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The Game | 1997 | R | - 2.6.8

Michael Douglas is a billionaire caught up in a potentially lethal game.

SEX/NUDITY 2 - Sexual innuendo, a woman in bra, bare female buttocks (in photos), a porn film plays in background (nothing is seen, but moaning is heard) and brief glimpse of a cartoon still of man and woman having sex.

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VIOLENCE/GORE 6 - A knife is held to a man's throat. A man cuts his hand on a mirror with bit of blood and has a few bloody scrapes on his face. A man is shot dead with a bloody chest wound. People are shot in some scenes. Chases and a man is trapped in an out-of-control car that sinks into water.

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LANGUAGE 8 - About 30 F-words, some scatological references, a few anatomical references, many mild obscenities.

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DISCUSSION TOPICS - Paranoia, conspiracies, fantasy vs. reality, wealth, loneliness, control.
MESSAGE: You're never in total control of your life, even when you think so.
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Be aware that while we do our best to avoid spoilers it is impossible to disguise all details and some may reveal crucial plot elements.

We've gone through several editorial changes since we started covering films in 1992 and older reviews are not as complete & accurate as recent ones; we plan to revisit and correct older reviews as resources and time permits.

Our ratings and reviews are based on the theatrically-released versions of films; on video there are often Unrated, Special, Director's Cut or Extended versions, (usually accurately labelled but sometimes mislabeled) released that contain additional content, which we did not review.



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