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Treehouse Hostage (1999)

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Timmy is a bright boy but a lousy student. His teacher, Mrs. Stevens, has threatened to fail him. While he is supposed to be working on a current events project, he captures an escaped convict and holds the man hostage in his tree-house.

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Cast

Cast overview:
Jim Varney ... Carl Banks
Joey Zimmerman ... Timmy Taylor
Todd Bosley ... Stevie
Kristopher Kachurak Kristopher Kachurak ... Buddy
Mark Moses ... Rick Taylor
Debby Boone ... Beth Taylor
Richard Kline ... Principal Ott
Jack McGee ... Nick
Christopher Doyle ... Scalise
Aria Noelle Curzon ... Janie Paulson
Cliff Emmich ... Detective Nelson
Louan Gideon ... Mrs. Stevens
Sam Rubin Sam Rubin ... TV Reporter
Frank Welker ... Kato (voice)
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Storyline

Timmy Taylor and his two friends, Stevie and Buddy capture escaped convict Carl Banks (Jim Varney) and hold him hostage in their treehouse over the weekend so that Timmy can use Carl as his current event project at school on Monday. The boys then find that Carl is mixed up in a counterfeiting ring that could spell trouble for them too. Written by van_whistler@hotmail.com

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It takes an entire police force to look for an escaped convict...And a group of ten-year-olds to catch him.


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG for mild language and crude humor | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

24 September 1999 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Le prisonnier en fuite See more »

Filming Locations:

Los Angeles, California, USA

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Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

Filmed in 18 days. See more »

Goofs

Stevie's hair during the treehouse courtroom scene. See more »

Quotes

Timmy Taylor: We checked out the old Johnson place.
Carl Banks: I told you kids to stay away from there, you could get hurt.
Stevie: Or worse, we know.
Timmy Taylor: There were these two guys there, they looked like cops.
Carl Banks: They are cops, not the kind you want to run into. They're the boss's guys, he keeps them around to minimize suspicion.
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References A Nightmare on Elm Street (1984) See more »

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Let's Rock
Written by Richard Bowers
Performed by Kristina Hamilton
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one of the Funniest Obscured Family Films in Years
9 May 2018 | by sandlot1992See all my reviews

If your a fan of Jim Varney for portraying his role as Ernest P. Worrell, then you'll probably will remember this film back when I first seen on the Disney Channel back in the late 90s to early 2000s. for me this is probably one of the funniest family films ever since it's obscured and probably forgotten, the story is kinda okay in my opinion, the characters are probably fair along with the story and the fart jokes are not that great compared to the ones in Blazing Saddles; Caddyshack and the Nutty Professor remake with Eddie Murphy since they're quite hilarious in our opinion. Overall this is a family film that many of us remember catching back on the Disney channel and despite it being a direct to video movie since for those who are fans of Jim Varney themselves!


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