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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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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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Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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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Budget:

$10,000,000 (estimated)

Gross:

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

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1.85 : 1
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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

Party Guest: He used to be married to my mother's mother.
Party Guest: You're a double bastard.
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References Amos & Andrew (1993) See more »

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CHILDHOOD HOLLYWOOD
Written and Performed by Joe Delia
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Harvey Keitel-Bad Filmmaker
14 December 2003 | by See all my reviews

If you have a dark world view and a great deal of patience,

Dangerous Game might be the flick for you. It made me think

about the individual scenes that make a film, and the performances therein that elicit a particular response in the viewer. The whole movie is difficult to watch-at times I had to look away.

On the surface one might dismiss it as Crackhead Cassavetes.

But Keitel's character Eddie Israel and real-life director Abel

Ferrara's intentions run parallel-both men lead their actors on a

descent into a personalized hell. The script on occasion seems

ponderous and repetitive-at some points it seems as though

director Eddie Israel's film-within-a-film consists of only one

scene. James Russo (always creepy to watch) is a tightly-wound

sickening knot as Burns, and Madonna's portrayal of Sarah as

victim is an equally punishing one, both for the actress and the

viewer. And when Keitel hits you with the signature half-whine,

half-howl we hate to love him for, the fat lady has sung. There isn't

one weak performance in this film, but it's not fun at all. You

wonder why this is called entertainment. It's entertaining in the

same way watching two strangers nearly come to blows is

entertaining-you end up feeling good because it's not happening

to you.


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