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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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Ilsa
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Elizabeth
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Nicholas' Father
Scott Hunter McGuire ...
Young Nicholas
Florentine Mocanu ...
Nicholas' Mother
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Maggie
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Power Executive
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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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The object of the game is to discover the object of.... The Game See more »


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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  »

Box Office

Budget:

$50,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$14,337,029 (USA) (14 September 1997)

Gross:

$48,323,648 (USA)
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2.40 : 1
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Trivia

When Mr. van Orton went to Christine's house there was a cable repair service van outside, which initials are "CRS" See more »

Goofs

When the detective follows Nicholas from the hotel, there are sometimes two people in the car. See more »

Quotes

Nicholas: So, you've played recently?
New Member Ted: Oh, about a year ago. I was working in Los Angeles.
Nicholas: I hear the London office is very good, too. It just sounds like a lot of fantasy, role-playing nonsense.
New Member Ted: [leans in] You wanna know what it is? What it's all about?
[Nicholas leans closer]
New Member Ted: John 9:25.
Nicholas: I... haven't been to Sunday school in a long time.
New Member Ted: 'Whereas once I was blind, now I can see.'
[rises]
New Member Ted: Good night, Nicholas. Best of luck.
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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 Seconds (1966) See more »

Soundtracks

Call Me
Written by Tony Hatch
Performed by The New Classic Singers
Courtesy of Capitol Records
Under license from EMI-Capitol Special Markets
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....and when it was all over, I was blown away
18 April 2002 | by (Tucson, AZ) – See all my reviews

Very few films have captured my attention the way The Game did. Every turn, every corner seemed to have some hint of intrigue and deception. This film would be the life's work for any major film maker, but then again, this David Fincher were talking about.

Years from now, when Fincher is honored with his lifetime achievement award at the Academy Awards, his true fans will always remember this film. It put a whole new twist on the idea of "plot-twist." One of the few films me and my father both liked (we never agree on any film).


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