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

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12 September 1997 (USA)  »

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Box Office

Budget:

$50,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$14,337,029 (USA) (12 September 1997)

Gross:

$48,265,581 (USA) (19 December 1997)
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Trivia

In the first restaurant scene where Nicholas meets Conrad, the waitress who spills the iced tea is in fact Christine (Deborah Unger) who becomes an integral part of "The Game" and her connection with Nicholas. The spilling of the tea is a hint to the upcoming chaos involving these characters. See more »

Goofs

When Nicholas visits his ex wife, he has a band-aid on his nose. In the restaurant the band-aid is gone, only to reappear at the zoo. See more »

Quotes

Nicholas: What's that?
Conrad: [signs document] This... is... the bill.
Nicholas: Do you want to split it?
Conrad: [exhales] Oh God yes! I'll take some of that...
[shows Nicholas enormous number at bottom of receipt]
Nicholas: [shocked look] Oh my God...
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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 Midnight Madness (1980) See more »

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Teresa Teng Selection
Courtesy of PolyGram Music Publishing, Hong Kong Ltd.
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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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