• Publication date: January 4, 2012

The Game

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Wealthy financier Nicholas Van Orton gets a strange birthday present from wayward brother Conrad: a live-action game that consumes his life.

Program data

Duration: 120

Production Year: 1997

MBC 2:

March 27, 2012 19:00 (KSA) ~ March 27, 2012 18:00 (CLT)

The Game is a fast-paced cinematic roller-coaster ride focusing on Nicholas Van Orton, a joyless San Francisco investment banker who receives an unusual birthday present from his estranged younger brother, Conrad.

The gift enrolls Nicholas in CRS (Consumer Recreation Services), a company that designs elaborate real-life games for each specific participant.

As the game begins, the reluctant Nicholas becomes the victim of a series of pranks that quickly turn malicious and dangerous.

Stripped of his finances and convinced that he can trust no one, Nicholas realizes that this game may be an attempt to steal his fortune and leave him for dead.

In a desperate bid to regain his life, Nicholas infiltrates CRS in order to uncover the secrets of the mysterious organization.

Michael Douglas is perfect playing the uptight businessman Nicholas, cleverly riffing on his Oscar-winning performance as the cold-blooded Gordon Gekko in WALL STREET.

Fincher's Kafkaesque carnival show is an exercise in taut filmmaking that mischievously pulls a seemingly endless supply of rugs out from under both Nicholas and, even more impressive, the viewer.

This movie is rated R for language, and for some violence and sexuality.

Year:  1997

Runtime:  129 mins

Genre: Drama/ Mystery/ Thriller

Starring:

Michael Douglas

Sean Penn

James Rebhorn

Carroll Baker

Armin Mueller-Stahl

Deborah Kara Unger

Spike Jonze

Tommy Flanagan Trio

Directed by: David Fincher