The Game (1997)
Front Cover Actor
Michael Douglas Nicholas Van Orton
Sean Penn Conrad Van Orton
Deborah Unger Christine (as Deborah Kara Unger)
James Rebhorn Jim Feingold
Peter Donat Samuel Sutherland
Carroll Baker Ilsa
Anna Katerina Elizabeth (as Anna Katarina)
Armin Mueller-Stahl Anson Baer
Charles Martinet Nicholas' Father
Scott Hunter McGuire Young Nicholas
Deborah Kara Unger Christine
Anna Katarina Elizabeth
Movie Details
Genre Adventure; Mystery; Thriller
Director David Fincher
Producer Steve Golin
Writer John D. Brancato; Michael Ferris
Studio Polygram
Language English
Audience Rating R
Running Time 128 mins
Country USA
Color Color
Director David Fincher followed the success of his dark and atmospheric crime thriller Seven (1995) with another exercise in stylish film noir, this time lifting the pallid atmosphere a notch to indulge in a fast-paced trip through the cinematic funhouse. Michael Douglas plays Nicholas Van Orton, a Scrooge-like San Francisco investment banker following in his father's Scrooge-like footsteps. On Nicholas's 48th birthday (the age at which his father committed suicide), his younger, free-spirited brother Conrad (Sean Penn) blows into town and gives Nicholas a special gift for "the man who has everything" — a ticket to CRS (Consumer Recreation Services), a company that constructs games custom-fit for each participant to provide, as CRS salesman Jim Feingold (James Rebhorn) cryptically puts it, "whatever is lacking." Nicholas's secure life begins a downhill slide as CRS masterminds a series of elaborate pranks, harmless at first, that quickly become malicious and life-threatening. Stripped of financial resources and convinced that he can trust no one, Nicholas begins to wonder if CRS is a front for a more covert operation, and if the game is in fact an attempt to steal his fortune and leave him for dead. Determined to fight back alone, Nicholas infiltrates CRS in order to "pull back the curtain and meet the wizard." — Anthony Reed
Personal Details
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Index 33
In Collection Yes
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Product Details
Format DVD
Region Region 1
Screen Ratio 1.33 (4:3)
Layers Single side, Single layer
UPC 04400478352
Release Date 2004
Audio Tracks Dolby Digital 5.1 - English
Nr of Disks/Tapes 1