History Film / TheGame

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.]]
7th Aug '15 12:09:14 PM Scoutstr295
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* NewscasterCameo: A ''very'' unusual example with Daniel Schorr.
30th Mar '15 12:23:11 PM crazyrabbits
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* RuleOfSymbolism / FridgeBrilliance: When Nicholas takes Jim Feingold hostage with a gun, Feingold is with his children in front of the albino tigers at the San Francisco Zoo. By this point, Nicholas does feel like [[BullyingADragon "a tiger in a cage."]]

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* RuleOfSymbolism / FridgeBrilliance: RuleOfSymbolism: When Nicholas takes Jim Feingold hostage with a gun, Feingold is with his children in front of the albino tigers at the San Francisco Zoo. By this point, Nicholas does feel like [[BullyingADragon "a tiger in a cage."]]
28th Feb '15 2:49:38 PM gfrequency
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* BreakTheHaughty: The entire point, with the end goal being [[CatharsisFactor for Nicholas to achieve catharsis by willingly committing "suicide"]] and emerge from the game a happier man.
9th Feb '15 7:32:28 AM erforce
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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 MissionImpossible situation with a steroid shot in the thigh from TheSting".
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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 MissionImpossible ''Series/MissionImpossible'' situation with a steroid shot in the thigh from TheSting".
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Film/TheSting".
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12th Jun '14 9:43:18 PM captainpat
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Released in 1997, ''The Game'' was well received and successful. It currently holds a 71% rating on RottenTomatoes, which is considered "certified fresh".
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