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R| 2 hr. 8 min.

Plot Summary
Nicholas Van Orton (Michael Douglas) is a successful banker who keeps mostly to himself. When his estranged brother Conrad (Sean Penn) returns on his birthday with an odd gift -- participation in a personalized, real-life game -- Nicholas reluctantly accepts. Initially harmless, the game grows increasingly personal, and Orton begins to fear for his life as he eludes agents from the mysterious game's organizers. With no one left to trust and his money gone, Orton must find answers for himself.

Cast: Michael Douglas , Sean Penn , Deborah Kara Unger , James Rebhorn , Peter Donat , Carroll Baker , Anna Katarina , Armin Mueller-Stahl

Director: David Fincher

Genres: Thriller

The Game (1997)

Release Date: September 12th, 1997|2 hr. 8 min.

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  • 50
    Peter Travers Rolling Stone

    By any fair standard, this lushly produced film is a long, bumpy ride to a major letdown. show more

  • 75
    Mick LaSalle San Francisco Chronicle

    At times The Game is frustrating to watch, but that's just a measure of how well Fincher succeeds in putting us in his hero's shoes. show more

  • 88
    Roger Ebert Chicago Sun-Times

    The movie's thriller elements are given an additional gloss by the skill of the technical credits, and the wicked wit of the dialogue. show more

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