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Ball in the House (2001)

A troubled 17-year-old struggles to adjust to life after rehab.

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Tanya Wexler

Writer:

Matthew Swan
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Jonathan Tucker ... JJ
Jennifer Tilly ... Aunt Dot
David Strathairn ... Dr. Charlie
Dan Moran ... Bull
Deirdre O'Connell ... Phyllis
Ethan Embry ... Bobby
Nathan Kiley Nathan Kiley ... Benji
Aleksa Palladino ... Lizzie
Larry Neumann Jr. ... Uncle Ernie
Greg Sandquist Greg Sandquist ... Officer Waters (as Gregory Sandquist)
Eddie Bo Smith Jr. Eddie Bo Smith Jr. ... Recruiting Officer
Amy Zimmerman Amy Zimmerman ... Anchorwoman Cindi
Larry Nash Larry Nash ... Anchorman Bob
Jonah Lisa Dyer Jonah Lisa Dyer ... AA Woman (as Jonah Lisa Marsh)
Stephen J. Rose Stephen J. Rose ... AA Man (as Stephen Rose)
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Locked away in a court-ordered drug rehab for six months, fragilely sober JJ White is finally back home, but with family and friends still financially stung from his drug-induced escapades, reactions are mixed and extreme over his return. Most crucial to his maintained recovery, however, is Aunt Dot's new $75,000 life insurance policy drawn up against JJ having a fatal relapse before his eighteenth birthday. With the temptation of money before them, wheels turn, loyalties shift, and clandestine alliances form to ensure that JJ and his new-found sobriety have a short lifespan. Written by statmanjeff

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Misery Loves Family. See more »

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Rated R for language, drug and alcohol content, and a scene of sexuality | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

June 2002 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Relative Evil See more »

Filming Locations:

Chicago, Illinois, USA See more »

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JJ: I've never been so drunk I couldn't drive. I've been so drunk I couldn't climb stairs; I've been so drunk I couldn't get my fly open and instead I tried to pee down my leg through the cuff; but, I've always been able to drive home afterwards. So, I'm pretty cooked... but it's a freeway. Who can fuck up a freeway? I mean you get on the ramp and off you go. But, then, the world's full of assholes and, sure enough, about six miles from my home I net one. He's driving north on the ...
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The Filmmakers Would Like to Thank... John Swan, who was the smartest man in the world See more »

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Tiny Telephone
Performed by Kevin Salem
Written by Kevin Salem
Published by Van Rier Music
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good movie about naughty people
20 December 2001 | by supahSee all my reviews

A little dark- literally and in plot. Jonathan Tucker is excellent, as is Tilly. A little like the Roseanne Barr show without basal morals. Chunks of sad and chunks of funny. Like Tilly with the grocery delivery guy .

I don't know what possessed Mr. Swan to write this because it's depressing. Hopeless people doing what fate programmed them to do?


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