Sheila Green (Yvonne Romain) is killed in a hit-and-run car accident while walking home from a party one night. A year later, her multi-millionaire husband, Clinton (James Coburn), invites a group of friends (James Mason, Raquel Welch, Dyan Cannon, Richard Benjamin, Joan Hackett, and Ian McShane) to spend a week with him on his yacht. Clinton loves to play elaborate games and he assigns everyone a secret - one is an alcoholic, another an informer and so on - that they are not to share with anyone. Every day for the next six days, they will call into a port where they will be given clues to discover one person's secret. The game takes a deadly twist when a murder tales place and it all has to do with the game they have been playing and the secrets that Clinton assigned at the outset.
The next move is murder. [USA Theatrical]
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Did You Know?
In spite of Christine (Dyan Cannon) saying that she had lost fifty pounds, Cannon actually gained thirty pounds to play the part of Christine. According to her DVD commentary, she bought the thin gold waist chain featured as she floated in a bikini next to the ship. Her intention was that the length of the chain was the maximum waist measurement she wanted to achieve during her weight gain. See more
When Christine shuts the door to the bathroom after joining Clinton there, the lampshade on one of the nearby sconces falls off. See more
What a game! And now, Tom gets to write it; Philip gets to direct it; and what's-her-face, I mean, eh, my new client, Miss Alice Wood, gets to thrill you as Sheila Green. Who rose from call girl to columnist... Ha-ha-ha.
Referenced in Ken Adam: Designing Bond
Written by Mark Klingman
and Buzzy Linhart
Performed by Bette Midler See more