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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 »
Fear sees through See more »
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 Rachmil .... executive producer
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 Rachmil .... unit production manager
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 .... 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 .... 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)
Sammy Maloof .... stunts
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 M. Ross .... wardrobe (uncredited)
Editorial Department
Lane Baker .... first assistant editor
Lucas Borghi .... assistant editor (as Luke Borghi)
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)
Location Management
Robert C. Decker .... location manager
Gerard Averill .... location manager: re-shoot (uncredited)
Serena Baker .... location scout (uncredited)
Christopher Lee .... key assistant location manager (uncredited)
Steven S. Lee .... assistant location manager (uncredited)
Brian M. O'Neill .... key assistant location manager (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
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
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)
Gerard K. Marino .... synthesizer programmer (uncredited)
Bill McAdams Jr. .... production assistant (uncredited)
Craig Nix .... assistant crane operator: Technocrane (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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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:
2.35 : 1 See more »
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Did You Know?

Premiered in the same weekend as Hardball (2001), also starring Diane Lane. Hard Ball was #1 at the box office and The Glass House #2 that weekend.See more »
Continuity: After Ruby's joyride with her brother, Terry and Ruby start to fight in the house and she is pinned down on her stomach, but in the next shot she is facing up on her back looking up at Terry.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:
Referenced in The Holiday (2006)See more »
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42 out of 58 people found the following review useful.
I had low expectations... but luckily, they were not fulfilled!, 5 January 2003

I had not heard much about "The Glass House", besides unfavorable reviews by critics, who claimed it was a ridiculous display of unintentional humor. However, when I came across it casually on HBO, I was immensely surprised and impressed!

The story was gripping and I loved the character development - which is so rare in thrillers today. I thought the cast was brilliant, especially Diane Lane and Stellan Skarsgard. Stellan's character was completely chilling, and he played it so effectively. And Diane's character was also wonderfully displayed - despite her terrible actions at times, you can't help but empathize with her a bit, due to Diane's emotional investment in the role. And Trevor Morgan (who I also recently saw in "A Rumor of Angels") is sure to do very well on the big screen for years to come... he's very good for such a young kid. And Leelee Sobieski... she was weak at times, but I felt that she was perfect for the part. She has kind of an authentic look to her and she was casted very well for the part. She had on-screen appeal without being too obnoxiously cutsie. She did a fair job, certainly enough to fulfil the director's vision of the movie - I'm sure of that.

As far as the story goes, it's got everything you could want in a thriller. There were some holes, but some of my favorite movies of all-time have holes and I think it's really too much to ask for a perfect film. But it's downfall was that at times it was a bit predictable - but for me, that only enhanced the movie's suspense.

I greatly enjoyed this movie and I think you will too. I'll agree with the critics that there are some technical flaws in some of the story's details - but over all, the story was very compelling and told VERY well, great development of it's characters and all the events were portrayed very believably, the director definitely kept the audience's trust and attention. So, I recommend it - despite the critic's bashing of the film. Personally, as a teenager, I thought the portrayal of LeeLee's high school was very realistic and so that definitely caught my attention in a good way. Little things like that, that are usually not apparent in most movies today, certainly made up for other little flaws. So, go catch it on HBO or rent it! It's good!

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