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Gerald's Game (2017)

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A couple tries to spice up their marriage in a remote lake house. After the husband dies unexpectedly, the wife is left handcuffed to their bed frame and must fight to survive and break free.

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Mike Flanagan

Writers:

Mike Flanagan (screenplay by), Jeff Howard (screenplay by) | 1 more credit »
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Carla Gugino ... Jessie Burlingame
Bruce Greenwood ... Gerald Burlingame
Chiara Aurelia ... Young Jessie
Carel Struycken ... Moonlight Man
Henry Thomas ... Tom
Kate Siegel ... Sally
Adalyn Jones Adalyn Jones ... Maddie
Bryce Harper ... James
Gwendolyn Mulamba Gwendolyn Mulamba ... Judge McGarnagle
James Flanagan James Flanagan ... Court Clerk
Dori Lumpkin Dori Lumpkin ... Teenage Girl
Natalie Roers ... Reporter #1
Nikia Reynolds Nikia Reynolds ... Reporter #2
Bill Riales Bill Riales ... Reporter #3
Chuck Borden ... Court Officer #1
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When a harmless game between a married couple in a remote retreat suddenly becomes a harrowing fight for survival, wife Jessie must confront long-buried demons within her own mind - and possibly lurking in the shadows of her seemingly empty house. Written by Intrepid Pictures

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Some games you play, some you survive.

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Drama | Horror | Thriller

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Trivia

Gerald refers to the dog as Cujo, which is a reference to the Stephen King book by the same name. See more »

Goofs

Even though there for days, there were no references of needing the toilet. See more »

Quotes

Jessie Burlingame: This monster was real, real as they come. As real as the cuffs, as the dog. As real as the eclipse.
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Crazy Credits

In each of the main credits' screen, a letter G, O, C or N is styled with the bright half-circle of the eclipse, which defines the color of the fonts: Letters to the left of that one are "lit up" in yellow, less bright the farther they are; the other letters are red. The remaining credits also have an unusual lighting, scrolling over a bright circle so that some letters are suddenly clearer. See more »

Connections

References Geri's Game (1997) See more »

Soundtracks

Darling I Need Your Love
Written by L. Stuart & Joseph Newell
Performed by The Chips
Courtesy of Tru-Gems Records, LLC
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Gugino's acting was terrific. The creepiness of isolation and immobilization perfectly captured.
5 November 2017 | by Fella_shibbySee all my reviews

Saw this recently on a DVD. Having enjoyed Flanagans Occulus n Hush, (yet to c the sequel of Ouija) i was excited to see this. The film which is based on Kings novel is about a couple trying to save their marriage by spending time at a remote house. Thru trailer itself, v come to know that after handcuffing the wife on the bed, the husband suffers a heart attack leaving the wife tied up with no help near at all. 127 hours scenario? To make matters worse, there is a hungry dog on the prowl. The wife later starts hallucinating n she goes thru the mental trauma remembering her dark past.The film succeeded in capturing the creepiness of isolation and immobilization n the growing dread. The good thing about Flanagan is that he can manage to build up tension n suspense in spite of minimum characters n action. Hush was the best example. This movie is more of a psychological survival drama with elements of horror.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

29 September 2017 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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Filming Locations:

Mobile, Alabama, USA See more »

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Intrepid Pictures See more »
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2.35 : 1
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