Game, The

Lists: Drama, Mystery, Thriller, Conspiracy thriller, Psychological Thrillers

Brief Synopsis: "In honor of his birthday, San Francisco banker Nicholas Van Orton, a financial genius and a coldhearted loner, receives an unusual present from his younger brother, Conrad -- a gift certificate to play a unique kind of game. In nary a nanosecond, Nicholas finds himself consumed by a dangerous set of ever-changing rules, unable to distinguish where the charade ends and reality begins."

Overall Ranking: 442 (Rank from 1997: # 12)

Adjusted* Rating:
(lowest rating dropped)

Ratings Breakdown
(The Mixed Bag)

Buttery 57.14%
Regular 42.86%
Half-Popped 0%
Stale 0%
Burnt 0%


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Andy Watches Movies97(full review)
Jim Carrier91 - If you've never seen it, you'll never know how good it is. You have to watch it. Michael Douglas was terrific.
David Baruffi88
Sir M Hayes XIV85
Rob from GuysFilmQuest80
Skooch80(full review)
Dan O'Neill75(full review)

People Involved

  • Michael Douglas (Nicholas Van Orton)
  • Sean Penn (Conrad Van Orton)
  • Deborah Kara Unger (Christine)
  • James Rebhorn (Jim Feingold)
  • Peter Donat (Samuel Sutherland)
  • Armin Mueller-Stahl (Anson Baer)
  • Carroll Baker (Ilsa)
  • Anna Katarina (Elizabeth)
  • Charles Martinet (Nicholas Father)
  • Scott Hunter McGuire (Young Nicholas)
  • Florentine Mocanu (Nicholas Mother)
  • Elizabeth Dennehy (Maria)
  • Caroline Barclay (Maggie)
  • Daniel Schorr (Himself)
  • John Aprea (Power Executive)
  • Ceán Chaffin (Director)
  • David Fincher (Director)
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