All AMC Shows
Movies on AMC
The Game (1997)
The Game is a 1997 neo-noir psychological thriller film directed by David Fincher, starring Michael Douglas and Sean Penn, and produced by Polygram Filmed Entertainment. It tells the story of an investment banker who is given a mysterious gift: participation in a game that integrates in strange ways with his life. As the lines between the banker's real life and the game become more uncertain, hints of a large conspiracy become apparent. The Game was well received by critics like Roger Ebert and major periodicals like The New York Times, though Leonard Maltin found the film "unusually mean-spirited" and lacking a sense of humor. The Game had middling box-office returns compared to the success of Fincher's previous film, Seven. It was ranked #44 on Bravo's The 100 Scariest Movie Moments. Nicholas Van Orton (Douglas) is a successful and extremely wealthy investment banker, but his success has come at the cost of his personal life. He is estranged from both his ex-wife and his only brother. He remains haunted from having seen his father commit suicide on the latter's 48th birthday.
As a thriller, The Game is the work of a craftsman (Seven director David Fincher), but be warned: don't even try to think much about the plot lest it break down before your very eyes. Instead, just think to yourself, 'don't ever let this happen to me.' You'll thank me later.