In the late 1960s/early 1970s, a San Francisco cartoonist becomes an amateur detective obsessed with tracking down the Zodiac Killer, an unidentified individual who terrorizes Northern California with a killing spree.
Robert Downey Jr.,
Nicholas Van Orton is a very wealthy San Francisco banker, but he is an absolute loner, even spending his birthday alone. In the year of his 48th birthday (the age his father committed suicide) his brother Conrad, who has gone long ago and surrendered to addictions of all kinds, suddenly returns and gives Nicholas a card giving him entry to unusual entertainment provided by something called Consumer Recreation Services (CRS). Giving in to curiosity, Nicholas visits CRS and all kinds of weird and bad things start to happen to him.Written by
This was David Fincher's first film to use a custom configured Panavision Super 35 frame line in which the 2.39:1 extraction is placed one third of the top of 1.85:1 with 4:3 brackets. He would use the framing for his next two films, Fight Club (1999) and Panic Room (2002). See more »
After Nicholas and "Christine" drive away from the house as it's being shot up by the CRS agents, the BMW windows are cracked like a windshield would be. All cars now use safety glass in the side and rear windows that breaks into small pellets any time that they suffer a sharp impact (like a bullet). See more »
[Nicholas is making rounds at his birthday party]
Nicholas, I haven't a *clue* what's going on, but your taste in champagne is excellent, as always.
It was a *great* entrance!
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The opening credits shatter in the form of jigsaw puzzle pieces in Reference to the Film's title. See more »
"The Game" took me on one psychological thrill ride after another loaded with twists and turns scene after scene.
Michael Douglas pulled off his best performance as Nicholas Van Orton a man who is approaching his birthday. Upon which he receives an invitation to play a game given to him by his brother Conrad played by Sean Penn. Nicholas reluctantly agrees and soon finds out that the game is more than he bargained for.
I thoroughly enjoyed this film because I never knew who was trustworthy or what was going to happen next, this truly was one film that must be seen by those who enjoy never knowing for sure how a movie will turn out.
"The Game" is all Michael Douglas and how well he pulls off his role of being the innocent who happens to be in the middle of a game he can't control. However, a really good movie can not be pulled off by one actor, a whole lot of credit should go to Sean Penn and Deborah Kara Unger for their convincing portrayals in this film.
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