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Death Game
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May 1977 (USA) See more »
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The object is to stay alive. See more »
Plot:
A businessman whose family is away on his birthday picks up two young girls. He takes them to his house... See more » | Add synopsis »
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Cast

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Sondra Locke ... Agatha Jackson

Colleen Camp ... Donna

Seymour Cassel ... George Manning

Beth Brickell ... Karen Manning
Michael Kalmansohn ... Deliveryboy
Ruth Warshawsky ... Mrs. Grossman

Directed by
Peter S. Traynor  (as Peter Traynor)
 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Anthony Overman 
Michael Ronald Ross 

Produced by
Mel Bergman .... executive producer
William Duffy .... executive producer
John L. Moorehead .... associate producer
Larry Spiegel .... producer
Peter S. Traynor .... producer (as Peter Traynor)
 
Original Music by
Jimmie Haskell 
 
Cinematography by
David Worth 
 
Film Editing by
David Worth 
 
Production Design by
Jack Fisk 
Peter Jamison 
 
Makeup Department
Tino Zacchia .... makeup artist
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Chris Christenberry .... assistant director
Wes MacAphee .... assistant director
Leslie Moulton .... second assistant director
 
Art Department
Lowell Cannon .... property master
Eric Edel .... set dresser
Karin Haugse .... set dresser
Dan Martin .... set dresser
Michael Nevler .... set dresser
Bill Paxton .... assistant set decorator
Sissy Spacek .... set dresser
Linda Spheeris .... assistant art director
Janet Stearns .... set dresser
Beth Wasserman .... assistant property master
 
Sound Department
Turner Browne .... boom operator
Leslie Shatz .... sound
Wayne Wahrman .... sound effects editor
Hal Watkins .... head mixer
 
Visual Effects by
James F. Liles .... special optical effects supervisor
Mike Stanwick .... assistant color timer (as Michael Stanwick Jr.)
 
Stunts
Roger Creed .... stunts
Paula Crist .... stunts
Cyndi Swan .... stunts
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Terry Bowen .... first assistant camera
Robert Decker .... key grip (as Bob Decker)
Michael Kalmansohn .... electrician
Urve Kuusik .... still photographer
John LeBlanc .... second assistant camera
John C. Murray .... gaffer (as John Murray)
J. Michael Popovich .... grip (as Mike Popovich)
Lawrence Purcell .... electrician
Scott M. Robinson .... grip (as Scott Robinson)
Peter Smokler .... assistant camera: second unit
Jack Steely .... best boy
Norman Stevens .... electrician
Kurt Young .... electrician
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Todd Joy .... wardrobe
Aaron St. John .... wardrobe
 
Editorial Department
Bob Kaiser .... color timer (as Robert Kaiser)
Patrick McDowell .... assistant editor
Lee Stepansky .... assistant editor
Chris Thiele .... assistant editor
 
Music Department
Ron Malo .... scoring mixer
 
Transportation Department
Frances Reid .... driver
Ken Tara .... driver
 
Other crew
Anthony Albirigi .... authority: Golden Gate Bridge (as Lt. Anthony Albirigi)
Elizabeth Barnard .... assistant to producer (as Liz Bernard)
Robert C. Cawley .... police motor officer (as Robert Cawley)
Carline Davis-Dyer .... script supervisor (as Cariline Davis)
Gini Giblin .... stand-in
Harvey Gibson .... policeman
David Grey .... policeman
Heather Katz .... real estate consultant
Flora Light .... assistant to producer
Mac McCord .... stand-in
Mary Meacham .... title designer
Marcia Mielke .... production coordinator: San Francisco
Alan Myers .... policeman
Gaylene Sagona .... location auditor
Arleen Scalla .... bookkeeper
Carol Shefland .... production secretary
Candace Siller .... assistant to producer
Ken Swerilas .... location auditor
Travis White .... police motor officer
Cathy Zheutlin .... stand-in (as Kathy Zheutlin)
 

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91 min
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Certification:
Argentina:X (original rating) | Argentina:18 (re-rating) | Canada:R (Manitoba/Ontario) | Canada:18+ (Quebec) | Iceland:16 | New Zealand:R18 | USA:R

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Voice of Seymour Cassel's character is dubbed; he was reportedly so unhappy during shooting (per Sondra Locke's autobiography) he refused to participate in necessary post production dubbing.See more »
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My good old dad, 19 February 2012
Author: Chris. from Australia

Slightly better than average thriller has a pair of lesbian tramps (Locke and Camp) begging off home-alone father (Cassel) for a phone call and a dry place to stop during a thunder-storm, becoming unwelcome house guests when they resort to sadistic games that taunt their host, threatening to implicate him for statutory rape and destroy his family.

Quirky is the main adjective that comes to mind when describing this basement horror cheapie. Locke and Camp (who used body doubles for much of the nudity) make a frightening pair, while Cassel (who used a voice double) has little to do but lie on the floor bound and gagged, begging for his life while the two misfits trash his house. The film is essentially just the trio, with one brief and memorable exception from a delivery boy.

Aside from the spa orgy, Cassel's ridiculous over-dubbing and the corny (but admittedly catchy) soundtrack, the film is also memorable for its outrageous conclusion. If you saw that coming, then you might be as twisted as these two ultra-vixens. A tense and violent mind warp, but worth a look if you're open-minded.

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