15 certificateThe Game is a Film programme that first aired in 1997 and has been classified a 15 certificate.

The Game is a 5 star programme

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The Game (1997)

Directed by
David Fincher

Michael Douglas is very strong in this taut 1997 thriller from Se7en director David Fincher.

Douglas plays Nicholas Van Orton, a selfish, self-obsessed investment banker, who's tormented by the memory of his father's suicide. When Nicholas's younger brother Conrad (Sean Penn) is released from rehab clinic, he gives his elder sibling an unusual present - a gift certificate from a specialised company, who claim to devise devilish games for its wealthy clients.

Before too long, Nicholas's life begins to fall apart: the world seems to be conspiring against him as dirty dealings, drugs, hidden cameras and even dying people make an unwelcome appearance in his previously successful routine. Nicholas realises that this is all part of the game and that the only way to win is to work out exactly what the object of it all is.

Highly recommended.

Written by ,

Genre: Film

Running Time: 128 minutes (approx)

Production Year: 1997

5/5 Stars

Classification: 15 Certificate

Production Country: USA

Filmed in Colour


Image for Michael DouglasMichael Douglas...Nicholas Van Orton
Image for Sean PennSean Penn...Conrad Van Orton
Deborah Kara Unger...Christine
Image for James RebhornJames Rebhorn...Jim Feingold
Peter Donat...Samuel Sutherland
Carroll Baker...Ilsa
Anna Katarina...Elizabeth
Armin Mueller-Stahl...Anson Baer
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