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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 »
Revealing mistakes: The destination "linen" on the subway trains clearly read OUT OF SERVICE.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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20 out of 25 people found the following review useful.
A Cerebral Adventure, 31 May 2004
Author: nomadicpoet from Washington

Nemesis Game is a mind-bending film filled with riddles, death, mystery, and philosophy. In it's simplest sense the film is about seeking answers and what happens when you've finally found them all. The search for answers leads Sarah Novak down a path that gets darker as it gets more compelling. The final answer seems more dangerous than it is worth, yet Sarah is so close to understanding it all. What would you do if you were offered the ability to finally make sense of the chaos of life?

The movie was written and directed by Jesse Warn. While this was Warn's first feature length film, the movie doesn't reflect that at all, but instead shows polish and an artistic approach to telling the story. Carly Pope was powerful in the lead role and showed a depth of complexity that was fascinating to watch. I would definitely love to see more of her work.

Being based on riddles, this is a very cerebral movie. It's that's your thing, as it is mine, then I totally recommend seeing Nemesis Game. Rating: 4.5/5

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