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The Glass House (2001)

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



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Cast overview, first billed only:
... Ruby Baker
... Erin Glass
... Terrence 'Terry' Glass
... Begleiter
... Nancy Ryan
... Rhett Baker
... Uncle Jack
... Dave Baker
... Don
... Whitey
... Tasha
... E.B. (as China Jesusita Shavers)
... Zoe
... Mr. Kim
... Hannah


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>

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Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Release Date:

14 September 2001 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Glass House  »


Box Office


$30,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

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

Gross USA:

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Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?


The movie that Ruby and her friends watch in the movie theatre scene is not a real film, but footage specially created. It was called "Prom Nightmare". This is a play on the Canadian horror franchise "Prom Night". See more »


When Ruby is tapping on her iBook waiting to log onto AOL her fingernails are short. In the next scene when she goes to hit the 'save to memory' button on the telephone her fingernails are considerably longer. See more »


[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...
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Crazy Credits

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


References Dragon Ball Z (1996) See more »


Where in Time?
Written by Christopher Young
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Broken Windows in the Glass House
25 September 2001 | by See all my reviews

They say that people living in glass houses shouldn't throw stones.

But since I haven't made any awful suspense thrillers in the last little while, I feel perfectly comfortable hurling insults at "The Glass House." Although if I was making a film in the same vein as "The Glass House," there are a million things I would have done Differently. Little things, such as including some genuine suspense!

Right from the beginning of the film, we know that Terry and Erin Glass are evil. Really, the only way they could have made them appear more sinister is by painting black handlebar moustaches on their faces!

This removes all of the film's suspense. For it to have had even a chance of success, the films producer's should have made everything appear to be normal, at first! Then halfway through the film, we discover the Glasses secret! And from there, thrills would follow! But sadly, this movie lacks both thrills and suspense as well. And it's all because of a plot as transparent as, well, glass! I wasn't just a step ahead of "The Glass House," I was five steps ahead. And don't even get me started on the unconvincing acting from Sobiesky,

and virtually every other lead in the film. Simply put, `The Glass House' is awful, and a complete waste of time. 1 STAR OUT OF 5.

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