House of Games Poster

Release Date: October 14th, 1987

DVD Release Date: December 19th, 2000

R|1 hr 41 min

Plot Summary
After one of her patients threatens suicide, psychiatrist Margaret Ford (Lindsay Crouse) confronts the source of his anxieties, a downtown bookie named Mike (Joe Mantegna). Once she decides that Mike is not a serious threat, however, she herself becomes interested in his world of high-stakes gambling, and makes use of her skills at reading "tells," becoming entrenched in his dealings. Things get dangerous, though, when Mike turns out not to be a bookie at all, but a con man.

Cast: Lindsay Crouse, Joe Mantegna, Mike Nussbaum, Lilia Skala, J.T. Walsh, Willo Hausman, Ricky Jay, Meshach Taylor

Director: David Mamet

Genres: Thriller

Keywords: Suspenseful, 1980s, Love, Mystery, Gripping, Temptation

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