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House of Games (1987) Movie Information

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House of Games (1987)
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Overall Rank:

2081

Avg. Rating:

2.88/4

# of Ratings:

45

Genres:

Crime, Mystery

Rating:

R

Language:

English

Theater Date:

10/01/1987

Director:

David Mamet

Actors:

Lindsay Crouse
Joe Mantegna
Mike Nussbaum
Lilia Skala
J.T. Walsh
Ricky Jay

 

 

 

 

Plot Outline:

Margaret Ford (Crouse) is a psychiatrist who is trying to help Billy Hahn, a gambler who wants to end his life. Billy confesses that he owes $25,000 that needs to be paid if not he will be killed. She then looks for Mike (Mantegna) to compromise the dilemma. She gets close to Mike and wants to write about his line of work.

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A tightly contained, sneaky con game. It leaves little room for drama as it blazes through a lean plot. The end is a surprising turn that works conceptually well. The experience is cool, in a very understated devilish manner.

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Fun, provocative, smart and full of twists. Margaret Ford (Crouse)is a serious psychiatrist. Billy Hahn, a gambler who wants to end his life, seeks advise from Ford. Billy confesses that he owes $25,000 that needs to be paid if not he will be killed. She then looks for Mike (Mantegna) at a bar. Mike asks Margaret for a favor, to do a "tell." Joey (Mike Nussbaum) leaves an important briefcase from a con that went wrong due to a cop that gets killed.

Aside from the tailor-fit noir soundtrack and the enchanting plot, it has solid acting, while the screenplay was gold. So many memorable lines: "Many things that should be pleasures are not." "It happens to the best. It happens to the rest." "It was only business." "Don't work so hard...you need to enjoy." "Don't trust nobody." "Take ...

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