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The Glass House -- Orphaned when their parents are killed in an automobile accident, Ruby (16) and Rhett (11) are placed under the guardianship of longtime friends named Gary & Erin Glass. The successful and childless couple at first welcome and console the kids but their attitudes change with the passing of time. The rebellious Ruby begins to suspect that Erin is a junkie and Gary is a drug dealer in hock to the..
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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Release Date:
14 September 2001 (USA) See more »
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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)
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
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)
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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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:
2.35 : 1 See more »
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Did You Know?

Premiered in the same weekend as Hard Ball (2001), also starring Diane Lane. Hard Ball was #1 at the box office and The Glass House #2 that weekend.See more »
Continuity: When Ruby is smoking in the car with her friends she is in the rear passenger-side seat. When the car pulls up to drop her off she gets out of the driver's-side rear seat.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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1 out of 1 people found the following review useful.
Predictable but entertaining, 1 June 2013
Author: yeltzmanmatt from Birmingham, England

This is a fairly predictable but enjoyable thriller about 2 children who lose their parents and are adopted by their old neighbours who aren't all the initially seem. Whilst the plot is predictable there is enough intrigue and tense moments to keep your interest alive to the end.

What really makes the film is the performances of the cast. Leelee Sobieski is excellent as the teenage girl in peril and there is excellent support from Stellan Starsgaard as the creepy neighbour. Bruce Dern also puts in a pleasing cameo appearance.

The Glass House is nothing we haven't seen before a million times but if you are looking for a straightforward thriller to watch then this fits the bill.

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