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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

Cast overview:
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)
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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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Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

Jim Varney's character is seen to be wearing 2 vintage Casio G-Shock watches. 1 being a DW-5900, and the other being a DW-6900. See more »

Goofs

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

Quotes

Timmy Taylor: [the boys find out Principal Ott is Carl's old boss who had him turned in] Ott the Snot! I mean, Principal Snot, I mean...
Principal Ott: Timmy Taylor...
Carl Banks: You two know each other?
Boys: He's our principal!
Carl Banks: [to Ott] They let you work with kids?
Principal Ott: Who would ever suspect an elementary school principal?
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Connections

References The X-Files (1993) See more »

Soundtracks

Don't Mess with Us
Written by Richard Bowers, John DeFaria and T. Lavitz
Performed by Sean Holt
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Stupid
5 September 1999 | by RosalieBustingMyBowlsSee all my reviews

I hate this movie, it just bothers me. My little brother loves it and makes me watch it all the time and I am soo sick of it. It's probably a good movie for a little kid but is boring to mature people. I love Jim Varny, but he wastes his talent in this.


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