History Film / TheGame

20th Oct '17 3:19:50 PM valar55
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''The Game'' is a Creator/DavidFincher directed movie centered around Nicholas van Orton (MichaelDouglas), a bored, disillusioned businessman who spends his days in his office. So well-ordered he has driven out all romantic prospects, Nicholas soon receives a gift certificate from his brother Conrad (Creator/SeanPenn), which involves participating in a potentially-dangerous game courtesy of a group called [[SuperFunHappyThingOfDoom Consumer Recreation Services]]. Not long after signing up things soon get bizarre and the line between the game and reality [[ParanoiaFuel begins to blur.]]

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''The Game'' is a Creator/DavidFincher directed movie centered around Nicholas van Orton (MichaelDouglas), a bored, disillusioned businessman who spends his days in his office. So well-ordered he has driven out all romantic prospects, Nicholas soon receives a gift certificate from his brother Conrad (Creator/SeanPenn), which involves participating in a potentially-dangerous game game, courtesy of a group called [[SuperFunHappyThingOfDoom Consumer Recreation Services]]. Not long after signing up things soon get bizarre and the line between the game and reality [[ParanoiaFuel begins to blur.]]
14th Sep '17 8:11:42 PM igordebraga
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* AndYourRewardIsClothes: "I was drugged and left for dead in Mexico - and all I got was this stupid T-shirt".

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* AndYourRewardIsClothes: AndAllIGotWasThisLousyTShirt: "I was drugged and left for dead in Mexico - and all I got was this stupid T-shirt".
8th Jul '17 12:41:44 PM nombretomado
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* XMeetsY: According to TheOtherWiki, one of the writer described Michael Douglas' character as "fashionable, good-looking [[Literature/AChristmasCarol Scrooge]], lured into a ''Series/MissionImpossible'' situation with a steroid shot in the thigh from Film/TheSting".
8th May '17 8:40:50 AM Sumatris
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* CrazyPrepared: Might as well be CRS's company motto. The amount of planning, foresight, preparation and improvisation that's necessary to successfully run the schemes they do is mind-boggling, and next to impossible to pull off in RealLife.


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* FailedASpotCheck: Literally - there's no way in hell Nicholas couldn't have spotted the huge white cross on the even bigger safety mattress below him when he jumps off the roof in the finale.


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* PoliceAreUseless: Massive shootouts with automatic weapons in the city center, even with silenced ones, should have the cops all over the place within minutes, but they never show up to lend a hand. [[FridgeHorror Makes you wonder how deep CRS's connections really run.]]
31st Mar '17 12:33:00 AM PaulA
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* ShoutOut: The page quote is one to ''TheWizardOfOz'' (when Dorothy finds out that the god-like ruler of Emerald City is a mere human behind a curtain).

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* ShoutOut: The page quote is one ShoutOut:
** "I don't care about the money. I'm pulling back the curtain. I want
to ''TheWizardOfOz'' meet the wizard." to ''Film/TheWizardOfOz'' (when Dorothy finds out that the god-like ruler of Emerald City is a mere human behind a curtain).
4th Sep '16 10:51:00 PM DevinMeenan
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23rd Apr '16 2:52:52 PM TheOneWhoTropes
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* ImNotADoctorButIPlayOneOnTV: Douglas discovers the CRS representative is an actor when he sees him doing a drug commercial on TV. Which is HilariousInHindsight, since the actor who plays the actor playing the rep (James Rebhorn) is frequently a source of HeyItsThatGuy in real life, most recently on ''WhiteCollar''.

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* ImNotADoctorButIPlayOneOnTV: Douglas discovers the CRS representative is an actor when he sees him doing a drug commercial on TV. Which is HilariousInHindsight, since the actor who plays the actor playing the rep (James Rebhorn) is frequently a source of HeyItsThatGuy in real life, most recently on ''WhiteCollar''.
13th Apr '16 9:13:09 AM JustTroper
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* FriendlyScheming: Everything was just a game; Nicholas' brother Conrad and a number of his friends and colleagues were in on it.
1st Apr '16 3:19:11 PM eroock
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* TrappedInASinkingCar: Invoked as part of the game.

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* TrappedInASinkingCar: Invoked Invoked. Michael Douglas's car is plunged off a pier as part of the game.super-scary "game" to make his life more exciting.
1st Apr '16 3:17:27 PM eroock
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'''''The Game''''' is a Creator/DavidFincher directed movie centered around Nicholas van Orton (MichaelDouglas), a bored, disillusioned businessman who spends his days in his office. So well-ordered he has driven out all romantic prospects, Nicholas soon receives a gift certificate from his brother Conrad (Creator/SeanPenn), which involves participating in a potentially-dangerous game courtesy of a group called [[SuperFunHappyThingOfDoom Consumer Recreation Services]]. Not long after signing up things soon get bizarre and the line between the game and reality [[ParanoiaFuel begins to blur.]]

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'''''The Game''''' ''The Game'' is a Creator/DavidFincher directed movie centered around Nicholas van Orton (MichaelDouglas), a bored, disillusioned businessman who spends his days in his office. So well-ordered he has driven out all romantic prospects, Nicholas soon receives a gift certificate from his brother Conrad (Creator/SeanPenn), which involves participating in a potentially-dangerous game courtesy of a group called [[SuperFunHappyThingOfDoom Consumer Recreation Services]]. Not long after signing up things soon get bizarre and the line between the game and reality [[ParanoiaFuel begins to blur.]]
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