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Treehouse Hostage (1999)

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Timmy is a bright boy but a lousy student. His teacher, Mrs. Stevens, has threatened to fail him. While he is supposed to be working on a current events project, he captures an escaped convict and holds the man hostage in his tree-house.

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Cast

Credited cast:
Jim Varney ... Carl Banks
Joey Zimmerman ... Timmy Taylor
Todd Bosley ... Stevie
Kristopher Kachurak Kristopher Kachurak ... Buddy
Mark Moses ... Rick Taylor
Debby Boone ... Beth Taylor
Richard Kline ... Principal Ott
Jack McGee ... Nick
Christopher Doyle ... Scalise
Aria Noelle Curzon ... Janie Paulson
Cliff Emmich ... Detective Nelson
Louan Gideon ... Mrs. Stevens
Sam Rubin Sam Rubin ... TV Reporter
Frank Welker ... Kato (voice)
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Brendan O'Brien ... Himself
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Storyline

Timmy Taylor and his two friends, Stevie and Buddy capture escaped convict Carl Banks (Jim Varney) and hold him hostage in their treehouse over the weekend so that Timmy can use Carl as his current event project at school on Monday. The boys then find that Carl is mixed up in a counterfeiting ring that could spell trouble for them too. Written by van_whistler@hotmail.com

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It takes an entire police force to look for an escaped convict...And a group of ten-year-olds to catch him.


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG for mild language and crude humor | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

24 September 1999 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Le prisonnier en fuite See more »

Filming Locations:

Los Angeles, California, USA

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Technical Specs

Color:

Color
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Trivia

Jim Varney was having complications during production of this film. Varney, being a heavy tobacco smoker, was diagnosed with lung cancer during production and refused to halt filming due to his illness, which eventually killed him. See more »

Goofs

Stevie's hair during the treehouse courtroom scene. See more »

Quotes

Buddy: [taking off Carl's fake women's eyelashes] What'd you put these on with, airplane glue?
Carl Banks: Ouch! How do I look?
Buddy: Like a movie star.
Carl Banks: Yeah, which one?
Buddy: Ever see Nightmare on Elm Street?
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Features Adventures from the Book of Virtues (1996) See more »

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Let's Rock
Written by Richard Bowers
Performed by Kristina Hamilton
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Excellent
8 July 2005 | by garfield2710See all my reviews

I like this movie and I thought that this was the best Jim Varney movie yet I've seen. I liked this movie SO much that I asked for it for Christmas and watched it over and over and over again and yet I still like it. My favorite part is the tree house Court scene and when Carl escapes. I thought that both of those scenes were absolutely hilarious. Don't ask me how I got to be A Treehouse hostage fan. It's Jim Varney. I don't know how I got a Jim Varney fan I'm glad to be a fan of Jim Varney and all of his movies. I will still like this movie for a very long time and nothing will take that away from me. And I really mean that.


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