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Nemesis Game (2003)

An introspective university student with an unhealthy interest in riddles and puzzles becomes involved in a sinister mind game that results in murder.




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Cast overview, first billed only:
... Sara Novak
... Jeff Novak
... Vern
... Emily Gray
... Dennis Reveni
... Jeremy Curran
... Marie
Eve Crawford ... Lea
Richard Fitzpatrick ... Tom
Ron Pardo ... News Anchor #1
... Bearded Man
... Doctor
... Police MC
... Professor (as Victor Young)
J.C. Kenny ... Reporter #2


Sara Novak is an introverted college student with a few skeletons in her closet. Shying away from classmates, she prefers to spend time with Vern, an older comic store owner who shares her passion for mind games and riddles. But when the riddles she solves lead to the deaths of those around her, she realizes the riddles are more than a simple game..... Written by Anonymous

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The only thing more terrifying then playing it...is winning


Mystery | Thriller

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for language | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

16 September 2003 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

A játék neve: Végzet  »

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Box Office


$3,000,000 (estimated)
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The subway station in the movie is an abandoned station at Bay Street on the Toronto subway. At one time it was used when trains switched from the Bloor-Danforth line to the Yonge line. When that was discontinued because of switching problems, the station was abandoned. The Toronto Transit Commission rents it out for movie shoots such as this. At one point it had been made to look like a New York subway station and the TTC wished to keep it that way. However the fire department vetoed that because the material used in the "disguise" presented a fire hazard. See more »


In the report the possessive pronoun "its" is spelled like the contraction "it's". See more »


[first lines]
Jeff Novak: [entering interrogation room] Hi Emily. Didn't need to be like this, did it?
Jeff Novak: "Emily Gray. First class artist, high school. Graduated Vancouver." Everything seems to have gone along swimmingly until 1995. Then, 1996 comes along, and wow. You tried to drown a little boy in a lake, out of the blue. You served 5 years on that, you're out for only one, and then this mess. You want to tell me what's going on? I mean you do right? I mean that's why you confessed. I'm all ears, Emily? If ...
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References Heavy Gear (1997) See more »


Written & Performed by Mat Fletcher
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Nemesis Game Reality
30 November 2005 | by See all my reviews

I saw the movie while I was in a class a few years back in high school. I thought it was a thought provoking movie that made you want to look into the power behind riddles. I think the type of people that wouldn't like this movie would be those who don't like solving things, or those who get frustrated when they can't solve riddles. its a good movie, based on a true story that happened in my home town of Toronto, Ontario. so if u want a real record of the things that happen in the alleys there, watch this movie. And for those who only watch movies to point out plot holes and character flaws, realize that in real life, this same stuff does happen. but thats all I want to say on that. The riddles are good, some are hard, some are not. But the movie also leaves you wanting more, more riddles, more explanation, just plainly, more. Something more I want to add, is that the ideas within this movie, the underground riddle world, does exist, but there is a lot more to it. To find it, you can not look for it. To never look for it, would be no way to find it. Leave your mark, and it will find you.

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