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    Nicholas Van Orton 
Portrayed By: Michael Douglas, Scott Hunter McGuire (as a child)

I don't care about the money, I'm pulling back the curtain - I want to meet the wizard.


    Conrad Van Orton 
Portrayed By: Sean Penn

Call that number. They make your life fun.


    Christine 
Portrayed By: Deborah Kara Unger

Where'd you all go, you mother***ing fratboys?


    Jim Feingold 
Portrayed By: James Rebhorn

The game is tailored specifically to each participant. Think of it as a great vacation, except you don't go to it, it comes to you.


  • I'm Not a Doctor, but I Play One on TV: Nicholas discovers the CRS representative is an actor when he sees him doing a drug commercial on TV. Which is Hilarious in Hindsight, since the actor who plays the actor playing the rep (James Rebhorn) is frequently a source of Hey, It's That Guy! in real life, most recently on White Collar.

    Anson Baer 
Portrayed By: Armin Mueller Stahl

There is no Baer/Grant Pubishing without Anson Baer.


  • The Man Behind the Man: What Nicholas thinks Anson is after the incident with the briefcase and the Polaroids at the hotel.

    Samuel Sutherland 
Portrayed By: Peter Donat

When Mr. Van Orton boards his plane on the morrow, he will have every contract, side agreement and addendum, the complete closing package, flawlessly revised.


  • The Mole: Subverted brilliantly when Christine plays on the paranoia the Game has engendered in Nicholas.
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