5.8/10
29,420
199 user 99 critic

The Glass House (2001)

Trailer
2:24 | Trailer

Watch Now

From $2.99 on Prime Video

ON DISC
An orphaned teenager is taken in by a Malibu couple but discovers they aren't the caring friends they seemed to be.

Director:

Daniel Sackheim

Writer:

Wesley Strick
3 nominations. See more awards »

Videos

Photos

Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Leelee Sobieski ... Ruby Baker
Diane Lane ... Erin Glass
Stellan Skarsgård ... Terrence 'Terry' Glass
Bruce Dern ... Begleiter
Kathy Baker ... Nancy Ryan
Trevor Morgan ... Rhett Baker
Chris Noth ... Uncle Jack
Michael O'Keefe ... Dave Baker
Vyto Ruginis ... Don
Gavin O'Connor ... Whitey
Carly Pope ... Tasha
China Shavers ... E.B. (as China Jesusita Shavers)
Agnes Bruckner ... Zoe
Michael Paul Chan ... Mr. Kim
Rachel Wilson ... Hannah
Edit

Storyline

When Ruby Baker's parents are killed in a car accident, she and her brother, Rhett, must travel to Malibu, to live with Terrence and Erin Glass, their former neighbors. At first, all seems well. Ruby is making new friends at school and Rhett is getting more video games and flashy toys than he's ever had in his life. When Ruby speaks to her family's estate lawyer, he tells her that her parents have left Rhett and her $4 million. Suddenly, Ruby begins to notice odd behavior from Terry and Erin. Written by Robert Rosado <valentine@love-hurts.org>

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Taglines:

Be Careful Who You Trust See more »


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for sinister thematic elements, violence, drug content and language | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

View content advisory »
Edit

Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English | Spanish | Greek

Release Date:

14 September 2001 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Glass House See more »

Edit

Box Office

Budget:

$30,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$5,738,448, 16 September 2001, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$18,001,232
See more on IMDbPro »

Company Credits

Show more on IMDbPro »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital | SDDS

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
See full technical specs »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

Leelee Sobieski was paid $1 million for appearing in the film. See more »

Goofs

While Ruby is riding in the car on the way to her new school, her seatbelt is twisted in one shot, and untwisted in the next. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
E.B.: [leaving movie] Scared the living crap out of me!
Ruby Baker: Meryl Streep, that girl was not.
Zoe: Who's Meryl Streep?
Tasha: Oh, Zoe, she's like Katie Holmes to our parents, okay?
E.B.: So, what's next ladies?
Ruby Baker: I have to go home.
E.B.: No!
Ruby Baker: Yeah, make... make that a that a block from home. I can't have another close encounter with my parents. They think I'm home in bed...
See more »

Crazy Credits

The first few images of the film appear as if they are made of glass. See more »

Alternate Versions

The DVD includes two cut scenes from the fim:
  • After Ruby faints when she finds the cops at her house, she wakes up the next morning thinking her parents' accident was a dream. When she heads downstairs, the neighbors are there to tell her it wasn't. Ruby sits at the table and cries sadly as the camera slowly pans away from her.
  • Another scene has Ruby and Rhett at the funeral burying their parents' ashes at the cemetary.
See more »

Connections

References The Conversation (1974) See more »

Soundtracks

This Too Shall Pass
Written by Christopher Young
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
An Oscar for Leelee Sobieski
23 June 2007 | by ivo-cobra8See all my reviews

The Glass House is probably the best thriller i'ever see.Leelee Sobieski is'the real actress and she deserve an Oscar for her role.She plays really convince,and she is'the real convince good actress.I'don't know how someone like Cathrine-Zeta Jones gets an Oscar she was never convince in her roles and she is not really good actress.This movie and the actress deserve an Oscar.The story begins when Ruby and Rhett parents die's in the car accident,The Glass married couple takes to their custody in their home,first seas to be normal family but later Ruby find's out that is is only illusion,the Glasse's wont's them dead, because Terry Glass is in deb with he's money so he wont's them to kill, so that he will get the money and pay he's play debs.He's wife is a doctor and a junkie,when Ruby find's out what the Glasse's are really intentions are,she has to fight for her and her youngest brother's life.The Glass House is probably the best thriller,too bad that they don't make more thriller's like this one.


22 of 24 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you? | Report this
Review this title | See all 199 user reviews »

Contribute to This Page

Stream Popular Action and Adventure Titles With Prime Video

Explore popular action and adventure titles available to stream with Prime Video.

Start your free trial



Recently Viewed