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The Game (1984)

Not Rated | | Horror | 1984 (USA)
Three bored millionaires gather nine people in an old mansion, and give them a proposition--if they can meet and conquer their biggest fears, they'll get one million dollars in cash.

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Bill Rebane
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Cast overview:
Tom Blair Tom Blair ... Jonathon
Jim Iaquinta Jim Iaquinta ... Joe
Carol Perry Carol Perry ... Maude
Stuart Osborne Stuart Osborne ... George
Don Arthur Don Arthur ... Horace
Debbie Martin Debbie Martin ... Karen
Lori Minnetti Lori Minnetti ... Cindy (as Lori Minneti)
Pamela Rohleder Pamela Rohleder ... Shelly
Randy Hicks Randy Hicks ... Randy Sue
Ronnie Hicks Ronnie Hicks ... Ronnie
Aaron Harper Aaron Harper ... Aaron
J.D. Beckman J.D. Beckman ... J.D.
Alan G. Rainer Alan G. Rainer ... Felix (as Alan Rainer)
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Three bored millionaires gather nine people in an old mansion, and give them a proposition--if they can meet and conquer their biggest fears, they'll get one million dollars in cash.

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English

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1984 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Cold See more »

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$65,000 (estimated)
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The Northernaire Resort, where this movie was filmed, was torn down in 1995. See more »

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Flipped shot: When the man with the gun is searching for the millionaires in the basement, the exit sign is backwards. See more »

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Features The Giant Spider Invasion (1975) See more »

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Hello? Can anybody hear me out here?
28 April 2001 | by Kelly G.See all my reviews

Wow. What a lonely page. It seems to me like nobody has seen this stinker. Well, I suppose I should say something, after all, the great Bill Rebane put so much work into this, it would be a shame to not raise my hand and say, "Yes, I am a loser who will rent anything with a bloody woman on the box cover."

Nine characters (Geez, that's a lot now that I think about it) are invited to a mansion where three screwloose millionares run a game involving deep fears, with a prize of 1,000,000 dollars.

There's actually a strange similarity between this concept and the current reality-TV boom, but beyond that The Game is pieced together hackwork, although it is admittedly better than some or Rebane's other films such as The Giant Spider Invasion (which I suppose one could enjoy as a lark) or Invasion from Inner Earth (where red light represented alien life). The Game still has that feel of the producers just making a movie tailored to fit whatever props and settings they had at their disposal. Which in the case of this film, would include a cabin, the live rig from some motel lounge band, a prop gun, a card table, and a monster hand puppet.

During the last fifteen minutes the "plot" gives way entirely, and the whole thing almost turns freeform, with the folksy narrator admitting that even he doesn't know what's going on. To prevent being deluged by letters and E-mail from millions of fans about the meaning of it all, the movie concludes with no end credits. But hey, at least the movie ended.


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