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A House in the Hills (1993)

An aspiring actress gets a housesitting job and finds herself in a cat-and-mouse game with a deadly ex-con.

Director:

Ken Wiederhorn

Writers:

David J. Greenberg (contributing writer) (as David Greenberg), Miguel Tejada-Flores | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Michael Madsen ... Mickey
Helen Slater ... Alex Weaver
Jeffrey Tambor ... Willie
James Laurenson ... Ronald Rankin
Elyssa Davalos ... Sondra Rankin
Taylor Lee Taylor Lee ... Patty Neubauer
Toni Barry Toni Barry ... Susie
James Noellenhoff James Noellenhoff ... Chef
Margaret Parke Margaret Parke ... Receptionist
Larue M. Mall Larue M. Mall ... Producer
Vincent Eaton Vincent Eaton ... Director
Sally Daykin Sally Daykin ... Casting Director
Pieter Riemens Pieter Riemens ... Maitre D'
Brenda Colom Brenda Colom ... Maid
Ron La Paz Ron La Paz ... Security Cop
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Storyline

An aspiring actress (Alex) is housesitting in the hills, the owners are taking a break after their neighbour was murdered. For acting practise, Alex pretends to be the owner when someone calls at the house. The caller isn't who he says he is either... Written by Rob Hartill

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Genres:

Romance | Thriller

Certificate:

R | See all certifications »

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Goofs

When Alex runs from the kitchen through the den to flee from Mickey, she goes from wearing black high heels (revealed earlier) to white tennis shoes, and then back to the heels when she knocks herself unconscious on the hard plastic of the den door. See more »

Quotes

Alex Weaver: Please, I need to go to the bathroom.
Mickey: Gee, I dunno. What've you done for me lately?
Alex Weaver: Please I need to pee, what do you want, me to go on the floor?
Mickey: That ain't my carpet.
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Referenced in Rewind This! (2013) See more »

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I Want You Back
Written by Don Julian
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Surprisingly good
5 July 2000 | by smatysiaSee all my reviews

The first 30 minutes or so of this film makes you think it's a knock-off of "The Desperate Hours". But it's not. The film keeps coming at you with unexpected plot turns. Helen Slater is fabulous as the actress/housesitter. Michael Madsen is as good as he usually is, looking extremely menacing when he wants to. I thought this movie was delightful, surprisingly good for a film I'd never heard of.


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Country:

USA | Luxembourg

Language:

English

Release Date:

28 April 1995 (Spain) See more »

Also Known As:

Agries nyhtes stous lofous tou Los Angeles See more »

Filming Locations:

Los Angeles, California, USA See more »

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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Ultra Stereo

Color:

Color
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