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Nemesis Game -- Sarah Novak is an introverted college student with a few skeletons in her closet. Shying away from classmates, she prefers to spend time with Vern, an old comic store owner who shares her passion for mind games and riddles. But when the riddles she solves lead to the deaths of those around her, she realizes the riddles are more than a simple game...
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Jesse Warn (writer)
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Release Date:
16 September 2003 (USA) See more »
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The only thing more terrifying then playing it...is winning
Plot:
An introspective university student with an unhealthy interest in riddles and puzzles becomes involved in a sinister mind game that results in murder. Full summary » | Full synopsis »
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4 wins & 5 nominations See more »
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Much Better Than Expected See more (33 total) »

Cast

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Directed by
Jesse Warn 
 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Jesse Warn  writer

Produced by
Suzanne L. Berger .... producer
Peter Block .... executive producer
Alex Brown .... executive producer
Chris Brown .... executive producer
Jason Constantine .... associate producer
Steven Hoban .... executive producer
Matthew Metcalfe .... producer
Noah Segal .... executive producer
Anna M. Stuart .... associate producer
 
Original Music by
Matt Fletcher 
Haim Frank Ilfman (music scored by) (as Frank Ilfman)
 
Cinematography by
Aaron Morton 
 
Film Editing by
Bruce Lange 
 
Casting by
Nancy Botting-Harrison 
Robin D. Cook 
Daniel Hubbard 
 
Production Design by
Peter Cosco 
 
Art Direction by
Greg Chown 
 
Set Decoration by
Peter Atto 
Jon Beer 
Bruce Graydon 
Craig Harris 
Kent McIntyre 
 
Costume Design by
Shelley Mansell 
 
Makeup Department
Barbara Barkey .... key makeup artist
Paul Jones .... special makeup effects designer
Danielle Lee .... key hair stylist (as Danielle Goldschlager)
 
Production Management
Chris Foss .... production manager
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Catherine Gourdier .... second assistant director
J. Elizabeth Marsh .... trainee assistant director
John Rainey .... first assistant director
Anthony Tedesco .... third assistant director
 
Art Department
David Chevalier .... assistant art director
David Gunson .... storyboard artist
Tyler Unrau .... assistant property master
Julia Wille .... property master
 
Sound Department
Stephen Cabana .... boom operator
Mathew Knights .... sound re-recording mixer
Richard Welsh .... dolby sound consultant
Jeff Wilston .... sound mixer
 
Special Effects by
Scott Chalmers .... special effects technician
Dave Fulton .... special effects key
Paul Jones .... special makeup effects designer
Jeff Skochko .... special effects coordinator
 
Stunts
Alison Reid .... stunt coordinator
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Jason Marlow .... assistant camera
Cameron McLean .... steadicam operator
Gottfried Pflugbeil .... first assistant camera
Kirsta Teague .... assistant camera
Caley Wilson .... best boy grip
 
Animation Department
Larry Adlon .... animator: on-set monitor displays
 
Casting Department
Nicole Hilliard-Forde .... casting associate
 
Editorial Department
Alfredo Frasson .... color timer
Luis Freitas .... assistant editor
Gord Ventura .... dailies colorist
 
Music Department
Nicola Fletcher .... music supervisor
 
Transportation Department
Robert Carter .... driver
 
Other crew
Lesia Capone .... production coordinator
Dan Gosse .... production assistant
Brian King .... assistant location manager
Soo-Won Lee .... script supervisor
Brandon Long .... location manager
Anthony Paniccia .... assistant accountant
Stephen Paniccia .... production accountant
Jillian Sabean .... assistant production coordinator
Claire Smith .... production assistant
Derek Ursacki .... daily accounting assistant
Brian Walden .... head of production: New Zealand
 

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Rated R for language
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USA:92 min
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The subway station in the movie is an abandoned station at Bay Street on the Toronto subway. At one time it was used when trains switched from the Bloor-Danforth line to the Yonge line. When that was discontinued because of switching problems, the station was abandoned. The Toronto Transit Commission rents it out for movie shoots such as this. At one point it had been made to look like a New York subway station and the TTC wished to keep it that way. However the fire department vetoed that because the material used in the "disguise" presented a fire hazard.See more »
Goofs:
Errors made by characters (possibly deliberate errors by the filmmakers): In the report the possessive pronoun "its" is spelled like the contraction "it's".See more »
Quotes:
[first lines]
Jeff Novak:[entering interrogation room] Hi Emily. Didn't need to be like this, did it?
Jeff Novak:"Emily Gray. First class artist, high school. Graduated Vancouver." Everything seems to have gone along swimmingly until 1995. Then, 1996 comes along, and wow. You tried to drown a little boy in a lake, out of the blue. You served 5 years on that, you're out for only one, and then this mess. You want to tell me what's going on? I mean you do right? I mean that's why you confessed. I'm all ears, Emily? If you've got something to say, let's hear it. What - the hell - happened?
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Movie Connections:
References Heavy Gear (1997) (VG)See more »
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23 out of 26 people found the following review useful.
Much Better Than Expected, 9 December 2003
Author: Michael Longstreet from Sacramento, California

I originally rented this direct-to-video film because it stars one of my favorite actors (Adrian Paul). I expected this cheesy boring film that would be average. Instead what I found was a movie that kept me guessing until the very end. The film has a superb ending and good acting all the way around. Sarah Novak is a fan of riddles. When she stumbles across a game where riddle after riddle are solved for fun, she gets herself in over her head when the game turns deadly. The 'Nemesis Game' as it comes to be called is supposed to end with one final riddle. If the player gets the riddle correct and writes the answer on the wall, then they are shown 'the design' of the game; a design that is supposed to make them insane. I know, I know the story sounds weird and stupid. But I assure you this is a fabulous film. It opens kind of slow but you must give it a chance to get going. Once it does, it doesn't let go. This very unique plot and inventive ending leave you wanting to know more of story at the end. At the end it leaves you saying 'wow.' This film is highly recommended.

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