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Glass House
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The Glass House

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Director: Daniel Sackheim

Cast: Leelee Sobieski, Diane Lane, Stellan Skarsgård


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This teen psychological thriller marks the feature film debut of respected television producer and director Daniel Sackheim. Leelee Sobieski stars as Ruby Baker, a high school student who is devastated when her parents Grace and Dave (Rita Wilson and Michael O'Keefe) are killed in a tragic car accident. With her younger brother Rhett (Trevor Morgan), Ruby is sent to


This teen psychological thriller marks the feature film debut of respected television producer and director Daniel Sackheim. Leelee Sobieski stars as Ruby Baker, a high school student who is devastated when her parents Grace and Dave (Rita Wilson and Michael O'Keefe) are killed in a tragic car accident. With her younger brother Rhett (Trevor Morgan), Ruby is sent to live with the legal guardians chosen by her parents, their best friends Terry (Stellan Skarsgård) and Erin Glass (Diane Lane). The Glasses live in an opulent Malibu mansion where Ruby and Rhett are promised all of the finest luxuries money can buy and a lavish new rich-kid lifestyle. Before long, however, Ruby begins to suspect that her new caretakers are not what they appear on the surface and that the couple's financial woes may force them to harm her or Rhett in order to cash in on their sizable life insurance policies. The Glass House was written by Wesley Strick, screenwriter of Cape Fear (1991), Wolf (1994), and The Saint (1997).

Editorial Reviews

Barnes & Noble - Ed Hulse
Up-and-coming star Leelee Sobieski makes her strongest showing to date in this taut thriller, which boasts an outstanding cast and cunningly crafted situations. After the death of their parents in a car crash, Ruby Baker (Sobieski) and her brother Rhett (Trevor Morgan) move in with family friends Terry and Erin Glass (Stellan Skarsgard and Diane Lane, respectively). Shortly thereafter, Ruby learns that her guardians could be after her substantial inheritance -- and, with the knowledge of the family attorney (Bruce Dern), might have even engineered the fatal crash. This premise offers ample opportunities for melodrama of the more florid stripe, and director Daniel Sackheim enthusiastically rises to the occasion. He also flavors the suspense with a soupçon of sexual menace: Sobieski appears in a variety of tight-fitting outfits and bathing suits, and we get the distinct impression that Skarsgard wants more from her than money. His performance is first rate, as is that of Lane, who plays his drug-addled wife with just enough sensitivity and tenderness to make the character sympathetic. Fine trouping by all the principal players, in fact, is primarily what makes Glass House superior to the myriad run-of-the-mill nail-biters it superficially resembles. Director Sackheim is interviewed for the DVD, and he also provides a feature-length commentary. Other extras include deleted scenes, cast filmographies, production notes, and trailers.
USA Today
Sackheim ... pulls off a surprisingly scary film. Claudia Puig

Product Details

Release Date:
Original Release:
Sony Pictures
Region Code:
[Wide Screen]
[Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround]

Special Features

Director & writer commentary; Deleted scene with optional director & writer commentary; Exclusive filmmaker interviews; Theatrical trailer; Filmographies; Interactive menus; Production notes; Scene selection

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Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Leelee Sobieski Ruby
Diane Lane Erin
Stellan Skarsgård Terry
Bruce Dern Begleiter
Kathy Baker Nancy Ryan
Trevor Morgan Rhett
Chris Noth Uncle Jack
Michael O'Keefe Dave Baker
Rita Wilson Grace Baker
Gavin O'Connor Don
Vyto Ruginis Whitey
Carly Pope Tasha
China Shavers E.B.
Agnes Bruckner Zoe
Michael Paul Chan Mr. Kim
Rutanya Alda Vice Principal
Erick Avari Ted Ross
Mia Barrentine 5 Year Old Ruby
John Billingsley Driving Instructor
Richard Anthony Crenna Cop
Maia Danziger Deirdre
Leslie Sackheim Waitress
Stephanie Ittleson Officer
Harry Johnson Minister
January Jones Girl
Kirk Kinder Sheriff
Maya McGlaughlin Receptionist
Wayne Morse Psycho Killer
Michelle Nordin Teen Queen
Brent Sexton Mechanic
Paul Tuerpé Traffic Cop
Julia Vera Vicki
Kim Webster Miss Drake
D. Elliot Woods Cop
Alice Hirson Mrs. Morgan
Drew Snyder Mr. Morgan
Rachel Wilson Hannah

Technical Credits
Daniel Sackheim Director
Troy Brown Stunts
Richard Burton Sound Editor
Charisse Cardenas Set Decoration/Design
Christina Chriswell Makeup
Louis D'Esposito Asst. Director
Steve M. Davidson Stunts
Tim A. Davison Stunts
Chris Duran Stunts
Chrisi Karvonides Dushenko Costumes/Costume Designer
Jon Epstein Stunts
Felicia Fasano Casting
Alison Fisher Sound Editor
Randy Hall Stunts
Tom Harper Stunts
Norman Howell Stunts
Alar Kivilo Cinematographer
Sarah Knowles Art Director
Billy Lucas Stunts
Sam Maloof Stunts
Anne McCarthy Casting
Marta Merrifield Stunts
Neal H. Moritz Producer
Tessa Posnansky Set Decoration/Design
Debbie Rondell Stunts
Monty Rowan Camera Operator
Howard E. Smith Editor
Monica Staggs Stunts
Jon Gary Steele Production Designer
R. Bruce Steinheimer Special Effects
Wesley Strick Screenwriter
Mary Vernieu Casting
Randall D. Wilkins Set Decoration/Design
Jay Wilkinson Sound Editor
Christopher Young Score Composer


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The Glass House 4.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 7 reviews.
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This was a very suspensful movie that kept my attention all throughtout it. Some parts seemed to be predictable then the plot would take a turn and end up nothing like what was expected.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I got this movie out just to see something on a Saterday night and I wasn't expecting much from it, boy I was wrong.... This was a really really good movie, one of the best movies I've seen. It stars Leelee Sobieski( Never Been Kissed, Deep Impact) and she was really good in this. My favourite character was the Boy played by Trevor Morgan( Jurassic Park 3, The Patriot) because it was cool to relate to someone my age in that situation and he played his part really well. Over all I recomend this to enyone and I'm defintly going to by this movie when it's on DVD. GREAT MOVIE!!!
Guest More than 1 year ago
Here's the story. Two Orphans, the title says it all and the guardians.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Oh my gosh! I love this movie so much! It has a lot of twists and turns. If you just read the back of the box and put the movie down, I feel sorry for you. This is one movie I could watch again and again. There was some great acting in this film, and a lot of places that made your heart beat like crazy! Ruby and Rhett remind me so much of me and my brother. My brother would be totally clueless in a situation like that, only caring about videogames (Rhett). And I would be the suspisous one, trying to figure things out (Ruby).
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