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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 »

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Did You Know?

Trivia

In a flashback scene in Reservoir Dogs (1992), while Joe Cabot (Lawrence Tierney) is recruiting Mr. White (Harvey Keitel), part of what Cabot says is, "the polished stones of Israel". Keitel's character is named "Eddie Israel" in this movie. See more »

Quotes

Sarah Jennings: What do you call a girl without an asshole? Single.
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Alternate Versions

R-rated and Unrated versions are available on video. The Unrated version contains more footage. The USA Blu Ray release features both the Rated and Unrated version. Only 2 scenes are edited in the cut version, by around 27 seconds in total. See more »

Connections

Features Burden of Dreams (1982) See more »

Soundtracks

KING KONG SALSA
Written by Coati Mundi (as Coati Mundi-Hernandez)
Courtesy of Coati Mundi Music
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User Reviews

 
It is disturbing, it is heavy, it is good... Abel Ferrara at his best!
4 April 2017 | by PredragReviewsSee all my reviews

This one is not your typical Hollywood fare. Emotionally gripping and confronting, "Dangerous Game" cuts to the core of human nature and our search for answers and meaning. Abel Ferrara's exploration of our desires, fears, and failings rings painfully true. Starring Madonna (don't let that put you off) Harvey Keitel and James Russo, and directed by Abel Ferrara, this is an interesting psychological drama about a directors obsession with his film, and the stars breakdown of reality during their making of it. This film is filmed like a documentary about the actors in their film how they get on or not get on you will have to watch it to get the benefit, my description is not fulfilling the content of the film very well.

Madonna and Harvey Keitel are extremely good on their roles, and Madonna is actually able to prove that she can be very good if the role is good enough. She delivers a sincere performance about an actress too embroiled in the characters she plays. Along with the legendary Harvey Keitel, the cast does an amazing job portraying the seedy underbelly of the film industry, using what appears to be old- school method acting. Possibly the best Madonna performance in a movie ever! Such a shame her acting didn't continue along this road. She's actually very credible in this and years later, the movie itself seems much more cohesive than it was upon first viewing.

Overall rating: 8 out of 10.


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Details

Country:

Italy | USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

19 November 1993 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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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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