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Surviving the Game (1994)

R  |   |  Action, Adventure, Crime  |  15 April 1994 (USA)
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A homeless man is hired as a survival guide for a group of wealthy businessmen on a hunting trip in the mountains, unaware that they are killers who hunt humans for sport, and that he is their new prey.

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Walter Cole (as Charles Dutton)
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Wolfe Sr.
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John Griffin
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Derek Wolfe Jr
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Hank
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Security Guard
Lawrence C. McCoy ...
Hotel Clerk
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Taxi Driver
Jacqui Dickerson ...
Taxi Passenger
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Homeless Father
Frederic Collins Jr. ...
Homeless Child
Steven King ...
Mercedes Driver
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Storyline

Mason, who lives on the streets, wants to cease his life when on the same day his two best friends die: His dog and an older man with whom he shared his food and roof. Just in time Cole, from a charity organization, can prevent his suicide and also offers him a quite well paid job as servant for a hunting party in the Rocky Mountains. Mason accepts the job and flies with them to a hut in the wilderness where they prepare everything for the four rich businessmen who want to hunt something special. Mason does not yet know that he is the victim of their sports that should lead to the basic insticts of man, but they did not count with his cleverness... Written by Volker Boehm

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The rules are simple: kill or be killed. See more »


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Rated R for strong violence and language | See all certifications »

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15 April 1994 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Anthropino thirama  »

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$7,400,000 (estimated)

Gross:

$7,690,013 (USA)
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Trivia

The address of Hell's Canyon Outfitters as detailed on the business card that Cole hands Mason is 1 5th Ave, Seattle. In real life there is no such address and the starting point of 5th Avenue is a section of monorail track. The phone number is apparently (206) 555-2829. The actual location is an office building on Orondo Street in Wenatchee, Washington. See more »

Goofs

When Wolfe Sr. is shooting at Mason in the dark he empties the magazine of his semi-automatic. There are sounds of him pulling the trigger and the hammer falling on empty chambers as if the gun is empty but it can be seen that the slide is locked back and therefore the trigger would not be able to operate the hammer. See more »

Quotes

[Mason and Hank has just stolen some meat]
Security Guard: Well-well, I finally caught your ass.
Hank: We're just hungry, partner. Give us a break will ya?
Jack Mason: Yo man, we don't want no trouble, we'll give it back!
Security Guard: To hell with giving it back! It's already been contaminated with your filth! Somebody's going to PAY!
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Referenced in Kicking and Screaming (1995) See more »

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Doing the Best I Can
Written by C. Marshall and R. Matthews
Courtesy of Associated Production Music
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It's Mason!
5 February 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I like this movie, it's not the best action movie, but is very good. The movie doesn't have the best acting and the writing and the beginning is so-so, but it picks up and gets a lot better as the movie goes on. If you ever feel like watching a solid action movie, I say pick this one up. Or if you just want to watch crazy Gary Busey act like Gary Busey.

This movie is about a homeless man (ICE T) that loses everything twice. Then takes a job with some business men (Rutger Hauer and Charles S. Dutton) to help hunt in a isolated place. Ice T soon finds out that they are hunting a deadlier game...

This movie is well worth the rental fee. You might surprise yourself and like it.


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