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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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E.B. (as China Jesusita Shavers)
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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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To everyone else, their simple game of deception wasn't obvious. To her, it was as clear as glass. See more »


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

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14 September 2001 (USA)  »

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Glass House  »

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$30,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

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

Gross USA:

$18,001,232
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Leelee Sobieski was paid $1 million for appearing in the film. See more »

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When Ruby is smoking in the car with her friends she is in the rear passenger-side seat. When the car pulls up to drop her off she gets out of the driver's-side rear seat. See more »

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

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Followed by Glass House: The Good Mother (2006) See more »

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Written by Christopher Young
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Could be better.
19 July 2013 | by See all my reviews

It is a really a good film for a low-budget movie.It could be far better and I was really surprised that they didn't took advantage of some scenes that held the element of surprise quite well.In other words there should have been more action scenes instead of making it look like a drama.The only positive of the movie that it could draw the attention of viewer.I saw it by chance in television and in the whole film I had an immense feeling of curiosity.I really wanted to see where plot would turn out,and I was surprised negatively.I think it should be rated with a 6 but rated it with a 7 instead because of its intrigue.Still is one of my favorite thrillers.


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