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Dangerous Game (1993)
"Snake Eyes" (original title)

R  |   |  Drama  |  19 November 1993 (USA)
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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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Cast

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Eddie Israel
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Sarah Jennings
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Francis Burns
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Madlyn Israel
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Tommy
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Blonde
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Girl in Trailer
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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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$72,495 (USA)
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(Unrated Director's Cut)

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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Eddie Israel is shown watching a scene from Les Blank's documentary Burden of Dreams (1982), about Werner Herzog's attempt to haul a real 340-ton steamship over a mountain during the making of his film Fitzcarraldo (1982) (which he successfully accomplished). See more »

Quotes

Francis Burns: I need these things!
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Connections

Referenced in A Short Film About the Long Career of Abel Ferrara (2004) See more »

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ORIGINAL GANGSTER
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Courtesy of Capitol Records
Under license from CEMA Special Markets
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Infidelity, Sex, Drugs and Booze
19 April 2008 | by (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil) – See all my reviews

While shooting a movie in Los Angeles about the abused wife Sarah Jennings (Madonna) that has converted to Christian and her husband Francis Burns (James Russo) that misses their orgies, the New Yorker director Eddie Israel (Harvey Keitel) pushes his lead actor and actress to the edge affecting their real lives. Eddie has one brief affair with Sarah but he feels also affected by his work and confesses the truth about his many infidelities to his wife Mad Israel (Nancy Ferrara), blurring fiction and reality and destroying his marriage.

"Dangerous Game" is a sort of experimental "movie within a movie" showing a parallel journey to hell of the character, lead actor and director blended with sex, drugs and booze. The result is a strange and unpleasant movie but very well acted, especially by Madonna that has a magnificent and very convincing performance. It is not entertaining and certainly not the best film of Abel Ferrara, but for fans like me it is worthwhile watching it. My vote is six.

Title (Brazil): "Olhos de Serpente" ("Eyes of Snake")


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