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Dangerous Game (1993)

Snake Eyes (original title)
R | | Drama | 19 November 1993 (USA)
A New York film director, working on his latest movie in Los Angeles, begins to reflect the actions in his movie and real life, especially when he begins an affair with the lead actress.

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Eddie Israel
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Francis Burns
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Madlyn Israel
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Tommy
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Blonde
Heather Bracken ...
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Storyline

Eddie Israel is a moviemaker. He is beginning the shooting of "The mother of mirrors", starring Francis Burns and Sarah Jennings. "The mother of mirrors" is the story of the last night of a couple falling into decay. Eddie is very demanding with the actors, and the heavy atmosphere of the film acts upon the daily life of the protagonists. Written by Yepok

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Rated R for pervasively strong language, explicit sexuality, and drug use | See all certifications »
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19 November 1993 (USA)  »

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Dangerous Game  »

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$10,000,000 (estimated)

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$72,495 (USA)
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(Unrated Director's Cut)

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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Director Jane Campion - Abel Ferrara's first choice for the role of Sarah - worked with Harvey Keitel on The Piano (1993). It was released the same year as this film. See more »

Quotes

Francis Burns: I need these things!
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Connections

Featured in Siskel & Ebert: The Worst Films of 1993 (1994) See more »

Soundtracks

G MINOR SONATA OP. 2 NO. 8
Written by George Frideric Handel (as G.F. HANDEL)
Arranged and performed by Joe Delia
Featuring Marti Sweet (violin) and Harold Coletta (viola)
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It is disturbing, it is heavy, it is good... Abel Ferrara at his best!
4 April 2017 | by (Serbia) – See all my reviews

This one is not your typical Hollywood fare. Emotionally gripping and confronting, "Dangerous Game" cuts to the core of human nature and our search for answers and meaning. Abel Ferrara's exploration of our desires, fears, and failings rings painfully true. Starring Madonna (don't let that put you off) Harvey Keitel and James Russo, and directed by Abel Ferrara, this is an interesting psychological drama about a directors obsession with his film, and the stars breakdown of reality during their making of it. This film is filmed like a documentary about the actors in their film how they get on or not get on you will have to watch it to get the benefit, my description is not fulfilling the content of the film very well.

Madonna and Harvey Keitel are extremely good on their roles, and Madonna is actually able to prove that she can be very good if the role is good enough. She delivers a sincere performance about an actress too embroiled in the characters she plays. Along with the legendary Harvey Keitel, the cast does an amazing job portraying the seedy underbelly of the film industry, using what appears to be old- school method acting. Possibly the best Madonna performance in a movie ever! Such a shame her acting didn't continue along this road. She's actually very credible in this and years later, the movie itself seems much more cohesive than it was upon first viewing.

Overall rating: 8 out of 10.


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