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The House (2017)

R | | Comedy, Crime | 30 June 2017 (USA)
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After the town takes away their daughter's college scholarship, a couple start an illegal casino in their friend's house to make back the money.

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Andrew Jay Cohen
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4,059 ( 619)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Will Ferrell ... Scott Johansen
Amy Poehler ... Kate Johansen
Jason Mantzoukas ... Frank
Ryan Simpkins ... Alex Johansen
Nick Kroll ... Bob
Allison Tolman ... Dawn
Rob Huebel ... Officer Chandler
Christina Offley ... Davida
Jessie Ennis ... Rachel
Rory Scovel ... Joe
Lennon Parham ... Martha
Cedric Yarbrough ... Reggie
Kyle Kinane ... Garvey
Michaela Watkins ... Raina
Gillian Vigman ... Becky
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Storyline

Scott and Kate Johansson are elated to discover their daughter Alex has been accepted into bucknell university. However, the town college scholarship program refuses to fund any more tuitions. Out of options, the couple makes an executive decision to open an underground illegal casino in their friend Frank's basement. Unfortunately, the authorities soon become suspicious. Now what?! Written by Emperor Jake

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A hilarious high-stakes jackpot! See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Crime

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for language throughout, sexual references, drug use, some violence and brief nudity. | See all certifications »

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Did You Know?

Trivia

Mariah Carey was scheduled to film a cameo but her scenes were never filmed. Will Ferrell recalled that she showed up four hours late, then didn't want to do the scene she had agreed to do. She then delayed production by not wanting to sing the song (one of her own) that she was supposed to sing. This would have required the legal department to clear the song. Carey also required her trailer to be filled with white flowers and stuffed lambs. Carey's scene was ultimately not filmed. See more »

Goofs

When officer Chandler shows the councilman the staged video of the casino owners calling him short and still running a casino in another location, the video was filmed in the old house as evidenced by the stairs and carpet. This could not have been done as that house was burned down at this point in the movie. Also, it was clearly not a different location as was stated in the scene. See more »

Quotes

[Scott and Kate hold up their weapons to intimidate a bad driver]
Kate Johansen: Wrong couple to fuck with, pal!
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Crazy Credits

The Warner Bros, New Line Cinema, Village Roadshow Pictures, Good Universe and Gary Sanchez Productions logos are in the form of casino neon lights. See more »


Soundtracks

Baby Did a Bad Bad Thing
Written and Performed by Chris Isaak
Courtesy of Wicked Game Records
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Glad I didn't listen to the star rating!
5 March 2019 | by beckycorreiaSee all my reviews

I wanted to see this movie when it originally came out and put it to the side and saw the terrible review rating and didn't watch for over a year. I just watched it and it def wasn't terrible and I had quite a few laughs and would call it good movie. Not great, not mediocre but pretty good!


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

30 June 2017 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The House See more »

Filming Locations:

Los Angeles, California, USA See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$40,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$8,724,795, 2 July 2017

Gross USA:

$25,584,504

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$34,184,504
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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