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The Game (1997)

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After a wealthy banker is given an opportunity to participate in a mysterious game, his life is turned upside down when he becomes unable to distinguish between the game and reality.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
... Nicholas Van Orton
... Conrad
... Christine
... Jim Feingold
... Samuel Sutherland
... Ilsa
... Elizabeth
... Anson Baer
... Nicholas' Father
Scott Hunter McGuire ... Young Nicholas
Florentine Mocanu ... Nicholas' Mother
... Maria
... Maggie
Daniel Schorr ... Daniel Schorr
... Power Executive
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Storyline

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 Anonymous

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The object of the game is to discover the object of.... The Game See more »


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Rated R for language, and for some violence and sexuality | See all certifications »

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12 September 1997 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Igra  »

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Box Office

Budget:

$50,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$14,337,029, 14 September 1997, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$48,323,648

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$109,423,648
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2.40 : 1
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Trivia

David Fincher originally planned to make The Game before Se7en (1995). But once Brad Pitt became available for the latter, Fincher shelved this film until Se7en (1995)'s filming was done. See more »

Goofs

When Nicholas in on the bus in Mexico an 'emergency exit' sign printed in English is visible on the inside of the bus. See more »

Quotes

Christine: You got a shower in your office?
Nicholas: Yeah.
Christine: You an athlete or something?
Nicholas: No, I'm an investment banker.
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Crazy Credits

The opening credits shatter in the form of jigsaw puzzle pieces in Reference to the Film's title. See more »

Connections

Spoofs Crash (1996) See more »

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Java Headed Woman
Written by Dale Peterson
Performed by The Rhythm Lords
Courtesy of Mastersource
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Just when you got the plot, it turns upon you
30 July 2001 | by See all my reviews

This has to be one of the more interesting psychological thrillers made recently. Just when you think you got ahold of the plot it changes! Playing with "the implicit viewer" this movie has a tendency to constantly surprise and redefine itself in relation to the "expectancy horizon". What a wonderful positive redefinition of "Seven", culminating in a refinement of the human nature and at the same time leaving the viewer with a subtle taste of the "rosicrucian initiation" in the mouth.

Definitly worth a view!


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