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Game Night (2018) Poster

(I) (2018)

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A tilt-shift lens is used to give several wide aerial shots the miniaturized look of the Game of Life board game.
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Max (Jason Bateman) and Annie (Rachel McAdams) make a joke about child actors not amounting to much. Bateman was a child actor famous for his roles in Silver Spoons (1982-1984) and Valerie (1986), among others.
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Prior to filming, the cast members had their own "game night" so they could get to know one another and prepare for the film. They played Clue and Joking Hazard.
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Jason Bateman was originally set to direct the film, but John Francis Daley and Jonathan Goldstein would only work on a rewrite of the script if they could also direct.
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The actor who plays Tats, R. F. Daley, is the father of John Francis Daley, the co-director.
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In addition to referencing Quentin Tarantino's films Pulp Fiction (1994) and Django Unchained (2012), the movie includes a scene filmed in a single take, a technique often used by Tarantino.
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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.
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Billy Magnussen and Jesse Plemons had previously worked together on anthology british series "Black Mirror". The episode that featured both of them, "USS Callister", premiered in 2017.
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In memory of stuntman John Bernecker, who died in July 2017. John Bernecker also performed stunts on the film Battleship (2012), which starred Jesse Plemons (Gary).
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Second fim that Jesse Plemmons has played a police officer, the other one being American Made((2017)
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Kyle Chandler and Jesse Plemmons both starred in the hit TV show Friday Night Lights together.
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In the film, Kylie Bunbury's character says she " slept" with Denzel Washington, in the end credits you see a VHS of Philadelphia ( 1993) , that movie starred Denzel Washington
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The actress, Camille Chen, who plays Dr. Chin, says that she's only 5'2" when asking about how tall Brooks is during the doctor's office visit scene. Camille Chen is actually 5'6" in real-life.
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Jason Bateman and Jesse Plemons previously appeared together in the film Paul (2011).
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Spoilers 

The trivia items below may give away important plot points.

At the beginning of the film, when Max (Jason Bateman) and Annie (Rachel McAdams) are making out on the subway after the trivia night, a scrolling sign in the background reads: "Don't trust Gary."
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Throughout the film, various children's games are played while trying to navigate the plot. "Simon Says" is played when Annie (Rachel McAdams) is holding the gun to the kidnappers in the bar. "Hot Potato" is played with the egg. "Charades" is played between Max (Jason Bateman) and Annie at the airport. Kevin (Lamorne Morris) and Michelle (Kylie Bunbury)'s argument, their escape from the locked room, and Annie removing the bullet from Max's arm, seem to be references to classic board games "Guess Who," "Jenga," and "Operation," respectively.
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In the credits, where Gary's basement is shown with his whole plan mapped out, you can see that Ryan who is fairly dumb, graduated from Harvard University.
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Post-credit scene: There is a scene after the credits finish that features Gary (Jesse Plemons)'s ex, Deb (Jessica Lee), and Not-Denzel (Malcolm X. Hughes).
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Jeffrey Wright is uncredited as the actor portraying the FBI agent character.
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Various connections to the game "Monopoly" are found throughout the film including: Gary (Jesse Plemons)'s dog (piece), Brooks (Kyle Chandler)' car (piece), Brooks buying new property on Boardwalk (board spot), etc.
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When the Bulgarian (Michael C. Hall) is revealed, there is a possible nod to Hall's previous and well known character, psychopath Dexter Morgan from Dexter (2006), in this scene. He takes Brooks (Kyle Chandler) captive and is asked by his accomplice if the other people should live. He responds by saying they've done nothing wrong and points to Brook's head and says playfully "Only THIS one!" in the same manner Dexter would often do to his victims before he murders them.
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Apart from a short flashback involving Michelle (Kylie Bunbury), the two married couples in the film do not have any scenes apart from their respective spouses.
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When the kidnappers break into his house, Kyle Chandler says, "the game is afoot". This is a catchphrase of Sherlock Holmes. Rachel McAdams starred in Sherlock Holmes alongside Robert Downey Jr.
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