Harvard student Mark Zuckerberg creates the social networking site that would become known as Facebook, but is later sued by two brothers who claimed he stole their idea, and the cofounder who was later squeezed out of the business.
Nicholas Van Orton is a very wealthy San Francisco banker, but he is an absolute loner, even spending his birthday alone. In the year of his 48th birthday (the age his father committed suicide) his brother Conrad, who has gone long ago and surrendered to addictions of all kinds, suddenly returns and gives Nicholas a card giving him entry to unusual entertainment provided by something called Consumer Recreation Services (CRS). Giving up to curiosity, Nicholas visits CRS and all kinds of weird and bad things start to happen to him. Written by
Nicholas's "San Francisco" home was actually the historic Filoli Mansion, 25 miles south of San Francisco in Woodside, California. The plain gravel forecourt of the mansion was made to look more like a wrap-around driveway by the addition of the fountain, which was constructed of lightweight foam. The interior shots of the kitchen were made in the original time-worn kitchen, which is displayed on tours but no longer used. The kitchen's state of repair is not good, which partially accounts for the very dim lighting used in the kitchen scenes. The scenes in which the walls were defaced with graffiti was done by tacking up lightweight graffiti-painted foamcore boards over the wood paneling. All of the scenes at the mansion were completed in one day. See more »
Nicholas' lips don't move when he apologizes to Christine after everyone runs away at the fake hospital. See more »
[In a fancy restaurant]
I've been here before.
I took you here for your birthday.
No, I used to buy crystal meth from the Maitre D.
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The opening credits shatter in the form of jigsaw puzzle pieces in Reference to the Film's title. See more »
If you thought this movie was suspenseful with a plausible plot and ending then you must have really enjoyed paying $6.00 for about 80 cents worth of movie popcorn.
It had to be a real stretch for Douglas to play an uptight business man...I'm guessing he researched the role by watching his last 10 movies. The lemon-twist ending was straight from Hollywood 101 and was probably recycled from a poorly written Alfred Hitchcock Presents episode. If you want to watch a movie with a putz going from one possibly controlled environment to the next then watch "The Man Who Knew Too Little". It is just as bad as "The Game" but at least it had Bill Murray.
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