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The House of Yes (1997)

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A mentally unbalanced young woman - who is convinced she is Jackie Kennedy - flies into a murderous rage when her brother returns home to reveal he is engaged.

Director:

Mark Waters

Writers:

Wendy MacLeod (play), Mark Waters (adaptation)
1 win & 5 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Parker Posey ... Jackie-O
Josh Hamilton ... Marty
Tori Spelling ... Lesly
Freddie Prinze Jr. ... Anthony
Geneviève Bujold ... Mrs. Pascal (as Genevieve Bujold)
Rachael Leigh Cook ... Young Jackie-O
David Love David Love ... Young Marty (voice)
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Storyline

'Jackie-O' is anxiously awaiting the visit of her brother home for Thanksgiving, but isn't expecting him to bring a friend. She's even more shocked to learn that this friend is his fiancée. It soon becomes clear that 'Jackie-O's obsession is nothing compared to her obsession with her brother, as it also becomes clear she isn't the only member of the family with problems... Written by Mike Myers <mmyers@ucsd.edu>

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Taglines:

Meet Jackie O. She's elegant, glamorous, and well bred. When you've got it all, you can get away with murder. See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Drama

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for language, perverse sex-related situations, and an image of violence | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Details

Official Sites:

Official site

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

10 October 1997 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The House of Yes See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$1,500,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$63,266, 12 October 1997

Gross USA:

$626,057

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$626,057
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

Based on Edgar Allen Poe's "The Fall of the House of Usher." See more »

Goofs

In the opening scene Jackie O's pearls are flat and orderly, but then alternate between being untangled and tangled between shots. See more »

Quotes

Marty: Are you being wise?
Jackie-O: One day I woke up wise.
Marty: One day I woke up stupid.
Jackie-O: What'd you do?
Marty: I went back to bed.
Jackie-O: That was wise.
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Crazy Credits

Some prints of the film feature the 1998 Miramax skyline logo at the beginning, while others have the older 1987 Miramax logo. See more »

Alternate Versions

Miramax re-released this film on DVD with the alteration of the closing monologue, replacing it with a scream. See more »

Connections

Referenced in Beverly Hills, 90210: Skin Deep (1998) See more »

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Parker Posey rules the screen!
31 December 2003 | by yossarian100See all my reviews

Doing a film adaptation of a play rarely works, but when it does, as it most assuredly does in this movie, the performances are overwhelming and intoxicating. Parker Posey's characterization will be forever burned into my memory. The House Of Yes is completely enjoyable, even startling, and is a 'must see' excellent piece of cinema.


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