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Dangerous Game (1993)

Snake Eyes (original title)
R | | Drama | 19 November 1993 (USA)
A New York City film director working on his latest movie in Los Angeles begins to reflect the actions in his movie and real life, especially when he begins an affair with the lead actress.

Director:

Abel Ferrara
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Harvey Keitel ... Eddie Israel
Madonna ... Sarah Jennings
James Russo ... Francis Burns
Nancy Ferrara Nancy Ferrara ... Madlyn Israel
Reilly Murphy Reilly Murphy ... Tommy
Victor Argo ... Director of Photography
Leonard L. Thomas ... Prop Guy
Christina Fulton Christina Fulton ... Blonde
Heather Bracken Heather Bracken ... Stewardess
Glenn Plummer ... Burns' Buddy
Niki Munroe Niki Munroe ... Girl in Trailer
Lori Eastside Lori Eastside ... Party Guest
John Snyder ... Party Guest
Adina Winston Adina Winston ... Party Guest
Dylan Hundley ... Party Guest
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Storyline

Filmmaker Eddie Israel is staring to shoot "The Mother of Mirrors," starring Francis Burns and Sarah Jennings. "The Mother of Mirrors" is the story of the last night of a couple falling into decay. Eddie is very demanding with the actors, and the film's heavy atmosphere acts upon the protagonists' daily lives. Written by Yepok

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Genres:

Drama

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for pervasively strong language, explicit sexuality, and drug use | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Details

Country:

Italy | USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

19 November 1993 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Dangerous Game See more »

Filming Locations:

Los Angeles, California, USA See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$10,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$16,995, 21 November 1993

Gross USA:

$23,671

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$1,261,210
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

(Unrated Director's Cut)

Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

The opening scene of Reservoir Dogs (1992) was about "Like a Virgin", sung by Madonna. Her co-star Harvey Keitel also appeared in Reservoir Dogs (1992). See more »

Quotes

Sarah Jennings: Why did God create men? Because vibrators can't mow the lawn.
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Alternate Versions

R-rated and Unrated versions are available on video. The Unrated version contains more footage. See more »

Connections

Referenced in At the Movies: Matinee/Alive/Body of Evidence/Sniper (1993) See more »

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CHILDHOOD HOLLYWOOD
Written and Performed by Joe Delia
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User Reviews

A Strange Movie...
10 January 2004 | by spyin78See all my reviews

Being a HUGE Madonna fan I had to have this film. Dangerous Game is good and bad for many reasons. First.. It's confusing...but mainly because you don't know where the characters who are playing characters start and end. But that also may be what the director intended.

Second.. the editing.. it was rushed or done on equipment that was of little quality. There are times when the dubs are not with the video.. some parts are a mess.. but again.. intended or not?

Thirdly the acting. Keitel is ... well... Keitel... not too much of a stretch.. Keitel, Russo, and Madonna often times seem to improvise... few lines seem scripted.

Sidebar on Madonna and acting...

Madonna usually has a shining moment or two in most of her films, but more often than not Madonna and acting don't mix. I can say that because I am a Madonna fan. Madonna is the "Queen Of Deadpan," she says a line and... NOTHING. She seems to be thinking about her next line while the other person is speaking, which hinders delivery and expression... plus she blinks WAY too much. Those are her biggest acting flaws... DIRECTORS TAKE NOTE... I summed it up... VOILA!

But I digress...

In Dangerous Game, Madonna shows us some of her BEST ACTING TO DATE! There are countless scenes where she is not left to carry the film. She lets her hair down and is actually believable. The scene near the end.. with Keitel actually egging her on to get a REAL reaction. "You think you're so smart"... is BRILLIANT!

Finally... Often times there are scenes where the director seems to use genuine behind-the-scenes footage of Madonna, Keitel and Russo. Sadly the only reason I say this is because Madonna's acting is too good and her performance too genuine. This again confuses the audience. Intended or not?

This film is extremely choppy... very gritty... very dirty... very raw... very sick... very violent..

but very boring in some sections...

I didn't enjoy this film the first time I saw it, and often times I fast forward through scenes when I watch it today. But, the film does have some quality to it that makes you ask... Was that supposed to happen? Is that Madonna or Sarah or what? Did they? Did She? Oh My!

If you like a movie where the ending is not black and white you'll enjoy Dangerous Game.


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