House Arrest is a 1996 comedy film starring Kyle Howard, Jamie Lee Curtis and Kevin Pollak. The film tells the story about a group of children who kidnap their parents after learning of their problems with each other and hold them prisoner in a basement in order to force them to reconcile.
- T.J.: My dad treats my mom like dirt.
- Matt: And my dad's coming up on his second year with Louise.
- Grover: So?
- Matt Finley: So he always divorces in his second year, you know that, it's like clockwork.
- Gwenna: A lot of people don't dress their age. Phil Donohue did a whole special on...
- Donald: Gwern, nobody wants to hear about Phil Donohue.
- Cindy: Excuse me, why are you always interrupting her all the time?
- Donald: Well I don't think I interrupt her all...
- Cindy: How would you like it if somebody interrupted you every time you tried to talk?
- Donald: Well like I said, I don't think I interrupt her all...
- Cindy: I don't think you respect her very much.
- Donald: Respect? That's my wife, of course I respect her.
- Gwenna: Actually Don, you're not very nice to me.
- Donald: Gwen, I am talking! [to Cindy] You're one to talk about respect. You think your daughter respects you? You dress like you're 12...
- [Gwen shoves a piece of cake in his face]
- Home is where the hostages are.
- There's More Than One Way To Keep A Marriage Together...
- Ever wanted to spend your parents to their room?
- Kyle Howard as Gregory Alan "Grover" Beindorf
- Jamie Lee Curtis as Janet Beindorf
- Kevin Pollak as Ned Beindorf
- Amy Sakasitz as Stacy Beindorf
- Mooky Arizona as Matthew "Matt" Finley
- Wallace Shawn as Victor "Vic" Finley
- Caroline Aaron as Louise Finley
- Alex Seitz as Jimmy Finley
- Josh Wolford as Teddy Finley
- Herbert Russell (as Russel Harper) as Theodore Joseph "T.J." Krupp
- Christopher McDonald as Donald Krupp
- Sheila McCarthy as Gwenna Krupp
- Jennifer Love Hewitt as Brooke Figler
- Jennifer Tilly as Cindy Figler
- Ray Walston as Chief Rocco
- Ben Stein as Ralph Doyle