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The Game
Known as: Game
Online Status: Owned on UV
Price at time of addition: Unknown
Category: GENERAL
Rating: R (Restricted)
Running Time: 129 minutes
Studio: Universal Studios
Theater Release Date: 1997-09-12
Origional Release Date: 1997-09-12
Aspect Ratio: 2.35:1 (Widescreen)
Language: English,German
Subtitles: English,Spanish
Dubbed:
Director: David Fincher
ID: 106
ASIN: B000069HZP
UPC: 025192244728
EAN: 9780783274256
MPN: 025192244728
Date last watch: 2011-10-02
Date Added: 2010-08-27
Actors:
Michael Douglas
Deborah Kara Unger
Sean Penn
James Rebhorn
Peter Donat

Genra:
Adventure
Drama
Mystery
Mystery / Suspense / Thriller
Suspense
Format:
Closed-captioned
Color
Dolby
Subtitled
Widescreen
Full Screen
NTSC


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A self-centered businessman is enrolled in a "game" as a birthday present from his brother, and soon finds everything he controlled slipping from his

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It's not quite as clever as it tries to be, but The Game does a tremendous job of presenting the story of a rigid control freak trapped in circumstances that are increasingly beyond his control. Michael Douglas plays a rich, divorced, and dreadful investment banker whose 48th birthday reminds him of his father's suicide at the same age. He's locked in the cage of his own misery until his rebellious younger brother (Sean Penn) presents him with a birthday invitation to play "The Game" (described as "an experiential Book of the Month Club")--a mysterious offering from a company called Consumer Recreation Services. Before he knows the game has even begun, Douglas is caught up in a series of unexplained events designed to strip him of his tenuous security and cast him into a maelstrom of chaos. How do you play a game that hasn't any rules? That's what Douglas has to figure out, and he can't always rely on his intelligence to form logic out of what's happening to him. Seemingly cast as the fall guy in a conspiracy thriller, he encounters a waitress (Deborah Unger) who may or may not be trustworthy, and nothing can be taken at face value in a world turned upside down. Douglas is great at conveying the sheer panic of his character's dilemma, and despite some lapses in credibility and an anticlimactic ending, The Game remains a thinking person's thriller that grabs and holds your attention. --Jeff Shannon
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