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House of Cards (1993)

PG-13 | | Drama | 25 June 1993 (USA)
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A widow tries to find out why her daughter's strange behavior, a reaction to the death of her father, is progressively worsening.

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Michael Lessac

Writers:

Michael Lessac (story), Robert Jay Litz (story) | 1 more credit »
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Stars: Kathleen Turner, Dennis Quaid, Fiona Shaw
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Kathleen Turner ... Ruth Matthews
Tommy Lee Jones ... Jake Beerlander
Asha Menina ... Sally Matthews
Shiloh Strong ... Michael Matthews
Esther Rolle ... Adelle
Park Overall ... Lillian Huber
Michael Horse ... Stoker
Anne Pitoniak Anne Pitoniak ... Judge
Joaquín Martínez ... Selord
Jacqueline Cassell Jacqueline Cassell ... Gloria Miller (as Jacqueline Cassel)
John Henderson John Henderson ... Bart Huber
Craig Fuller Craig Fuller ... Ray Huber
Rick Marshall Rick Marshall ... Frank Stearson
Reuben Valiquette Murray Reuben Valiquette Murray ... Reuben
Emily Russell Emily Russell ... Emily
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Storyline

When Ruth Matthews's husband is killed in a fall at an archaeological dig, her daughter Sally handles her father's death in a very odd manner. As Sally's condition worsens, Ruth takes her to see Jake, an expert in childhood autism. Jake attempts to bring Sally out of her mental disarray through traditional therapy methods, but Ruth takes a different route. She risks her own sanity by attempting to enter her daughter's mind and make sense of the seemingly bizarre things that Sally does, including building a wondrous house of cards. Written by Kathy Li

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Taglines:

A Journey That Will Open Your Mind... And Touch Your Heart.

Genres:

Drama

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for theme | See all certifications »
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Details

Country:

Italy | USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

25 June 1993 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Before I Wake See more »

Filming Locations:

Greensboro, North Carolina, USA See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$12,753, 27 June 1993

Gross USA:

$322,871

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$322,871
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Company Credits

Production Co:

A&M Films, Penta Pictures See more »
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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Dolby Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

This film was completed in 1991 by A&M Films. The film then was shelved for two years until it was picked up by Miramax Films for release in 1993. See more »

Goofs

In the 'tower in the woods' scene, the full moon is shown vertically above: this only happens near the equator (i.e. in the Tropics), but the scene is in the USA. See more »

Quotes

Jake Beerlander: [as he taps on Sally's shoulder] Hey, what's your name?
Sally Matthews: Sally, what's yours?
Jake Beerlander: Jake.
Sally Matthews: [Pointing at Jake's shirt] Dirty shirt, Jake...
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A good-hearted movie that takes you beyond dreams.....
15 January 2003 | by bridget-amarantSee all my reviews

I absolutely loved this movie. It is so different than any other movie I've seen (and I've seen plenty!). People who commented on this movie say that its not reality-that they didn't go into certain aspects of the "problems" at hand in the movie...well, that's what movies are all about. They take you to a different dimension that's not of this world. And this movie deals with taking us to a different world of a child going into a different world. And that, everyone, is what it's all about. I highly recommend this movie to anyone who doesn't want to see the same storyline used in 90% of all movies today, with a touch of dreamscape, and a whole lot of heart. Tommy Lee Jones is perfect as usual, as well as Kathleen Turner. WATCH IT!


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