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  • The House Is Burning (2006)
  • 97 min | Drama
The House Is Burning (2006)
97 min | Drama

One day. One night. A group of teenagers struggles to find their way in a world that offers them few choices. In 24 hours, Mike will leave for the army, following in his father's footsteps. His last day around family and friends turns into...See moreOne day. One night. A group of teenagers struggles to find their way in a world that offers them few choices. In 24 hours, Mike will leave for the army, following in his father's footsteps. His last day around family and friends turns into a war of emotions. His girlfriend Valerie, angry at him for leaving, rejects him. As he grapples with her decision, his friends are making their own bids for a better life. Phil, a smalltime drug dealer, is working for the big score that will set him up for good. Terry is trying to enter a corporate world she's unprepared for, but already understands the corruption the system asks for. Steve wants to free himself from his abusive father, decides to kill him and tries to get a gun. As the story unfolds, frustration erupts in a night of shattering violence, self-destruction and self-discovery. A closely photographed, metaphorical kaleidoscope of characters on the brink of growing up, facing the need to build a future, facing the past. A conflict of generations, lost dreams and shattered lives. A search for love, acknowledgment, acceptance, a future. THE HOUSE IS BURNING is at once a warning and a promise. Written by Reverse Angle See less
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Director
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Holger Ernst (story) | Allan Dorr (translator)
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Release date
Jun 3, 2007 (United States)

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37 cast members
Name Known for
John Diehl
Mr. Garson Mr. Garson   See fewer
Melissa Leo
Mrs. Miller Mrs. Miller   See fewer
Robin Lord Taylor
Phil (as Robin Taylor) Phil (as Robin Taylor)   See fewer
Harley Adams
Steve Garson Steve Garson   See fewer
Nicole Vicius
Valerie Valerie   See fewer
Joe Petrilla
Mike Miller Mike Miller   See fewer
Carson Grant
The Preacher The Preacher   See fewer
Robert Scorrano
Army Recruiter Army Recruiter   See fewer
Jeff Green
Army Officer Army Officer   See fewer
Samantha Ressler
Stella Miller Stella Miller   See fewer
Polly Chung
Bank Officer Bank Officer   See fewer
Bernadette Quigley
Mrs. Garson Mrs. Garson   See fewer
Bettina Bilger
Bank Employee Bank Employee   See fewer
Tim Dowlin
Party Guest Party Guest   See fewer
Adam LaVorgna
Party Guest Party Guest   See fewer
Brett Fleisher
Party Guest Party Guest   See fewer
Frank Deal
Insurane Man Insurane Man   See fewer
Gurdeep Singh
Taxi Driver Taxi Driver   See fewer
Edloe Blackwell
Receptionist Receptionist   See fewer
George R. Sheffey
Parademic Parademic   See fewer
Neal Jones
Sheriff Sheriff   See fewer
Nathaniel Alexander
Police #2 Police #2   See fewer
Ecks
Dog Dog   See fewer
Jeff Greene
Army Officer Army Officer   See fewer
John McWilliams
Paramedic #2 Paramedic #2   See fewer
Roddy Murphy
Police Police   See fewer
Tony Vozzo
Cashier Cashier   See fewer
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