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The Game

Release Date: September 12th, 1997

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.

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Genres: Thriller

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

  • 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

  • On the surface, The Game is an unusually imaginative thriller that bends its offbeat plot into so many twists that you actually have to pay attention - something few Hollywood movies demand nowadays - to understand its evolution and enjoy the multiple payoffs at the end. show more

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