Glass House, The (2001) - Synopsis

the glass house - synopsis graphicWhen Ruby (Leelee Sobieski) and her younger brother Rhett's (Trevor Morgan) parents, Grace and Dave Baker, are killed in a car crash, their parents' best friends, Erin and Terry Glass (Diane Lane and Stellan Skarsgård), become their guardians. The Glasses promise Ruby and Rhett a candy-coated world of opulence and California fun-in-the-sun to help them forget the nightmare they've just experienced. All they have to do is move into the Glasses' gated house in picturesque Malibu via stretch limousine.

The Glasses seem to be more than considerate of their needs; there are some trendy new clothes for Ruby and two new videogame systems and a TV for Rhett. So what if it's just a bit strange that sister and brother have to share the same bedroom in such a big house. Erin and Terry have told them it's only temporary. And the estate lawyer (Bruce Dern) for their parents has informed them that there's plenty of money to take care of their future, to the tune of $4 million.

It seems there's nothing to be afraid of-until Ruby begins to suspect that Erin and Terry may not be the ideal guardians they seem. But are her suspicions justified or merely the perceptions of a rebellious teen with a fertile imagination? Unless she's absolutely sure, Ruby shouldn't throw any stones for what you don't see in the Glass house can kill you.

Columbia Pictures Presents, an Original Film Production, The Glass House. The Glass House is a psychological thriller starring Leelee Sobieski (Golden Globe and Emmy nominee for the CBS miniseries "Joan of Arc," Eyes Wide Shut (1999), Here on Earth (2000)), Diane Lane (Perfect Storm, the (2000), my Dog Skip (2000), walk on the Moon, a (1999)), Stellan Skarsgård (TimeCode (2000), Good Will Hunting (1997)) and Trevor Morgan (Jurassic Park 3 (2001), Patriot, the (2000)).

The film marks the feature directorial debut of Daniel Sackheim, an Emmy Award winner for directing an episode of "NYPD Blue" who has also directed episodes of such lauded series as "ER," "The X-Files" and "Law & Order" as well as the critically acclaimed HBO miniseries "Grand Avenue. " It is produced by Neal H. Moritz and executive produced by Michael Rachmil. Heather Zeegen is the co-producer. The film is written by Wesley Strick. Music is by Christopher Young.

The Glass House co-stars Michael O'Keefe, Bruce Dern and Chris Noth.

The Glass House has been rated PG-13 by the Motion Picture Association of America for sinister thematic elements, violence, drug content and language.