House of Cards (1993 film)
|House of Cards|
|Directed by||Michael Lessac|
|Produced by||Lianne Halfon
|Written by||Michael Lessac
Robert Jay Litz (story)
|Music by||James Horner|
|Edited by||Walter Murch|
|Distributed by||Miramax Films|
House of Cards is a 1993 American drama film co-written and directed by Michael Lessac and starring Kathleen Turner and Tommy Lee Jones. It follows the struggle of a mother to reconnect with her daughter who has been traumatized by the death of her father. The film premiered at the 1993 Sundance Film Festival before being acquired by Miramax Films for distribution in June of the same year.
This is also Miramax's last independent film before being acquired by The Walt Disney Company.
Following the death of her husband, Ruth Matthews moved her family to a quiet suburb, hoping to put the past behind them. While her son Michael is able to adapt, her daughter, Sally, is apparently traumatized by the experience and starts displaying unusual behavior. Ruth is later court mandated to see Jake Beerlander, an expert in child autism, to help Sally.
- Kathleen Turner as Ruth Matthews
- Tommy Lee Jones as Jake Beerlander
- Asha Menina as Sally Matthews
- Shiloh Strong as Michael Matthews
- Esther Rolle as Adelle
- Park Overall as Lillian Huber
- Michael Horse as Stoker
- Jacqueline Cassell as Gloria Miller
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