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"House M.D." Lines in the Sand (2006)

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House M.D.: Season 3: Episode 4 -- House tries to decipher an autistic boy's signals in order to diagnose what is causing him to scream.


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TV Series:
Original Air Date:
26 September 2006 (Season 3, Episode 4)
A ten-year-old boy begins screaming in pain, but nobody knows why, because he is autistic and cannot explain. House refuses to use his office because it has new carpet. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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 (Episode Cast) (in credits order)

Episode Crew
Directed by
Newton Thomas Sigel 
Writing credits
David Shore (created by)

David Hoselton (written by)

Produced by
Paul Attanasio .... executive producer
Peter Blake .... consulting producer
Leonard Dick .... supervising producer
Doris Egan .... co-executive producer
Liz Friedman .... co-producer
Russel Friend .... co-executive producer
Steven Heth .... co-producer
Katie Jacobs .... executive producer
Marcy G. Kaplan .... co-producer
Lawrence Kaplow .... producer
Garrett Lerner .... co-executive producer
Thomas L. Moran .... co-executive producer
Allen Marshall Palmer .... associate producer
Daniel Sackheim .... executive producer
David Shore .... executive producer
Bryan Singer .... executive producer
Gerrit van der Meer .... producer
Original Music by
Jason Derlatka 
Jon Ehrlich 
Cinematography by
Gale Tattersall (director of photography)
Film Editing by
Chris Brookshire 
Casting by
Stephanie Laffin 
Amy Lippens 
Production Design by
Derek R. Hill 
Art Direction by
Robert Vukasovich  (as Bob Vukasovich)
Set Decoration by
Danielle Berman 
Costume Design by
Cathy Crandall 
Makeup Department
Diana Acrey .... department head hair stylist
Carlton Coleman .... makeup lab supervisor, W.M. Creations
Dalia Dokter .... special makeup effects artist
Robert C. Mathews III .... hair stylist
Robin L. Neal .... department head makeup artist (as Robin Luce)
Stefanie Owens .... key makeup artist
Sharon Simon .... additional makeup artist (uncredited)
Production Management
Alex Garcia .... executive in charge of production: Bad Hat Harry Productions
Gerrit van der Meer .... unit production manager
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Doug Corring .... second assistant director: second unit
Michelle Gritzer .... additional second assistant director
Chris Stoia .... first assistant director
Janet Van Etten .... second assistant director (as Janet K. Vanetten)
Art Department
Michael A. Casey .... assistant property master
Stephen Howard .... construction coordinator
Simon Knights .... video graphics artist
Thomas Lauifi .... construction general foreman
Stephen MacMillin .... leadman (as Steve MacMillin)
Tyler Patton .... property master
Dean Zingus .... assistant property master
Brendan C. Fenton .... on-set dresser (uncredited)
Robin McCarthy .... art department coordinator (uncredited)
Keith Sale .... set dresser (uncredited)
John B. Vertrees .... set designer (uncredited)
Jamie Walker McCall .... graphic designer (uncredited)
Sound Department
Russell C. Fager .... production sound mixer (as Russell Fager)
Barbara Issak .... supervising sound editor
Gerry Lentz .... re-recording mixer
Jackie Rodman .... dialogue editor (as Jackie Oster)
Von Varga .... b unit mixer
Rich Weingart .... re-recording mixer (as Richard Weingart)
Juan Cisneros .... production sound mixer: second unit (uncredited)
Kirk Herzbrun .... assistant sound editor (uncredited)
Special Effects by
Rene Diamante .... special effects technician
Visual Effects by
Nick Damico .... visual effects artist
Tom Kendall .... visual effects producer
Elan Soltes .... visual effects supervisor
Noelle Kim .... assistant to stunt coordinator
Camera and Electrical Department
Matt Bosson .... video coordinator
Donald Carlson .... first assistant camera
Ian S. Casas .... dolly grip: second unit
James Dillinger .... chief lighting technician (as Jim Dillinger)
Paul Farley .... grip
Anthony Gaudioz .... camera operator (as Tony Gaudioz)
Thomas P. Marshall .... rigging gaffer
Tom Petrushevich .... grip
David Richert .... camera operator (as Dave Richert)
John Steur .... grip: rigging grip
A.J. Taylor .... electrician
Dan Urbain .... second assistant camera
Danny Vincent .... electrician
Danny Vincent .... gaffer: second unit
Shawn Whelan .... key grip
Eric Yu .... camera technician
Daniel Bracamonte .... additional chief lighting technician: second unit (uncredited)
Daniel Bracamonte .... best boy electric (uncredited)
Casting Department
Janelle Scuderi .... casting associate
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Tonya Barrett .... key costumer
Karen Bellamy .... costume supervisor
Matthew A. Hoffman .... set costumer
Laura E. Little .... set costumer
Editorial Department
Marisa Lederman .... post-production coordinator
Zeborah Tidwell .... assistant editor
Dantonio Alvarez .... post-production assistant (uncredited)
Scott Fox .... colorist: dailies (uncredited)
Music Department
Michael Baber .... music editor
Massive Attack .... composer: theme music
Transportation Department
Steve De Leon .... transportation coordinator
Other crew
Andrew Avner .... assistant to executive producer
Simran Baidwan .... assistant to executive producer
Bobbin Bergstrom .... medical advisor
David Foster .... executive story editor
Nancy Haecker .... location manager
Sara Hess .... story editor
David Hoselton .... executive story editor
Ira Hurvitz .... script supervisor
Lindsey Jaffin .... assistant to executive producer
Elisabeth James .... production coordinator
Harley Liker .... medical technical advisor
Don McNeill .... main title
Joan Johnson Miller .... assistant production coordinator (as Joan Johnson)
Stevie Nelson .... assistant location manager
Dustin Paddock .... script coordinator
Tommy Paul .... assistant to executive producer
Lisa Sanders .... medical technical advisor
John Sotos .... medical technical advisor
Jason Taylor .... assistant to executive producer
Jane Williams .... production accountant
Mari Wilson .... additional script supervisor
Rishi Chitkara .... intern (uncredited)
Paul Matthaeus .... creative director: title sequence (uncredited)

Series Crew
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Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
David Shore  creator

Makeup Department
Miia Kovero .... key hair stylist (season 1)
Art Department
Mark Pallatt .... set dresser (season 2)
Visual Effects by
James Lima .... visual effects supervisor: pilot episode
Greg Tsadilas .... CG supervisor (multiple episodes)
Other crew
Jim Vickers .... fight choreographer
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Additional Details

60 min
Aspect Ratio:
1.78 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:

Did You Know?

House: So, think maybe Gray's Anatomy got it all wrong? House sarcastically alluded that Adam's liver cells were in the right place and that Henry Gray's Anatomy of the Human Body, one of the most reliable and comprehensive resources used by medical students and professionals, got the placement wrong.See more »
Continuity: Regarding the carpet in House's office. When it is rolled out the bloodstain is in the wrong place. House was shot closer to the door, and the bloodstain is closer to the windows/coffee machine.See more »
Dr. Lisa Cuddy:[Worried because House hasn't discouraged his teenage stalker] You've seen her *breasts*?
Dr. Gregory House:It was a medical exam. I was listening to her heart. It went, "Greg-House, Greg-House, Greg-House."
See more »
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24 out of 27 people found the following review useful.
No rain man here just REAL AUTISM 2006 style !!, 14 October 2006
Author: miss_calais from Australia

*** This review may contain spoilers ***

BRAVO !!! Finally we see a low functioning child with Autism as close to reality as possible. For years Autistics have only been compared with the Rain Man , now thanks to House Autism has been shown in a true to life form ! This was a wonderful episode that made me laugh and also made me ball my eyes out crying. So many parents have been in the similar hospital nightmare experience with a child that cannot speak - HOUSE explored this as well as the ignorance that can sometimes come from 'normal' people mis informed about Autism. THANKYOU !! Do not miss this episode ! - this is one not only for all the HOUSE lovers out there but for anyone and everyone affected by Autism around the world !

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