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Game Night (2018)

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A group of friends who meet regularly for game nights find themselves entangled in a real-life mystery when the shady brother of one of them is seemingly kidnapped by dangerous gangsters.

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Mark Perez
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Jason Bateman ... Max
Rachel McAdams ... Annie
Kyle Chandler ... Brooks
Sharon Horgan ... Sarah
Billy Magnussen ... Ryan
Lamorne Morris ... Kevin
Kylie Bunbury ... Michelle
Jesse Plemons ... Gary
Michael C. Hall ... The Bulgarian
Danny Huston ... Donald Anderton
Chelsea Peretti ... Glenda
Camille Chen ... Dr. Chin
Zerrick Williams ... Val (as Zerrick Deion Williams)
Joshua Mikel ... Colin
R.F. Daley ... Tats
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Storyline

Six close friends meet each week for a game night involving board games, charades and pop culture trivia quizzes. Being the most competitive of the bunch, Max and his wife Annie, who seem to be a perfect match in every way, usually win every time. However, their marriage is on rocky ground as Annie fears that Max doesn't want to have children. When Max's shady brother Brooks reappears after a long mysterious absence and suggests that they have their next gathering at his place, no one expects that their weekly game night is about to go to the next level as Brooks organizes a full blown murder mystery party complete with actors as criminals and cops for them. However, when Brooks is violently kidnapped in front of everyone, it turns out that the game is all too real. Now, Max, Annie, their womanizing dimwitted friend Ryan, his domineering Irish date Sarah, and their childhood friends Michelle and her husband Kevin, who's obsessed with finding out with which mysterious celebrity ...

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

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This is not a game.


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

23 February 2018 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Game Night See more »

Filming Locations:

Marietta, Georgia See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$37,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$17,005,332, 25 February 2018, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$69,001,013

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$117,201,013
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.39 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

When Danny Houston was getting the fighters ready for the second bout in his basement, he calls for "Logan" to get ready. Danny Houston played colonel Stryker in Wolverine: Origins where he was responsible for making Logan into Wolverine by injecting him with adamantium. Wolverine was also a underground cage fighter in the first X-Men when Rogue found him in the Canadian backcountry. See more »

Goofs

Max's character is bleeding profusely while he is typing on the computer, so much so it saturated his shirt sleeve and the dog. and pooled on the carpet. When he decides to leave hurriedly and subsequently loses deliberately at Jenga, there is no sign of blood anywhere. In later scenes there in also no blood on his clothes and he seems to have full use of the arm in later fight scenes. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Max: Who cares about winning? Let's get drunk!
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Crazy Credits

The first part of the ending credits were designed in the style of Gary's plan for his own game night. See more »

Connections

References Taken 3 (2014) See more »

Soundtracks

Good Pills
Written by Justin Toland, Thomas Starz and Andrew Denham
Performed by Dirty Streets featuring Justin Toland, Tommy Starz and Andrew Denham
Courtesy of Alive Naturalsound
By arrangement with Ocean Park Music Group
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Funny, funny movie. Rachel McAdams is GREAT!
23 February 2018 | by TheTruthDoorSee all my reviews

I went to an advance screening of this movie and loved it. I go to the movies every week and it's rare to find a comedy that is actually funny throughout the entire film. Most of them seem to show all of the funny parts in the trailer.

Game Night is the exception. It is filled with nonstop laughs. The entire theater laughed throughout the movie. The actors are excellent, especially the always funny Jason Bateman. Rachel McAdams is hilarious. Great chemistry with all of the actors. Great plot.

If you are looking for a funny movie see Game Night.


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