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The Glass House -- 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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Writer (WGA):
Wesley Strick (written by)
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14 September 2001 (USA) See more »
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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. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Leelee Sobieski ... Ruby Baker

Diane Lane ... Erin Glass

Stellan Skarsgård ... Terrence 'Terry' Glass

Bruce Dern ... Begleiter

Kathy Baker ... Nancy Ryan

Trevor Morgan ... Rhett Baker

Chris Noth ... Uncle Jack

Michael O'Keefe ... Dave Baker

Vyto Ruginis ... Don

Gavin O'Connor ... Whitey

Carly Pope ... Tasha

China Shavers ... E.B. (as China Jesusita Shavers)

Agnes Bruckner ... Zoe

Michael Paul Chan ... Mr. Kim

Rachel Wilson ... Hannah

Rutanya Alda ... Vice Principal

Erick Avari ... Ted Ross
Mia Barrentine ... 5 Year Old Ruby

John Billingsley ... Driving Instructor
Richard Anthony Crenna ... Cop

Maia Danziger ... Deirdre (as Maya Danziger)

Leslie Sackheim ... Waitress

Stephanie Ittleson ... Officer

Harry Johnson ... Minister

January Jones ... Girl

Kirk Kinder ... Sheriff
Maya McLaughlin ... Receptionist

Wayne Morse ... Psycho Killer

Michele Nordin ... Teen Queen

Brent Sexton ... Mechanic
Paul Tuerpe ... Traffic Cop

Julia Vera ... Vicki
Hunter Shepard ... Male Student

Kim Webster ... Miss Drake

D. Elliot Woods ... Cop
Kempton Kilbarger ... Valet

Alice Hirson ... Mrs. Morgan

Drew Snyder ... Mr. Morgan
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Harris Mann ... Young Father

Rita Wilson ... Grace Avery-Baker (uncredited)

Directed by
Daniel Sackheim 
Writing credits
Wesley Strick (written by)

Produced by
Heather Lieberman .... co-producer (as Heather Zeegen)
Neal H. Moritz .... producer
Michael I. Rachmil .... executive producer (as Michael Rachmil)
Original Music by
Christopher Young 
Cinematography by
Alar Kivilo 
Film Editing by
Howard E. Smith 
Casting by
Felicia Fasano 
Anne McCarthy 
Mary Vernieu 
Production Design by
Jon Gary Steele 
Art Direction by
Sarah Knowles 
Set Decoration by
Tessa Posnansky 
Costume Design by
Chrisi Karvonides-Dushenko  (as Chrisi Karvonides Dushenko)
Makeup Department
Linda Arnold .... key hair stylist
Christina Criswell .... makeup artist
Lana Heying .... hair stylist
Nina Kraft .... key makeup artist
Mark Shostrom .... makeup artist (uncredited)
Production Management
Michael I. Rachmil .... unit production manager (as Michael Rachmil)
Cornelia Ryan .... production supervisor
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Louis D'Esposito .... first assistant director
Randol Perelman-Taylor .... second second assistant director
Michael Viglietta .... second assistant director
Bob Brown .... second unit director (uncredited)
Art Department
Jonathan Bobbitt .... lead man (as Jonathan Bobbit)
Charisse Cardenas .... set designer
Gabriel Hardman .... storyboard artist
Teri Anne Kopp .... property master
Joe Ondrejko .... construction coordinator (as Joseph M. Ondrejko)
Randall D. Wilkins .... set designer (as Randy D. Wilkins)
Salvador Anaya .... plaster foreman (uncredited)
Bart Barbuscia .... set dresser (uncredited)
Amiee Clark .... art department coordinator (uncredited)
Shannon Curfman .... assistant property master (uncredited)
Chad S. Frey .... set designer (uncredited)
Rob Garlow .... construction general supervisor (uncredited)
Daniel R. Jennings .... assistant art director (uncredited)
Victoria Ruskin .... set designer (uncredited)
Sound Department
Gary C. Bourgeois .... sound re-recording mixer (as Gary Bourgeois)
Raul A. Bruce .... boom operator (as Raul Bruce)
Lane Burch .... foley mixer
Richard Burton .... sound editor
Matthew Dettmann .... foley artist
Alison Fisher .... sound editor
Gary A. Hecker .... foley artist (as Gary Hecker)
Andrea Horta .... adr supervisor
Skip Longfellow .... assistant sound editor
Mark Hopkins McNabb .... production sound mixer (as Mark H. McNabb)
John Morris .... supervising sound editor
Greg Orloff .... sound re-recording mixer
Mark Pappas .... foley supervisor
Craig Weintraub .... assistant sound editor
Jay Wilkinson .... sound editor
Greg Steele .... adr mixer (uncredited)
Special Effects by
R. Bruce Steinheimer .... special effects
Doug Hubbard .... special effects (uncredited)
Rick Thompson .... special effects foreman (uncredited)
Aaron Walters .... special effects technician (uncredited)
Visual Effects by
Mat Beck .... visual effects supervisor (uncredited)
Casey Cannon .... visual effects and graphics producer (uncredited)
Rob A. Kelly .... visual effects coordinator (uncredited)
Erik Liles .... digital compositor (uncredited)
Scott E. Metzger .... 3D artist: Light Matters/Pixel Envy (uncredited)
Colin Strause .... 3D effects supervisor: Pixel Envy (uncredited)
Greg Strause .... 2D supervisor (uncredited)
Yoshiya Yamada .... CG artist (uncredited)
Bob Brown .... stunt coordinator
Troy Brown .... stunts
Steve M. Davison .... stunts (as Steve Davison)
Tim A. Davison .... stunts (as Tim Davison)
Chris Durand .... stunts
Jon H. Epstein .... stunts (as Jon Epstein)
J. Armin Garza II .... stunts
Randy Hall .... stunts
Thomas Robinson Harper .... stunts
Norman Howell .... stunts
Billy D. Lucas .... stunts (as Billy Lucas)
Sam Maloof .... stunts (as Sammy Maloof)
Marta Merrifield .... stunts
Debby Lynn Ross .... stunts (as Debbie Ross Rondell)
Monica Staggs .... stunts
April Weeden .... stunt double: China Shavers (as April Weeden-Washington)
Chris Blackwood .... stunts (uncredited)
Annie Ellis .... stunts (uncredited)
Kent W. Luttrell .... stunt double (uncredited)
Jimmy N. Roberts .... stunts (uncredited)
Michelle Sebek .... stunt double (uncredited)
Camera and Electrical Department
Kenny Davis .... dolly grip (as Kenneth Davis)
Joseph Dianda .... key grip
Tom Franchett .... assistant chief lighting technician
Bob Hall .... first assistant camera: "a" camera
Peter Iovino .... still photographer
Lee Johnson .... assistant chief lighting technician
Aaron Katz .... video assistant
Jason E. Lord .... set lighting technician
Scott Patten .... second grip
Monty Rowan .... camera operator
Philip Shanahan .... second assistant camera
Chris Squires .... Steadicam operator
Chris Squires .... camera operator: "b" camera
Elan Yaari .... chief lighting technician
Chris Bennett .... lighting programmer (uncredited)
Josh Bleibtreu .... director of photography: second unit (uncredited)
Robert Cheung .... rigging best boy (uncredited)
Thomas M. Dangcil .... lamp operator (uncredited)
Jamie Franta .... grip (uncredited)
Ron Goodman .... camera operator: SpaceCam (uncredited)
Dan Jones .... electrician (uncredited)
Monty Rowan .... director of photography: second unit (uncredited)
David A. Seekins .... camera loader (uncredited)
Cameron Smith .... rigging gaffer (uncredited)
Michael Tolochko .... electrician (uncredited)
Casting Department
Freddy Luis .... casting associate
Sarah Grace Monson .... casting assistant (as Sarah Monson)
Alex Newman .... casting associate
Jennifer Bender .... extras casting (uncredited)
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Victoria DeKay .... costume supervisor (as Victoria deKay)
Linda Huse .... wardrobe: women
Shirley Lipscomb .... wardrobe: women
Jerry M. Ross .... wardrobe supervisor: men
Jerry Ross .... wardrobe (uncredited)
Editorial Department
Lane Baker .... first assistant editor
Luke Borghi .... assistant editor
Mo Henry .... negative cutter
Jim Passon .... color timer
Bambi Sickafoose .... assistant editor
Seth Clark .... apprentice editor (uncredited)
Dale Jones .... avid technician (uncredited)
Eric Rigney .... avid technician (uncredited)
Music Department
Pete Anthony .... conductor
Bruce Babcock .... orchestrator
Frank Bennett .... orchestrator
Robert Fernandez .... score mixer
Thomas Milano .... music editor
Adam Jeremy Williams .... composer: additional music
Kostas Christides .... orchestrator (uncredited)
Peter Doell .... score recordist (uncredited)
Mark Eshelman .... scoring crew (uncredited)
Rick Fleishman .... music coordinator (uncredited)
M.B. Gordy .... musician: percussion (uncredited)
Andrew Hausmann .... score coordinator (uncredited)
Jason Lloyd .... scoring crew (uncredited)
Flavio Motalla .... score producer (uncredited)
Jonathan Price .... score producer (uncredited)
Jasper Randall .... scoring coordinator: Christopher Young (uncredited)
Patrick Russ .... orchestrator (uncredited)
James Thatcher .... musician: french horn (uncredited)
Pat Weber .... scoring technician (uncredited)
Gernot Wolfgang .... score coordinator (uncredited)
Transportation Department
Gina August .... driver: cast
Joel Renfro .... transportation captain (as Joel A. Renfro)
Lee Sanders .... transportation co-captain (as Lee A. Sanders)
Kelly Aldrich .... driver (uncredited)
Paulie DiCocco .... driver: Rita Wilson (uncredited)
Scott Howard .... set captain (uncredited)
Other crew
Libuse Binder .... production secretary
Brian Buller .... production assistant
Zack Coutroulis .... production assistant
Robert C. Decker .... location manager
Stephen P. Del Prete .... production assistant (as Stephen P. DelPrete)
Patricia L. DeShields .... production accountant (as Patsy Deshields)
Gretchen Douglass .... assistant: Ms. Zeegen
Andrea Gabusi .... production coordinator
Sean Ilnseher .... production assistant
Lontih Khatami .... assistant: Mr. Sackheim
Shelley Kirkwood .... unit publicist
Amanda Lewis .... assistant: Mr. Moritz (as Amanda Cohen)
Elizabeth Ludwick-Bax .... script supervisor (as Elizabeth Ludwick)
Cody Williams .... production assistant
Jeff Winn .... craft service
Gerard Averill .... location manager: re-shoot (uncredited)
Serena Baker .... location scout (uncredited)
Mady Manson Burza .... post-production accountant (uncredited)
Glenn Cannon .... computer playback operator (uncredited)
Lisa Collins .... script supervisor: second unit (uncredited)
Joanne Guthrie .... production assistant (uncredited)
Jerrold McKinley Ivery .... assistant post-production accountant (uncredited)
James Jacobson .... synthesizer programmer (uncredited)
Kate Kelly .... assistant production coordinator (uncredited)
Christopher Lee .... key assistant location manager (uncredited)
Steven S. Lee .... assistant location manager (uncredited)
Gerard K. Marino .... synthesizer programmer (uncredited)
Bill McAdams Jr. .... production assistant (uncredited)
Craig Nix .... assistant crane operator: Technocrane (uncredited)
Brian M. O'Neill .... key assistant location manager (uncredited)
Karen Scarborough .... payroll accountant (uncredited)
Benjamin Scissors .... production assistant (uncredited)
Pete Waterman .... production assistant (uncredited)
Garson Yu .... title designer (uncredited)
Crew verified as complete

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Glass House" - Japan (English title)
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Rated PG-13 for sinister thematic elements, violence, drug content and language
106 min
Aspect Ratio:
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This is the first film released after the terrorist attacks on September 11th, 2001.See more »
Continuity: When Ruby and Terry are at dinner, her hair is in front of her shoulders and moves behind again repeatedly in subsequent shots.See more »
[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.
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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Movie Connections:
References "Dragon Ball Z" (1996)See more »
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3 out of 4 people found the following review useful.
Not quite up to mediocre, 4 August 2002
Author: Désirée Greverud from Long Beach, CA

The trailer tells you that the Glass family is evil. The movies tries to play with you for the first 30 minutes or so, letting you think that maybe it's just a misunderstanding, but the movie's not really about "are they or aren't they?" it's clear that they are.

We are meant to sympathize with young Ruby (Leelee Sobieski) because she is the underdog and no one believes her, even when we, the audience, know she is telling the truth. The script seems rather sloppy. There is an attempt at justifying Terry Glass's (Stellan Skarsgärd) evil by putting him in conflict with someone more evil than him. All this serves to do is dilute the main conflict and at times make you almost sympathize with Terry. I had to remind myself "oh yeah, the guy committed murder."

After being seen in the beginning, Ruby's friends have a single scene in the middle where they talk about having not heard from her but then are never heard from again. Why? Why was this scene here? So we wouldn't wonder what happened to them? Or to answer the question the screenwriter thought we might be asking "why haven't they tried to get in touch with her and/or why hasn't Ruby confided in them?" either way, the scene only reminds of them when we hadn't been thinking of them and highlights their absence for the remainder of the film.

"The Glass House" does have some suspenseful moments but taken as a whole, there are simply to many contrived moments and people doing stupid things because they have to to further the plot to make this a truly enjoyable or worthwhile thriller. Not an utter waste of 2 hours but you can do better.

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