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A game designer on the run from assassins must play her latest virtual reality creation with a marketing trainee to determine if the game has been damaged.

  1. David Cronenberg

    Director, Screenplay

Top Billed Cast

  1. Jennifer Jason Leigh

    Jennifer Jason Leigh

    Allegra Geller

  2. Jude Law

    Jude Law

    Ted Pikul

  3. Ian Holm

    Ian Holm

    Kiri Vinokur

  4. Willem Dafoe

    Willem Dafoe


  5. Don McKellar

    Don McKellar

    Yevgeny Nourish

  6. OH

    Oscar Hsu

    Chinese Waiter

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Status Released

Original Language English

Runtime 1h 37m

Budget $15,000,000.00

Revenue $2,856,712.00

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Release Information

  • April 19, 1999
    R, Theatrical



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A review by John Chard

By John Chard

Free will is obviously not a big factor in this little world of ours.

Hee, yet another David Cronenberg picture that divides opinions, not just among the casual film watchers, but also his most ardent fans.

Plot is a little nutty in actuality, as it finds Jennifer Jason Leigh as the world's most high profile games designer. While testing her new virtual reality game out with a focus group, an assassination attempt puts her on the run with an ally of sorts, marketing man Ted Pikul (Jude Law). With the prototype of the new game in their possession, the pair must enter the game's realm to un... read the rest.

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