troperville

tools

toys


main index

Narrative

Genre

Media

Topical Tropes

Other Categories

TV Tropes Org
random
Film: House Of Games

Of course you gave me your trust ... that's what I do for a living!
Mike

House of Games is David Mamet's 1987 directorial debut. He also wrote the screenplay, based on a story he wrote with Jonathan Katz. The film's cast includes David Mamet's wife Lindsay Crouse and Joe Mantegna. William H Macy can be seen in a minor part.

A famous psychologist, Margaret Ford (Crouse), decides to try to help one of her patients get out of a gambling debt. She visits the bar where Mike (Mantegna), to whom the debt is owed, runs poker games. He convinces her to help him in a game: her assignment is to look for "tells", or give-away body language. What seems easy to her becomes much more complex.


This film provides examples of:


Harry and the HendersonsFilms of the 1980sHouse II: The Second Story
HopscotchCreator/The Criterion CollectionHowards End

random
TV Tropes by TV Tropes Foundation, LLC is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported License.
Permissions beyond the scope of this license may be available from thestaff@tvtropes.org.
Privacy Policy
15413
44