The Game

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The Game is a 1997 film in which a rich investment banker is given an elaborate gift experience for his birthday which consumes his life. It is directed by David Fincher, starring Michael Douglas and Sean Penn.


  • This was iced tea.
  • Did I have a choice? Did I have a choice?
  • I'm being toyed with by a bunch of depraved children.
  • I don't care about the money. I'm pulling back the curtain. I want to meet the wizard.
  • And you really believe that just because you publish children's books, people are going to care about my reputation? You can have pictures of me wearing nipple rings, butt-fucking Captain Kangaroo. The only thing they care about is the stock and whether that stock is up or down!


  • They won't leave me alone! I'm a goddam human piñata!
  • They fuck you and fuck you and fuck you, and just when you think it's over, that's when the real fucking begins!


[Nicholas loses a shoe when climbing a fire-escape ladder.]
Nicholas: There goes a thousand dollars.
Christine: Your shoes cost a thousand dollars?
Nicholas: That one did.

Jim Feingold: You know, thank God you jumped, because if you didn't, I was supposed to throw you off!

Conrad: This is for you.
Nicholas: You shouldn't have.
Conrad: What do you get for the man who has…everything?
Nicholas: [reading the card] "Consumer Recreation Services." Well, I do have golf clubs.
Conrad: Call that number.
Nicholas: Why?
Conrad: Make your life... fun.
Nicholas: Fun.
Conrad: You know what that is... uh, you've seen other people have it.

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