In honor of his birthday, San Francisco banker Nicholas Van Orton, a financial genius and a coldhearted loner, receives an unusual present from his younger brother, Conrad -- a gift certificate to play a unique kind of game. In nearly a nanosecond, Nicholas finds himself consumed by a dangerous set of ever-changing rules, unable to distinguish where the charade ends and reality begins.

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  1. Michael Ferris


  2. John D. Brancato


  3. David Fincher


Top Billed Cast

  1. Michael Douglas

    Michael Douglas

    Nicholas Van Orton

  2. Sean Penn

    Sean Penn

    Conrad Van Orton

  3. Deborah Kara Unger

    Deborah Kara Unger


  4. James Rebhorn

    James Rebhorn

    Jim Feingold

  5. Peter Donat

    Peter Donat

    Samuel Sutherland

  6. Armin Mueller-Stahl

    Armin Mueller-Stahl

    Anson Baer

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Status Released

Original Language English

Runtime 2h 9m

Budget $50,000,000.00

Revenue $109,423,648.00

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Release Information

  • September 12, 1997
    R, Theatrical



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