andrew Endsley .... set production assistant
Leigh French .... adr group coordinator
Laura Galt .... adr loop group
Melissa Gleason .... production associate
Sandy Goodman .... stand-in
Lisa Hackler .... production assistant
Lea Hastings .... stand-in
Brian Hennessy .... production assistant
Deborah Kay Howard .... stand-in
June Jordan .... stand-in
Brad Labuda .... set production assistant: Ohio unit
Peter Lambros .... swing gang: Ohio unit
Sharon London .... assistant: Mr. London
Duke Maltin .... stand-in
Annetta Marion .... office production assistant: Ohio
Terry McCarty .... stand-in
Andrea Mikolajczak .... stand-in
Patricia O'Keefe .... assistant: Mr. Broughton
Matt Papp .... set production assistant: Ohio unit
Dan Perri .... title designer
Kirk M. Petruccelli .... specialty prop design
Magi Poppe .... stand-in
Lee Poppie .... stand-in
Judd Pratt .... set production assistant: Ohio unit
Brad Rivers .... assistant: Mr. Samples
Nick Savalas .... stand-in
Patrick Sharp .... production assistant
Kim Sherwood .... stand-in
Jayne Smeerin .... assistant: Ms. Polone
Wendy Spahr .... stand-in
Ronald P. Tavalaro .... projectionist
Kaitlyn Walker .... adr artist
Kathleen Ward-Albin .... craft service department production assistant: Ohio unit
Adam N. White .... set production assistant: Ohio unit (as Adam White)
Michael Wolinski .... office production assistant
Susie Yamamoto .... 1st assistant accountant
Keith Young .... choreographer
Christine Zavala .... assistant production coordinator
 

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Perfect Family" - Japan (English title)
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MPAA:
Rated PG for thematic material and language
Runtime:
108 min
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Aspect Ratio:
1.85 : 1 See more »
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Certification:
Australia:PG | Germany:6 (w) | Iceland:L | South Korea:All | UK:PG (video premiere) | USA:PG (certificate #34179)
Filming Locations:

Did You Know?

Trivia:
T.J.'s van is a customized '70s Dodge Tradesman.See more »
Goofs:
Continuity: 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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Movie Connections:
Features Centipede (1980) (VG)See more »
Soundtrack:
Kill Someone You HateSee more »

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Pure Kids Stuff...But So Much Fun, 11 March 2017
Author: zkonedog from United States

I'll mince no words about "House Arrest": it is pure kiddie fare. The plot is ridiculous, the acting is outrageous, and the characters are overly colorful. Yet, the whole film is just plain fun!

For a basic plot summary, "House Arrest" sees young Grover Beindorf (Kyle Howard) lock his nearing-divorce parents (Jamie Lee Curtis & Kevin Pollak) in the basement in hopes of seeing them work out their problems. Predictably, insanity ensues and pretty soon three other "parental units" are trapped as well.

From beginning to end, the sight gags and goofy humor abound. The parents "down below" scheme to escape and bicker amongst themselves, the kids "above" struggle with their newfound freedom, and all the while a comically nosy neighbor tries to put the pieces together.

What always charms me about this movie is how it espouses such a great message at its core: kids just wanting their parents to get along. Incredibly sappy, for sure, but also innocent and sweet. Besides that, the auxiliary cast (especially Jennifer Tilly, Christopher McDonald, & Wallace "Rex from Toy Story" Shawn) really drives the humorous moments with their wacky antics and predicaments. Oh yeah, and a young Jennifer Love Hewitt will be every young boy's fantasy after watching this movie (!).

Thus, "House Arrest" may be cornball through and through, but director Harry Winer makes no bones about it and embraces the zany hilarity. Show this to your children and try to remember being a kid yourself!

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