House Arrest Movie Review 1996

Information and Film Reviews for House Arrest the Movie

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Another tired kids-think-they-know-best formula film. When Grover Beindorf (Howard) and his younger sister learn that their constantly fighting parents (Curtis and Pollak) are separating, they lock them in the basement so they'll be forced to sort things out. Word gets around and some school pals kidnap their problem parents and stash them in the basement with the Beindorfs. Most of the movie was actually shot in a basement; watch for Curtis hanging upside down in a laundry chute "True Lies" style.

Distribution

HBO, 1100 Ave. of the Americas, New York, NY 10036, Phone: (212)512-7400, Fax: (212)512-7498, URL: http://www.hbo.com, Remarks: Online sales through www.store.hbo.com

Available on VHS, DVD
Running time 107 minutes.

Cast and Crew

Genres
Family Ties, Divorce, Parenthood, Home Alone, Childhood Visions, Moms, Dads
Screenplay
Michael Hitchcock
Cast
Jamie Lee Curtis, Kevin Pollak, Christopher McDonald, Jennifer Tilly, Caroline Aaron, Wallace Shawn, Sheila McCarthy, Ray Walston, Kyle Howard, Amy Sakasitz, Jennifer Love Hewitt
Cinematography
Ueli Steiger
Director
Harry Winer
Music
Bruce Broughton
Producer
Judith A. Polone, Carroll Newman, Rysher Entertainment, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Pictures

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