The Game


2h 8m 1997

Brief Synopsis

A bored billionaire philanthropist is given a birthday gift by his brother to make his life more interesting, a high-stakes game in which the rules remain a mystery. After receiving numerous clues and life-saving keys, he realizes someone has made him the target of a detailed scam, completely draining his bank account in the process. When he begins to believe the game ends when he is dead, he must do what he can to save his own life.

Film Details

Also Known As
Game, The, juego
MPAA Rating
R
Genre
Action
Drama
Thriller
Release Date
1997
Production Company
Michael E Meier
Distribution Company
Polygram Filmed Entertainment
Location
San Francisco, California, USA; Mexicali, Mexico; Los Angeles, California, USA

Technical Specs

Duration
2h 8m

Synopsis

A bored billionare philanthropist is given a birthday gift by his brother to make his life more interesting- a high-stakes game in which the rules remain a mystery. After receiving numerous clues and life-saving keys, he realizes that someone has made him the target of a detailed scam, completely draining his bank account in the process. When he begins to believe that "the game" ends when he is dead, he must do what he can to save his own life.

Crew

Michael Adler

Best Boy

Sande Alessi

Extras Agent/Coordinator

Fran Allgood

Costumes

Kirsten Anderson

Accountant

Spencer Anderson

Electrician

Larry Aube

Key Rigging Grip

David Auge

Production Assistant

Jamie Babbit

Script Supervisor

Jon Bachmann

Production Assistant

Dean Backer

Swing Gang

Richard Bailey

Animation Supervisor

Richard Bailey

Main Title Design

Nico Bally

Grip

Jeffrey Beecroft

Production Designer

Yudi Bennett

Assistant Director

Les Bernstein

Photography

Giovanni Bianchini

Swing Gang

John Bickford

Special Thanks To

Cynthia Black

Set Costumer

Christopher Blauvelt

Assistant Camera Operator

Eric Blum

Electrician

Steve Boeddeker

Editor

Todd Boekelheide

Rerecording

Samuel Bokobza

Accounting Assistant

Sue Bokobza

Production Accountant

Martin Bosworth

Other

Pete Bowm

Construction Coordinator

Pete Bowman

Props

Max Brehme

Swing Gang

Michael W Brennan

Dolly Grip

Jenny Bright

Visual Effects

Richard Bronskill

Other

Doug Brown

Production Assistant

R Anthony Brown

Unit Production Manager

Ray Bulinski

Craft Service

Rufus Burnham

Special Thanks To

Willie Burton

Sound Mixer

Steve Callas

Construction Coordinator

Rocky Capella

Stunts

Jackie J Carr

Set Decorator

Danny Castle

Stunts

Janine Cavoto

On-Set Dresser

Ceán Chaffin

Producer

Steve Chambers

Stunts

Lisa Chino

Assistant Sound Editor

Phil Chong

Stunts

John Cleveland

Grip

Edmond Coblentz

Assistant Sound Editor

Anthony R Collier

Best Boy

Robert Consing

Storyboard Artist

Michael Coo

Key Grip

Gary Costin

Props

Robert Cotnoir

Music Arranger

Julie B Crane

Product Placement

Jeff Cronenwith

Director Of Photography

Laurence Cropley

Electrician

Mark Cross

Special Thanks To

Robin D'arcy

Visual Effects

Peter Davidian

Best Boy

Sheldon Davis

Stunts

Sandy De Crescent

Music Conductor

Jeff De La Rosa

Rigging Gaffer

Christopher Desmond

Other

Babette Dickerson

Assistant Editor

Ron Diggory

Grip

John S Dorsey

Assistant

Bryan Duff

Props Assistant

Annie Ellis

Stunts

Richard Miller Ellis

Stunts

John Embry

Production Assistant

Dan Evans Farkas

Music

Renee Featherstone

Assistant

Michael Ferris

Screenplay

Michael Ferris

Coproducer

Mike Ferris

Camera Operator

Malcolm Fife

Foley Editor

Ethan Flowers

Location Casting

Tony Friedkin

Photography

Alex Frisch

Visual Effects

Anthony Gaudio

Other

Adam Glick

Electrician

Steve Golin

Producer

Karman Graham

Production Assistant

Gabrielle Grant

Production Assistant

Brett Greenstein

Assistant

Joseph Guerino

Electrician

George Gugler

Other

Mark Hager

Assistant Production Coordinator

Jill Hall

Swing Gang

Peter Hamilton

Swing Gang

Bill Hansard

Photography

Thomas Harrigan

Location Assistant

Denise Harris

Assistant Set Dresser

Joel Hatch

Production Supervisor

Kevin Tod Haug

Visual Effects Supervisor

Janice Hayden

Music

James Haygood

Editor

Sara Hegarty

Assistant Sound Editor

Krista Helgeson

Production Assistant

Hilda Hodges

Foley Artist

Ellen Hofstadter-shapiro

Accountant

Russell Hosking

Electrician

George Hrivnak

Transportation Co-Captain

Terry Hubbard-legorreta

Assistant Editor

Richard Hymns

Sound Editor

Steve Irwin

Video

Michael Jacobi

Music Editor

Tad Jacobs

Assistant Sound Editor

Eric R Jacobson

Assistant Production Coordinator

Michael Kaplan

Costume Designer

Alan S Kaye

Set Designer

Lara Kelly

Art Department Coordinator

Dave Kenig

Special Thanks To

Elizabeth Kentor

Dialogue Editor

Dan Kerns

Rigging Gaffer

Glenn Kiser

Other

Joris Kivits

Production Assistant

Ren Klyce

Sound Designer

Ren Klyce

Sound Editor

Tai Klyce

Assistant Sound Editor

Craig Kohtala

Best Boy Grip

Sue Krevtz

Craft Service

Jeffery Kroebber

Sound

John Kurlander

Music

Brad Lackey

Stunts

Kimberly Lambert

Adr Editor

Mary Jo Lang

Foley Mixer

Sean Lanthier

Other

Lane Leavitt

Stunts

Scott Leslie

Swing Gang

Marvin E. Lewis

Boom Operator

Sandra Louie

Location Assistant

Thomas E Lucas

Makeup

Yvan Lucas

Consultant

Rusty Mahmood

Dga Trainee

Kevin Mahonchak

Music

Flint Maloney

Location Manager

Michelle Maples

Miniatures

Keira Marsh

Production Assistant

Owen Masterson

Stand-In

Linda Matthews

Costume Supervisor

Meg Matthews

Set Costumer

J. Steven Matzinger

Assistant Camera Operator

George Mauricio

Props Assistant

Peter Mavromates

Post-Production Supervisor

Geoff Mcauliffe

Visual Effects

Matt Mcbride

Stunts

Jonathan Mcgarry

Assistant Director

Cole Mclarty

Stunts

Michael E Meier

Cable Operator

Michelle Mendenhall

Post-Production Assistant

Alan Michels

Post-Production Assistant

Jamie Midgley

Assistant

Amy Miller

Production Assistant

Harry Miller

Dialogue Editor

Patty Miller

Hair Stylist

Claudio Miranda

Gaffer

Larry Misselhorn

Other

Vince Moisden

Art Department

Roy Moore

Property Master

Yolie Moreno

Effects Coordinator

Jonathan Mostow

Executive Producer

James J Murakami

Art Director

Stephen Nakamura

Dailies

Liz Newman

Production Coordinator

Mike Nichols

Other

Christopher S Nushawg

Assistant Art Director

Craig Nycz

Other

Wayne Nycz

Other

Ed O'connell

Other

Alex Olivares

Assistant Editor

Orlando Orona

Grip

David Orr

Color Timer

Max Pallat

Swing Gang

David Parker

Rerecording

Kevin Peachy

Location Assistant

Ralph Peterson

Props

Don Phillips

Casting

Julie Pierce

Makeup Artist

Sargeant Pillsbury

Assistant

Frankie Pine

Music

Stephanie Pleet

Location Manager

Jim Poynter

Swing Gang

Scott Purcell

Graphic Artist

Eugenio Quintero

Other

Liz Radley

Video

Rudy Reachi

Props Assistant

Matt Rebenkoff

Assistant Director

Charlene Richards

Adr Mixer

Deborah Ricketts

Stock Footage

Eric Roberts

Special Effects

Shawn Roberts

Special Effects

Gregory N Rocco

On-Set Dresser

Louie Rodriguez

Transportation Captain

John Roesch

Foley Artist

Danny Rogers

Stunts

Liza Rudolph

Production Assistant

Michael Runyard

Stunt Coordinator

Jordan Ryder

Assistant

Steven A. Saklad

Art Director

Film Details

Also Known As
Game, The, juego
MPAA Rating
R
Genre
Action
Drama
Thriller
Release Date
1997
Production Company
Michael E Meier
Distribution Company
Polygram Filmed Entertainment
Location
San Francisco, California, USA; Mexicali, Mexico; Los Angeles, California, USA

Technical Specs

Duration
2h 8m

Quotes

Trivia

Miscellaneous Notes

Released in United States Fall September 12, 1997

Released in United States on Video January 20, 1998

Released in United States September 1997

Shown at San Sebastian International Film Festival (Closing Night) in Spain September 18-27, 1997.

Began shooting August 13, 1996.

Completed shooting January 7, 1997.

Jodie Foster was previously attached to co-star, but left the production in early June 1996 and filed a $14.5 million suit against PolyGram Filmed Entertainment and Propaganda Films for alledged breach of contract. The lawsuit was settled in early October 1996.

Project formerly at MGM.

Released in United States on Video January 20, 1998

Released in United States September 1997 (Shown at San Sebastian International Film Festival (Closing Night) in Spain September 18-27, 1997.)

Released in United States Fall September 12, 1997