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Treehouse Hostage (1999)

Timmy is a bright boy but a lousy student. His teacher, Mrs. Stevens, has threatened to fail him. While he is supposed to be working on a current events project, he captures an escaped convict and holds the man hostage in his tree-house.

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Timmy Taylor and his two friends, Stevie and Buddy capture escaped convict Carl Banks (Jim Varney) and hold him hostage in their treehouse over the weekend so that Timmy can use Carl as his current event project at school on Monday. The boys then find that Carl is mixed up in a counterfeiting ring that could spell trouble for them too. Written by van_whistler@hotmail.com

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It takes an entire police force to look for an escaped convict...And a group of ten-year-olds to catch him.


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Rated PG for mild language and crude humor | See all certifications »

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24 September 1999 (USA)  »

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Trivia

Jim Varney's character is seen to be wearing 2 vintage Casio G-Shock watches. 1 being a DW-5900, and the other being a DW-6900. See more »

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Stevie's hair during the treehouse courtroom scene. See more »

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Timmy Taylor: We checked out the old Johnson place.
Carl Banks: I told you kids to stay away from there, you could get hurt.
Stevie: Or worse, we know.
Timmy Taylor: There were these two guys there, they looked like cops.
Carl Banks: They are cops, not the kind you want to run into. They're the boss's guys, he keeps them around to minimize suspicion.
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References A Nightmare on Elm Street (1984) See more »

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Plain Girl
Written by Richard Bowers and John DeFaria
Performed by Sean Holt
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8 July 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I like this movie and I thought that this was the best Jim Varney movie yet I've seen. I liked this movie SO much that I asked for it for Christmas and watched it over and over and over again and yet I still like it. My favorite part is the tree house Court scene and when Carl escapes. I thought that both of those scenes were absolutely hilarious. Don't ask me how I got to be A Treehouse hostage fan. It's Jim Varney. I don't know how I got a Jim Varney fan I'm glad to be a fan of Jim Varney and all of his movies. I will still like this movie for a very long time and nothing will take that away from me. And I really mean that.


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