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The Game (1997)

After a wealthy banker is given an opportunity to participate in a mysterious game, his life is turned upside down when he becomes unable to distinguish between the game and reality.

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Nicholas' Father
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Young Nicholas
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Storyline

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 in to curiosity, Nicholas visits CRS and all kinds of weird and bad things start to happen to him. Written by Anonymous

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Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for language, and for some violence and sexuality | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

12 September 1997 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Igra  »

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Box Office

Budget:

$50,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$14,337,029, 14 September 1997, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$48,323,648

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$109,423,648
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2.40 : 1
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Trivia

Charles Martinet, the man who plays Nicholas' father, has been the official voice actor for Mario since the 90's. See more »

Goofs

When the "news anchor" is speaking to Nicholas through the TV, Nicholas begins to pry apart the TV in order to find the camera, and the man on the TV looks directly to his lower-left, right at where the panel is being broken off. This would only make sense if the camera were mounted on the TV; however, it is shortly revealed that the camera is located across the room from where Nicholas and the TV are located, not mounted on the TV itself. See more »

Quotes

New Member Ted: This was the best one *ever*!
Jim Feingold: [shakes Nicholas's hand] You know, thank God you jumped, because if you didn't, I was supposed to throw you off!
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Crazy Credits

The opening credits shatter in the form of jigsaw puzzle pieces in Reference to the Film's title. See more »

Connections

References Vertigo (1958) See more »

Soundtracks

Icy Blue
Written by Julius Robinson and Michael Sherwood
Performed by Vise Grip & The Ambassadors
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The Game is ON.
11 September 2011 | by See all my reviews

I was hungry like anything when I started watching this movie and that was the only time I felt hungry. 2 hours and 3 minutes passed like you are playing your favorite GAME and could not concentrate anything else. If you think Micheal Douglas is an over rated actor then this movie is enough to prove you wrong. Sean Penn does full justice to his cameo. This is not a movie that leaves you with puzzles after watching unlike many mystery thrillers, instead it solves itself and relaxes your muscles after a rough ride. This is a movie with an engrossing script, excellent acting and flawless direction. If you have not watched this movie yet then PLAY it. You wont regret it all. Entertainment at its best. Now I can have my snacks and you go watch it. 8/10


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