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

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14 September 2001 (USA)  »

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$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

A scene in the trailer that didn't make the final cut is a scene where Ruby tears posters off her bedroom wall. See more »

Goofs

When Nancy Ryan opens the medicine cabinet, she finds two bottles of insulin. Insulin must be kept in the refrigerator. 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 Conversation (1974) See more »

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Diabetic Dancer
Written by Christopher Young
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This "Glass House" deserves stones thrown at it
18 September 2001 | by (San Francisco) – See all my reviews

Truly awful. "The Glass House" has the air of something that has been sitting on the shelf for a while and is now being "snuck" into theatres. The script has so many holes in it, it could pass for Swiss cheese. The dialogue is pretty cheesy as well. Unfortunately, some very talented people get wasted here. Leelee Sobieski, normally an impressive young talent, plays one note here -- no, not even one note, one-half. Stellan Skarsgaard's American accent impresses, if not his acting, and Diane Lane seems to be in despair. Kathy Baker looks unrecognizable from the leading lady of "Picket Fences," but Trevor Morgan has some nice moments as Sobieski's younger sibling. I'd say "wait for the video" but it won't even be worth it then.


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