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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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Cast

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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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Prop Guy
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Blonde
Heather Bracken ...
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Burns' Buddy
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Girl in Trailer
Lori Eastside ...
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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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$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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Trivia

This film reunited Abel Ferrara and Harvey Keitel, both whom collaborated on Bad Lieutenant (1992) the year before. See more »

Quotes

Francis Burns: I need these things!
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Referenced in Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt: Kimmy Finds Her Mom! (2016) See more »

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MO' BLUES
Written and Performed by Joe Delia
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A drama within a drama reflecting life
4 March 2015 | by (Australia) – See all my reviews

One of the first movies in a while to really drag me in, possibly thanks to the performances of the leads.

This feels REAL, and it's intense. A movie about the making of a movie where the drama is just as solid and visceral off-screen as it is on, but it's not some reality TV rubbish, it's a deeper reflection on life and relationships. That is, the movie that's depicted as being filmed, and the movie you're watching.. like layers of Inception.

This movie studies what people need to be whole, whether they're intrinsic or extrinsic, whether they need others, need drugs, need alcohol, money, god, or can be whole within themselves. The confusion that lust sows. The conflicts that occur when those needs are at odds between partners. The nature of need. How sometimes when we love someone, they become a part of us, and the separation becomes physical.

Finally a movie that was worth my time.


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