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Game of Death (2011)

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Secret Ops agent Marcus is sent to Detroit to take out an arms dealer and the head of the hedge fund that is financing him. His CIA backup has other plans and turns on him and it's a fight to survive in a hospital.

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Giorgio Serafini

Writers:

Jim Agnew (screenplay), Megan Brown (screenplay)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Wesley Snipes ... Marcus
Aunjanue Ellis ... Rachel
Zoë Bell ... Floria (as Zoe Bell)
Ernie Hudson ... Clarence
Quinn Duffy ... Redvale
Gary Daniels ... Zander
Robert Davi ... Smith
Eyad Elbitar ... Driver
Simon Rhee ... Agent #1
Ho-Sung Pak ... Agent #2 / Big Mental
Efka Kvaraciejus ... Agent #4
Carl Anthony Nespoli ... Agent #4 / Assassin #7
Don Richard Don Richard ... Agent #5 / Assassin #8
Jeff Galpin ... Assassin #1
Vladimir Tevlovski ... Assassin #2
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Storyline

A diplomat's bodyguard and company are injured in a botched assassination attempt. They're all taken to the same hospital, where the bodyguard teams up with a nurse to protect the diplomat from a team of ruthless assassins. The nurse soon learns that there is more to this sticky situation than expected. Written by Voltage Pictures

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Losing is not an option. See more »


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Rated R for violence and language | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

9 June 2011 (South Korea) See more »

Also Known As:

El juego de la muerte See more »

Filming Locations:

Detroit, Michigan, USA See more »

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Budget:

$13,000,000 (estimated)
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Abel Ferrara exited the project after a few weeks of shooting. See more »

Goofs

In the beginning of the movie several people are playing basketball. Clarence, (Ernie Hudson) takes a shot. You can clearly see the basketball rim has a net. As the camera angle changes and you see the basketball go through the rim, there is no net on the rim. See more »

Quotes

Redvale: So, CIA gone bad?
Floria: I never knew a good CIA.
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Alternate Versions

In the German dubbed version, various fight sounds (bone breaking etc.) have been reduced to a very low volume. See more »

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Very enjoyable
19 September 2011 | by caroebSee all my reviews

I guess you guys didn't notice that it was stated that the hospital wing was mostly empty because they had moved the patients and staff to a newly built wing? Anyway, I liked this movie. Even though the plot was simple, they kept it moving (no pauses to reload guns ;-) and it was suspenseful because you couldn't be sure what might happen next. Excellently choreographed and performed hand-to-hand and foot-to-foot combat. Wesley has the moves, wow. His deadpan suited this movie, too, I feel. Just enough humanity was included by way of innocent bystanders, but not too much so as to distract from the urgent intent of the protagonists. The unusual photographic effects here and there added to the edginess, in my opinion. Pure adrenaline rush, if you stay with the flow.


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