The Game

Nicholas Van Orton is an alienated millionaire businessman whose ne'er-do-well brother buys him a strange birthday gift: an invitation to play "The Game." Suspicious but curious and desperate to change the monotony of his life, he accepts the invitation and finds himself drawn into a labrynth of deception and intrigue. He must discover the objective of the game, to solve the puzzle and save his life. But where does the game begin and reality end? Who are the mysterious people behind the game, and how far does their reach extend?

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Continuity mistake: In the scene at the restaurant, when the waitress runs into Michael Douglas and they both get wine all over each other, watch her shirt carefully. In one shot there are many wine stains all over. The next shot, there's not much. Then it goes back to having lots of wine stains. (00:35:40)

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Conrad: They won't leave me alone! I'm a goddam human piñata.

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Trivia: The final party scene was filmed over a three night period at the real Palace Hotel. To save money, the same food was used all three nights, which stank up the place for days.

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Question: Why did Nicholas react very rudely when his assistant wished him a happy birthday?

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Chosen answer: Nicholas' father committed suicide on his 48th birthday, something that has haunted Nicholas ever since. Nicholas himself has now reached the same birthday, putting him in a very sour mood and in no place to receive birthday wishes cordially.

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Answer: No, he admits to his ex-wife after 11:40pm that day that he didn't even realise he was the same age as when his father committed suicide until she just brought it up. I'm guessing he was annoyed because he was just a grumpy man and was resentful of celebrating his birthday due to the painful memories associated with his father.

I always thought he was lying or being sarcastic when he said that.

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