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The Glass House (2001)

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An orphaned teenager is taken in by a Malibu couple but discovers they aren't the caring friends they seemed to be.

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Uncle Jack
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E.B. (as China Jesusita Shavers)
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When Ruby Baker's parents are killed in a car accident, she and her brother, Rhett, must travel to Malibu, to live with Terrence and Erin Glass, their former neighbors. At first, all seems well. Ruby is making new friends at school and Rhett is getting more video games and flashy toys than he's ever had in his life. When Ruby speaks to her family's estate lawyer, he tells her that her parents have left Rhett and her $4 million. Suddenly, Ruby begins to notice odd behavior from Terry and Erin. Written by Robert Rosado <valentine@love-hurts.org>

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friend | death | car | car accident | glass | See more »

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To everyone else, their simple game of deception wasn't obvious. To her, it was as clear as glass. See more »

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Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for sinister thematic elements, violence, drug content and language | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

14 September 2001 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Glass House  »

Box Office

Budget:

$30,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$5,738,448 (USA) (14 September 2001)

Gross:

$17,951,431 (USA) (16 November 2001)
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Trivia

According to their gravestones in the final scene, the date that Mr. and Mrs. Baker died was 15 March 2000. See more »

Goofs

Ruby's iBook is not connected to a phone line. She could have been using a wireless network (AirPort), but there would be no dial tone (see above) even when the AirPort base station was dialing up. See more »

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[first lines]
E.B.: [leaving movie] Scared the living crap out of me!
Ruby Baker: Meryl Streep, that girl was not.
Zoe: Who's Meryl Streep?
Tasha: Oh, Zoe, she's like Katie Holmes to our parents, okay?
E.B.: So, what's next ladies?
Ruby Baker: I have to go home.
E.B.: No!
Ruby Baker: Yeah, make... make that a that a block from home. I can't have another close encounter with my parents. They think I'm home in bed...
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Crazy Credits

The first few images of the film appear as if they are made of glass. See more »

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References The Shining (1980) See more »

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Get this straight, Ruby... you and Rhett... are mine.
31 May 2010 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I turned this on and immediately started looking for something that would start in a half hour. I did not expect to be interested, but I couldn't stop watching.

Ruby (Leelee Sobieski) and Rhett (Trevor Morgan) lose their parents in a terrible car accident, and the Glasses, Terry (Stellan Skarsgård) and Erin (Diane Lane), take them in. Everything appears normal, Erin is a doctor, and Terry runs a big business, drives a Jag, and they live in a huge house. But everything isn't as it seems or we would have no movie.

Ruby starts to get suspicious about things she sees and hears, and the attempts of Terry to explain them seem to mollify her for a time. However, she finds things that are definitely wrong, and makes plans to escape with her brother.

This is where the thriller begins: car chases, and fights, and death and duplicity. It definitely kept my interest, and I suspect it will keep yours.


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