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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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Jesse Warn

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Carly Pope ... Sara Novak
Ian McShane ... Jeff Novak
Adrian Paul ... Vern
Rena Owen ... Emily Gray
Brendan Fehr ... Dennis Reveni
Jay Baruchel ... Jeremy Curran
Vanessa Guy ... Marie
Eve Crawford Eve Crawford ... Lea
Richard Fitzpatrick ... Tom
Ron Pardo Ron Pardo ... News Anchor #1
Tony Munch ... Bearded Man
Michael Kinney ... Doctor
Philip Williams ... Police MC
Victor A. Young ... Professor (as Victor Young)
J.C. Kenny J.C. Kenny ... Reporter #2
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Storyline

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

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Mystery | Thriller

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Rated R for language | See all certifications »

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Country:

Canada | New Zealand | UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

16 September 2003 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

A játék neve: Végzet See more »

Filming Locations:

New Zealand See more »

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$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 »

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

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[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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Unfulfilled Potential
23 October 2004 | by elixia_compSee all my reviews

A raw edgy thriller that aimed for great philosophical heights it couldn't quite attain. I did still enjoy the film immensely. It had great elements of suspense, leaving me with that delightful spine chill I expect from thrillers, and it achieved this purely psychologically, without resorting to escalating blood and gore. The soundtrack and setting added to the suspense perfectly. At times, it was a bit unpolished, particularly the acting, and character development. It could only have been a better film if we had known more about the nightmares from the past the characters see when they close their eyes, and why they felt this desperate need to seek the "answer" that is so integral to the storyline. After all they seemed to continue to seek it, despite knowing or at least having an inkling of what might happen when they found it. I would recommend seeing this film if you are prepared to look beyond the grit to see the potential of a diamond in the rough.


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