The Game starring Sean Penn, Michael Douglas, Deborah Kara Unger
Nicholas Van Orton, a wealthy San Francisco banker, is given a pass to an unusual experiential entertainment company called Consumer Recreation Services. His first reaction to the gift is...your really shouldn't have. But eventually, his curiosity drives him to visit CRS and play the game. Learning the rules is the least of his problems.
Matt changes the rules to Nick s Game.
Nick Stevens and Matt McCarthy clarify the difference between subgenres.
Nicholas Van Orton (Douglas) is a successful businessman, but his success has come at the cost of his family life; when the movie opens, he is divorced and estranged from his wife. Nicholas goes about life in a cold, detached manner and seems incapable of expressing emotion or caring for anyone outside of himself.
The game in the movie can be viewed as a sort of alternate reality game with a large live action role-playing game component. Participants in real life versions of alternate reality games and live action role-playing games find the movie interesting and a source of inspiration for this reason.
Download the TV Guide app for iPhone, iPad and Android!