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The Game -- 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.
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The Game -- Wealthy financier Nicholas Van Orton gets a strange birthday present from wayward brother Conrad: a live-action game that consumes his life.

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Writers (WGA):
John Brancato (written by) &
Michael Ferris (written by)
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Release Date:
12 September 1997 (USA) See more »
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Tagline:
The Game...You Just Lost See more »
Plot:
Nicholas Van Orton is a very wealthy San Francisco banker, but he is an absolute loner, even spending his birthday alone... See more » | Full synopsis »
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1 nomination See more »
User Reviews:
An intelligent tale from start to finish. See more (506 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Michael Douglas ... Nicholas Van Orton

Sean Penn ... Conrad

Deborah Kara Unger ... Christine

James Rebhorn ... Jim Feingold
Peter Donat ... Samuel Sutherland

Carroll Baker ... Ilsa

Anna Katarina ... Elizabeth

Armin Mueller-Stahl ... Anson Baer
Charles Martinet ... Nicholas' Father
Scott Hunter McGuire ... Young Nicholas
Florentine Mocanu ... Nicholas' Mother

Elizabeth Dennehy ... Maria

Caroline Barclay ... Maggie
Daniel Schorr ... Daniel Schorr

John Aprea ... Power Executive
Harrison Young ... Obsequious Executive

Kimberly Russell ... Cynthia, CRS Receptionist
Joe Frank ... CRS Data Collating Technician
James Brooks ... James the Bartender

Gerry Becker ... New Member Ted

Jarion Monroe ... New Member Victor

Tommy Flanagan ... Solicitor / Taxi Driver
Bill Flannery ... Tubercular Commuter

Kat Kilkenny ... Rattle Gatherer (as Kathryn Jean Harris)

John Cassini ... Man in Airport

Harris Savides ... Ankles
Aaron Lucich ... City Club Waiter (as Aaron Thomas Luchich)
Victor Talmadge ... City Club Maitre D'
Marc Siegler ... City Club Waiter
André Brazeau ... Heart Attack Performer
Keena Turner ... Officer Hicks
Carlos Hoy ... Paramedic Graves
Edward Campbell ... Paramedic Stern
Sean Lanthier ... Paramedic Kirkland
Curtis Vanterpool ... Ambulance EMT
Jay Gordon ... Triage Doctor
Jeffrey Michael Young ... Officer Walker
Owen Masterson ... Pickpocket

Yuji Okumoto ... Nikko Hotel Manager

Hideo Kimura ... Nikko Hotel Bellhop
Rachel Flanagan ... Nikko Hotel Maid (as Rachel Schadt)

Mark Boone Junior ... Shady Private Investigator
Joy Ann Ryan ... Kaleigh Baer
Peter Davidian ... Mr. Garcia (as Pete Davidian)
Jack Kehoe ... Lieutenant Sullivan

Christopher John Fields ... Detective Boyle
Linda Manz ... Christine's Roomate Amy
Vic Ferreira ... Assassin Mobubbi (as Victor Ferrerira)

Duffy Gaver ... Assassin Brodi

Bob Stephenson ... Assassin Kartmann (as Robert J. Stephenson)
Sean Moloney ... Assassin Rankin
John Hammil ... U.S. Embassy Counselor
Rachel Steinberg ... Sheraton Desk Clerk

George Maguire ... Sheraton Manager

Trish Summerville ... Hot Waitress

Jason Kristofer ... Teen Thug (as Jason Kristopher)
Lily Soh Froehlich ... New Moon Cafe Manager
Tammy Koehler ... Tammy Fisher
Michael Lynwood ... Michael Fisher
Alex Lynwood ... Alex Fisher
Charles Branklyn ... CRS Guard

Spike Jonze ... Airbag EMT Beltran

Michael Massee ... Airbag EMT Galliano
Sara Davallou ... Rachel
Stephen Cowee ... Mel
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Gypsy Boots ... Bit Part (uncredited)
Christopher Cory ... Airport Security Guard (uncredited)
Tom Crowl ... Truck Driver (uncredited)
Bob Dini ... Wealthy Club Member (uncredited)
Terence Ford ... Lawyer #1 (uncredited)
Will Jones ... Gangster (uncredited)
Anni Long ... Lawyer #2 (uncredited)
Tracie May ... Restaurant Cashier (uncredited)
Jamie Midgley ... Doorman (uncredited)

J. Anthony Pena ... CRS Security Guard (uncredited)
Bob Quinn ... Bar Patron (uncredited)

Elise Robins ... Young Ilsa (uncredited)
Bob Scott ... Lawyer #3 (uncredited)
Jason Uson ... Bell Person (uncredited)

Directed by
David Fincher 
 
Writing credits
(WGA)
John Brancato (written by) &
Michael Ferris (written by)

Produced by
John Brancato .... co-producer
Ceán Chaffin .... producer
Michael Ferris .... co-producer
Steve Golin .... producer
Jonathan Mostow .... executive producer
 
Original Music by
Howard Shore 
 
Cinematography by
Harris Savides 
 
Film Editing by
James Haygood 
 
Casting by
Don Phillips 
 
Production Design by
Jeffrey Beecroft 
 
Art Direction by
James J. Murakami (supervising art director) (as Jim Murakami)
Steve Saklad  (as Steven Saklad)
 
Set Decoration by
Jackie Carr 
 
Costume Design by
Michael Kaplan 
 
Makeup Department
Bridget Bergman .... makeup artist
Shawn Finch .... additional hair stylist
Tom Lucas .... makeup artist: Mr. Douglas (as Thomas E. Lucas)
Patricia Miller .... hair stylist (as Patty Miller)
Julie Pearce .... makeup department head
Toni-Ann Walker .... hair stylist: Mr. Douglas (as Toni Ann Walker)
 
Production Management
R. Anthony Brown .... unit production manager
Tim Clawson .... executive in charge of production
Joel Hatch .... production supervisor
Glenn Kiser .... post-production supervisor: Propaganda Films
Peter Mavromates .... post-production supervisor
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Yudi Bennett .... first assistant director
Rusty Mahmood .... dga trainee
Jonathan McGarry .... second assistant director (as Jonathan S. McGarry)
Matt Rebenkoff .... second second assistant director
 
Art Department
Dean Backer .... swing gang
Giovanni Bianchini .... swing gang
Pete Bowman .... construction coordinator
Max E. Brehme .... swing gang (as Max Brehme)
Steve Burnes .... propmaker
Steve Callas .... construction coordinator
Janine Cavoto .... set dresser
Hugh Conlon .... construction coordinator: additional photography
Robert Consing .... storyboard artist
Gary Costin .... propmaker foreman
J. Michael Davis .... set dresser
Tim Donelan .... lead man
Bryan Duff .... assistant props
Anthony Gaudio .... stand-by painter (as Tony Gaudio)
Grace Karman Graham .... art department assistant (as Karman Graham)
George Gugler .... paint foreman
Jill Hall .... swing gang
Peter Hamilton .... swing gang
Denise Harris .... set dressing assistant
Patrick Janicke .... illustrator
Alan S. Kaye .... set designer
Lara Kelly .... art department coordinator: San Francisco
Scott W. Leslie .... swing gang
George F. Mauricio .... assistant props (as George Mauricio)
Larry Misselhorn .... greensman
Vince Moisden .... graffiti artist
Roy 'Bucky' Moore .... property master
Mike Nichols .... laborer (as Michael Nichols)
Christopher S. Nushawg .... assistant art director: San Francisco
Craig Nycz .... sign painter
Wayne Nycz .... gang boss
Edward E. O'Connell .... gang boss (as Ed O'Connell)
Max Pallat .... swing gang
Ralph Peterson .... general foreman
Ralph Peterson .... propmaker foreman
Jim Poynter .... leadman: San Francisco
Scott Purcell .... graphic artist
Eugenio Quintero .... plasterer
Rudy Reachi .... assistant props
Greg Rocco .... on-set dresser
Liza Rudolph .... assistant to production designer
Victor Sardelich .... propmaker foreman
Paul Schrauwers .... property maker
James R. Shumaker .... set dresser
Shana Sigmond .... buyer
Jesse Siono Jr. .... gang boss
Ricky B. Stecyk .... swing gang (as Rick 'Flintstone' Stecyk)
Patrick M. Sullivan Jr. .... set designer
Rob Thompson .... propmaker foreman
Robert L. Thompson .... construction foreman (as Robert Thompson)
Don Watson .... swing gang
Robert Webb .... construction foreman
Mike Wells .... general foreman
Fred Apolito .... propmaker (uncredited)
Wayne Billheimer .... construction office manager (uncredited)
Pete Bowman .... property maker (uncredited)
Jeff Khachadoorian .... carpenter (uncredited)
David Napoli .... leadman (uncredited)
Jeff Ogg .... carpenter (uncredited)
Jacques Rey .... illustrator (uncredited)
 
Sound Department
Steve Boeddeker .... conforming editor
Todd Boekelheide .... re-recording mixer
Scott Brose .... adr mixer
Willie D. Burton .... sound mixer (as Willie Burton)
Yin Cantor .... assistant sound editor
Alessandro Checcacci .... re-recording mixer: italian dubbing
Lisa Chino .... 1st assistant sound editor
Edmond J. Coblentz Jr. .... assistant sound editor (as Edmond Coblentz)
Malcolm Fife .... supervising foley editor
Sara Hegarty .... assistant sound editor
Hilda Hodges .... foley artist
Richard Hymns .... supervising sound editor
Tad Jacobs .... assistant sound editor
Elizabeth Kenton .... dialogue editor
Ren Klyce .... remix supervisor: video mastering
Ren Klyce .... sound designer
Ren Klyce .... supervising sound editor
Tai Klyce .... assistant sound editor
Jeffrey Kroeber .... 1st assistant sound designer (as Jeffrey Kroebber)
Jeffrey Kroeber .... recordist (as Jeffrey Kroebber)
Kimberly Lambert .... supervising adr editor
Kimberly Lambert .... supervising dialogue editor
Mary Jo Lang .... foley mixer (as Maryjo Lang)
Marvin E. Lewis .... boom operator (as Marvin Lewis)
Michael Meier .... cable person
Harry B. Miller III .... dialogue editor (as Harry Miller)
David Parker .... re-recording mixer
David Parker .... remix re-recording engineer: video mastering
Charleen Richards .... adr mixer
John Roesch .... foley artist
Ronald G. Roumas .... recordist: video mastering (as Ron Roumas)
Jurgen Scharpf .... mix technician: video mastering
Michael Semanick .... re-recording mixer
Carolyn Tapp .... foley recordist
Mark Wineman .... 24 frame sound
Evan T. Chen .... assistant adr editor (uncredited)
Fred Clemons .... sound re-recordist (uncredited)
James Lebrecht .... conforming editor (uncredited)
Gary Rizzo .... re-recording mixer (uncredited?)
Steve Romanko .... machine room operator (uncredited)
Derek Sample .... adr recordist (uncredited)
Derek Sample .... sound editor (uncredited)
Kent Sparling .... assistant re-recording mixer (uncredited)
David E. Turner .... machine room operator (uncredited)
David E. Turner .... sound transferer (uncredited)
 
Special Effects by
Eric Roberts .... special effects
Shawn Roberts .... special effects
Cliff Wenger .... special effects coordinator
Gregg Bond .... special effects (uncredited)
 
Visual Effects by
Richard 'Dr.' Baily .... digital animation supervisor/producer
Glen Bennett .... flame artist
Les Bernstien .... director of photography: miniature shoot
Jenny Bright .... visual effects producer
Robin L. D'Arcy .... visual effects producer (as Robin D'Arcy)
Kent Demaine .... future technology designer: Black Box Digital
Alex Frisch .... visual effects supervisor
Alex Frisk .... visual effects artist
Bill Hansard .... process photography
Kevin Tod Haug .... visual effects supervisor
Michael Joyce .... miniature supervisor
Michael Katz .... gaffer: visual effects photography
Michele Maples .... miniature effects producer
Geoff McAuliffe .... visual effects artist
Yolie Moreno .... miniature effects coordinator
Liz Radley .... video/computer graphics supervisor
Mandy Shieldes .... visual effects assistant
Jeff Wells .... digital effects artist: Pacific Title Digital
Todd Fellows .... model maker (uncredited)
Rob Gyorgy .... digital visual effects: Toybox (uncredited)
Robert Ikeda .... visual effects (uncredited)
John Joyce .... model maker (uncredited)
Timothy Niver .... model maker (uncredited)
Josa Leah 'SDB' Porter .... visual effects coordinator: Toybox (uncredited)
Paul Rigg .... senior visual effects artist: Toybox (uncredited)
 
Stunts
Rocky Capella .... stunts
Danny Castle .... stunts
Steven Chambers .... stunts (as Steve Chambers)
Phil Chong .... stunts
Sheldon Davis .... stunts
Annie Ellis .... stunts
Richard M. Ellis .... stunts (as Richard Ellis)
Brad Lackey .... stunts
Lane Leavitt .... stunts
Matt McBride .... stunts
Cole McLarty .... stunts
Darrin Prescott .... stunts
Danny Rogers .... stunts
Michael Runyard .... stunt coordinator
Tim Trella .... stunts
Nancy Young .... stunt double: Deborah Kara Unger
Michael T. Brady .... stunts (uncredited)
Doc Duhame .... stunts (uncredited)
Jimmy Hart .... utility stunts (uncredited)
Lane Leavitt .... stunt rigger (uncredited)
Jeff Mosley .... stunts (uncredited)
Allen Robinson .... utility stunts (uncredited)
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Michael Adler .... best boy electric (as Mike Adler)
Spencer Anderson .... electrician
Larry J. Aube .... key rigging grip (as Larry Aube)
Nico Bally .... grip
Christopher Blauvelt .... second assistant camera (as Chris Blauvelt)
Eric Blum .... electrician
Eric Blum .... local rigging gaffer
Martin Bosworth .... dimmer board operator
Michael Brennan .... dolly grip
John P. Cleveland .... grip (as Johnny Cleveland)
Anthony R. Collier .... best boy rigging grip (as Anthony 'Bob' Collier)
Michael J. Coo .... key grip (as Michael Coo)
Jeff Cronenweth .... director of photography: second unit
Laurence Cropley .... electrician
Peter Davidian .... best boy electric (as Pete Davidian)
Jeffrey De La Rosa .... rigging gaffer
Ron Diggory .... grip
Michael Ferris .... underwater camera operator
Tony Friedkin .... still photographer (as Anthony Friedkin)
Adam Glick .... rigging electrician
Joseph Guerino .... electrician
Steve Hassenpflug .... electrician
Russell Hosking .... electrician
Steve Irwin .... computer/video engineer
Dan Kerns .... rigging gaffer
Craig Kohtala .... best boy grip
J. Steven Matzinger .... second assistant camera
Ronald A. Miller .... rigging grip foreman
Claudio Miranda .... gaffer
Orlando Orona .... grip
Michael Santoro .... rigging grip
Martin Schaer .... camera operator
Chris Strong .... gaffer: additional photography
Wayne Tidwell .... video assist operator (as Wayne R. Tidwell)
Anthony Van Dyk .... electrician (as Anthony Van Dyke)
Chris Weigand .... lighting technician
Julian Whatley .... first assistant camera
John-Paul Beeghly .... additional second assistant camera (uncredited)
Mitchell Bergman .... rigging electrician (uncredited)
Gregory Collis .... rigging grip (uncredited)
Lynetta Freeman .... second assistant camera (uncredited)
Dylan Goss .... aerial camera operator (uncredited)
Sheila Greene .... set electrician: San Francisco (uncredited)
Wayne Kosky .... grip (uncredited)
Brian Lataille .... remote head operator: stab-c (uncredited)
Chris Lindsay .... rigging electrician (uncredited)
Daniel Page McDonough .... assistant camera: second unit (uncredited)
Brian Minzlaff .... electrician: San Francisco (uncredited)
Brian Rosso .... grip (uncredited)
Gary Stark .... rigging electrician (uncredited)
 
Animation Department
Richard 'Dr.' Baily .... animator
David Watkinson .... computer animator
 
Casting Department
Sande Alessi .... extras casting
Rachel Flanagan .... casting assistant (as Rachel Schadt)
Dee Dee Wehle .... casting: New York
Ethan Flower .... casting assistant: New York (uncredited)
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Fran Allgood .... costumer: Mr. Douglas
Cynthia Black .... key set costumer
Linda Matthews .... costume supervisor
Meg Matthews .... set costumer
Amy J. Smith .... costumer
Trish Summerville .... costume design assistant
Phyllis Thurber-Moffit .... costume textile artist
Daniela Moore .... costumer (uncredited)
 
Editorial Department
Babette Dickerson .... assistant editor
Chuck Heron .... on-line editor: video mastering
Terry Hubbard .... assistant editor
Yvan Lucas .... color consultant
Michelle Mendenhall .... post-production assistant
Alan Michels .... post-production assistant
Stephen Nakamura .... dailies telecine
Alex Olivares .... first assistant film editor
David Orr .... color timer
John Venzon .... assistant editor: video mastering
Jonny Winograd .... assistant editor (as Jon Winograd)
Aaron Brock .... assistant editor (uncredited)
 
Location Management
Thomas M. Harrigan .... location assistant (as Thomas Harrigan)
Sandra Louie .... location assistant
Flint Maloney .... location manager: Los Angeles
Kevin L. Peachy .... location assistant (as Kevin Peachy)
Stefanie Pleet .... location manager: San Francisco
Richard Schuler .... location manager (as Rick Schuler)
Jonathan Shedd .... location manager: San Francisco
Omar Veytia .... location manager: mexico
Michael White .... location assistant
Paul E. Yap .... location assistant
Dave Yrueta .... location assistant
Michael D. Gillis .... location assistant (uncredited)
Efrain Lomeli .... location manager assistant: Mexico (uncredited)
Jack Robinson .... location scout (uncredited)
 
Music Department
Sandy DeCrescent .... conductor
Sandy DeCrescent .... music contractor
Dan Evans Farkas .... assistant music editor
David Gleeson .... additional music treatment
Mario Guameri .... music contractor
Janice Hayen .... music preparation
Tod Holcomb .... music editorial technician
Michael Jacobi .... supervising music editor
Janet Ketchum .... music contractor
John Kurlander .... music scoring engineer
Kevin Mahonchak .... music preparation
Bryan Pezzone .... musician: paino
Howard Shore .... conductor
Howard Shore .... orchestrator
Ryan Shore .... music preparation
Susan Shufro .... assistant music editor
Dawn Soler .... music supervisor
James Thatcher .... musician: french horn
Adrian Van Velsen .... music editorial technician
Chris Boardman .... music arranger (uncredited)
Craig Braginsky .... composer: theme music (uncredited)
Frankie Pine .... music clearance (uncredited)
 
Transportation Department
George Hrivnak .... transportation co-captain
Louis Rodriguez .... transportation captain
James Thornsberry .... transportation coordinator (as Jim Thornsberry)
Sheila Thornsberry .... transportation office assistant
Manny Demello .... driver (uncredited)
 
Other crew
Kirsten Anderson .... payroll accountant
David Auge .... production assistant
Jamie Babbit .... script supervisor
Jon Bachmann .... production assistant
Richard 'Dr.' Baily .... title designer
Samuel Bokebza .... first assistant accountant (as Samuel Bokobza)
Sue Bokobza .... production accountant
David Boyle .... Legal Counsel
Richard Bronskill .... auricle operator
Doug Brown .... production assistant
Raymond Bulinski .... craft service (as Ray Bulinski)
Karen Chalk Wheeler .... post-production accountant
Chris Clausing .... additional effects/enhancements: video mastering
Robert Cotnoir .... synclavier programmer
Julie B. Crane .... product placement/clearances
Christopher Desmond .... first aid
John S. Dorsey .... assistant: Ms. Chaffin
John Embry .... production assistant
Renee Featherstone .... assistant: Mr. Douglas (as Renee Featerstone)
Nancy Gianzero .... assistant to executive in charge of production (as Annunziata Gianzero)
Grace Karman Graham .... set crew (as Karman Graham)
Grace Karman Graham .... stand-in (as Karman Graham)
Gabrielle Grant .... production assistant
Brett Greenstein .... assistant: Mr. Golin
Mark Hager .... assistant production coordinator
Krista Helgeson .... production assistant
Ellen Hofstadter .... accounting supervisor (as Ellen Hofstadter-Shapiro)
Eric Jacobson .... assistant production coordinator
Joris Kivits .... production assistant
Ren Klyce .... remix supervisor: video mastering
Susan B. Kreutz .... craft service (as Sue Krevtz)
Sean Lanthier .... first aid
Keira Marcus .... production assistant (as Keira March)
John Mardesich .... technical operations manager: video mastering
Peter Mavromates .... mastering supervisor: video mastering
Jamie Midgley .... assistant: Mr. Douglas
Amy Miller .... production assistant
Liz Newman .... production coordinator
Sargent Pillsbury .... assistant: Mr. Golin
Deborah Ricketts .... stock footage
Marsha Robertson .... unit publicist
Jordan Ryder .... assistant: Mr. Penn
Lynn Struiksma .... production assistant
Mark Trapenberg .... key set production assistant
Christa Vausbinder .... second assistant accountant
James J. Wilhelm .... craft service (as Jim Wilhelm)
Doug Wilson .... production assistant
Tammy Lynn Yazgulian .... first aid (as Tammy Yazgulian)
Erik Anderson .... production assistant (uncredited)
Jacob Chase .... adr loop group (uncredited)
Tora Chung .... set production assistant (uncredited)
Brian Dettor .... additional production assistant (uncredited)
Roman Diaz .... production assistant (uncredited)
Aimee Dominguez .... production assistant (uncredited)
Larry Gross .... screenplay polisher (uncredited)
Paul Hargrave .... executive location manager: Propaganda Films (uncredited)
Saisie M. Jang .... set production assistant (uncredited)
Owen Masterson .... stand-in: Mr. Douglas (uncredited)
Earl McDaniel III .... researcher (uncredited)
Kevin McNamara .... production assistant (uncredited)
Robert Mehnert .... aerial unit director (uncredited)
Kenny Rivenbark .... remote head technician (uncredited)
Joe Rose .... craft service (uncredited)
Mike Sudrow .... weapons specialist (uncredited)
Andrew Kevin Walker .... script doctor (uncredited)
 

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MPAA:
Rated R for language, and for some violence and sexuality
Runtime:
129 min
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Language:
Color:
Color (Technicolor)
Aspect Ratio:
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Did You Know?

Trivia:
The film cast includes three Oscar winners: Sean Penn, Michael Douglas and Spike Jonze; and two Oscar nominees: Armin Mueller-Stahl and Carroll Baker.See more »
Goofs:
Audio/visual unsynchronized: Nicholas' lips don't move when he apologizes to Christine after everyone runs away at the fake hospital.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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FAQ

How much sex, violence, and profanity are in this movie?
What did Nicholas mean when he told Feingold, "I'm pulling back the curtain...I want to meet the wizard."
What did Jim Feingold mean when he said that Nicholas was a "left-brain word fetishist"?
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250 out of 308 people found the following review useful.
An intelligent tale from start to finish., 5 March 2001
Author: The Record Guy from New York, USA

Let me just tell you that, as a middle aged film buff, I have seen my share of flicks, good and bad. Very few rate as high as "The Game" in entertainment value. "The Game" is most definitely one of the "most fun" movies to hit the silver screen in a long time. Filled with plot twists and turns, this film takes the movie-goer on a psychological roller coaster ride from the tile screens to the final credit roll.

"The Game" is truly an intelligent tale, sort of a brain teaser that you get to watch and listen to, with a time limit. You have just 128 minutes to solve this, and chances are, like me, you'll be hanging on the solution to this puzzle until the very end.

The script was well written by a writer who clearly understands the needs of an adult audience. Yes, we like our fun but we like to exercise our brains once in a while also. And let there be no mistake about the great performances offered here by Michael Douglas and his co-stars. I was engrossed by all and couldn't take my eyes of the screen.

There is plenty for everybody here. Fun for all. A big winner in my book and definitely on my list of all time favorites. Get it and enjoy the ride!

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