Reindeer Games

After the PowWow heist, Gabriel and Ashley attempt to get rid of Rudy, until she lets slip about Nick (Rudy's cellmate) getting shanked in prison--something Rudy never told her. Ashley was neither Gabriel's sister, nor his girlfriend. When Gabriel realizes that she only used him to rob the casino and was planning to backstab him, Ashley kills him. Nick suddenly reappears, alive and well. He was the true mastermind behind the heist, with Ashley recruiting the manpower, meeting Gabriel at a truck stop. Nick used Rudy as bait, because whenever he read Ashley's letters to him in prison, Rudy listened. Rudy is tied in a car, to be locked inside a freighter and driven over a cliff. But using his carjacking skills, he breaks free, hotwires the car, and crushes Nick's kness from behind. Ashley tries to stop him, but is slammed to the hood of the car. Rudy leaps out, as he sends both Ashley and the car over the cliff. He then sends the freighter with Nick still inside, over the cliff, as well. Come Christmas, Rudy plays Santa and delivers the money around to various mailboxes, before coming home to dinner with the family.

Brandon H.

Continuity mistake: Watch for the part where Gary Sinise and Charlize Theron are in the pool. (All the attention would be focused on her when she removes her top.) But watch when she flings the top to her right, it lands so nicely on the hand rail. As she moves towards Gary in a shot you will see the top lying on the deck of the pool.

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Gabriel Mercer: I read your letters, convict. Don't play no reindeer games with me.

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Trivia: It's interesting to note that Isaac Hayes has a very minor role in the movie as the guy who notices the roaches in the food in prison. Kelso from That 70's Show is also in the movie as the guy Rudy swaps clothes with to use him as a decoy.

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Question: This film is called something else in the UK (Deception) because Reindeer Games isn't a phrase used in the UK - what does Reindeer Games mean?

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Chosen answer: Originally from the line in the Christmas carol "Rudolph The Red-Nosed Reindeer," it has come to mean both (a) any activity from which one is intentionally excluded and (b) tricks undertaken with the point of irritating or harassing the subject - as in: "Oh, they want to play reindeer games with me, do they? Well, I'll show them."

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