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House Arrest (1996)

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Release Date
 USA: Aug 14, 1996
DVD Release Date
 R1: Apr 2, 2002

MPAA Rating
Rated PG for thematic material and language.

Running Time
1 hour, 48 minutes

Country USA

Studio MGM/United Artists, Rysher Entertainment

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Genre: Comedy, Family, Slapstick, Suspense, Hostage, Police, Marriage, Kidnapping

Tagline: Home is where the hostages are.

Plot: When his parents announce they're getting divorced, teenage Grover takes the drastic step of locking them in the basement, and refusing to release them until they reconcile. This starts a trend, as three of Grover's friends do the same thing to their marriage-impaired parents. Will Grover's unique plan work? If not, he and his friends are going to be in BIG trouble...

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 Music By
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