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Surviving the Game (1994)

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A homeless man is hired as a survival guide for a group of wealthy businessmen on a hunting trip in the mountains, unaware that they are killers who hunt humans for sport, and that he is their new prey.

Director:

Ernest R. Dickerson (as Ernest Dickerson)

Writer:

Eric Bernt
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Ice-T ... Jack Mason
Rutger Hauer ... Thomas Burns
Charles S. Dutton ... Walter Cole (as Charles Dutton)
Gary Busey ... Doc Hawkins
F. Murray Abraham ... Wolfe Sr.
John C. McGinley ... John Griffin
William McNamara ... Derek Wolfe Jr
Jeff Corey ... Hank
Bob Minor ... Security Guard
Lawrence C. McCoy Lawrence C. McCoy ... Hotel Clerk
George Fisher ... Taxi Driver
Jacqui Dickerson Jacqui Dickerson ... Taxi Passenger
Victor Morris ... Homeless Father
Frederic Collins Jr. Frederic Collins Jr. ... Homeless Child
Steven King Steven King ... Mercedes Driver
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Storyline

Mason, who lives on the streets, wants to cease his life when on the same day his two best friends die: His dog and an older man with whom he shared his food and roof. Just in time Cole, from a charity organization, can prevent his suicide and also offers him a quite well paid job as servant for a hunting party in the Rocky Mountains. Mason accepts the job and flies with them to a hut in the wilderness where they prepare everything for the four rich businessmen who want to hunt something special. Mason does not yet know that he is the victim of their sports that should lead to the basic insticts of man, but they did not count with his cleverness... Written by Volker Boehm

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Taglines:

The thrill is the kill. See more »


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for strong violence and language | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

15 April 1994 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Anthropino thirama See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$7,400,000 (estimated)

Gross USA:

$7,727,256
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

This is one of numerous films based on the short story "The Most Dangerous Game", written by Richard Connell, first published in 1924 in the American magazine "Collier's".The first film based on the story, released in 1932, featured Fay Wray, Joel McCrea, and Leslie Banks. See more »

Goofs

When Wolfe Sr. is shooting at Mason in the dark he empties the magazine of his semi-automatic. There are sounds of him pulling the trigger and the hammer falling on empty chambers as if the gun is empty but it can be seen that the slide is locked back and therefore the trigger would not be able to operate the hammer. See more »

Quotes

Jack Mason: [Burns, wanting to test Mason's endurance, offers him twenty dollars to run twenty minutes on a treadmill] For twenty dollars I'll run to fucking Alaska!
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Connections

Version of The Woman Hunt (1972) See more »

Soundtracks

Doing the Best I Can
Written by C. Marshall and R. Matthews
Courtesy of Associated Production Music
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Not as bad as expected
5 February 2000 | by culwinSee all my reviews

Well it looks like these guys had a lot of fun making this flick. The movie is unintentionally funny in many places, and the directing appears as haphazard as the plot. F Murray Abraham is perpetually dumb. Gary Busey is perpetually angry. If you like guns, explosions, and seeing bad guys getting wasted, this movie is for you.


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