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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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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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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
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
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 »
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 »
[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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6 out of 6 people found the following review useful.
Enjoyable!, 12 July 2006
Author: PORGISH from toronto

What can I say? Not as bad as many here have made it out to be. The only reason I even watched this film that I had previously never heard of before, was strictly for IAN McSHANE.

I was not disappointed in the least. IAN McSHANE was absolutely brilliant and brings an amazing subtlety to his role. He's always great to watch and for my money... an extremely underused actor.

As for the rest of the film.... Every other actor in the movie delivered strong, solid performances. These people certainly weren't being paid huge amounts of cash for their participation (as this was a fairly low budget film) but this did not mean that any of them "mailed" their appearances in. Everyone was convincing and compelling with the parts given to them.

I was even pleasantly surprised at ADRIAN PAUL's performance though I must admit I have only ever seen him in the HIGHLANDER Television series before this movie.

The plot was well paced and the storyline intriguing and much like real life, not everything ends up tied in a nice neat little package for you at the end of the film. Anybody who expected a clear-cut, by-the-numbers, connect the dots "conclusion" or "answer" at the end of the movie... CLEARLY wasn't watching the film closely enough! This film is not going to tell you what the "meaning of life" is! The idea is that after seeing the film, you might go and discuss the unanswered questions with your friends over a coffee. I certainly did.

No car chases... No explosions... No bar room brawls.... (sounds pretty dull, huh?) But the reality is that I was completely absorbed by the film and it's just a well written little piece with an interesting hook and solid character performances by all parties involved.

****** WARNING...****** If you're the kind of person who dislikes movies that dangle an enormous "question" as the central engine of the story and then end the movie without answering that particular question directly...


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