House Of Games

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The Pulitzer Prize–winning playwright and screenwriter David Mamet sat in the director’s chair for the first time for this sly, merciless thriller. Lindsay Crouse stars as a best-selling author and therapist who wants to help a client by making... read more
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The Pulitzer Prize–winning playwright and screenwriter David Mamet sat in the director’s chair for the first time for this sly, merciless thriller. Lindsay Crouse stars as a best-selling author and therapist who wants to help a client by making restitution for the money he owes to a gambler. After she meets the attractive cardsharp (Joe Mantegna), her own compulsions take hold as he lures her into his world of high-stakes deception. Packed with razor-edged dialogue delivered with even-keeled precision by a cast of Mamet regulars, House of Games is as psychologically acute as it is full of twists and turns, a rich character study told with the cold calculation of a career con artist targeting his next mark.

Original Release

10/11/1987

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Cast

J.T. Walsh The Businessman
Joe Mantegna Mike
Lilia Skala Dr. Littauer
Lindsay Crouse Margaret Ford
Mike Nussbaum Joey
Ricky Jay Vegas Man
William H. Macy Sgt. Moran (as W.H. Macy)
Meshach Taylor Mr. Dean
Willo Hausman Girl with Book
Karen Kohlhaas Prison Ward Patient
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Directors

David Mamet

Writers

David Mamet, Jonathan Katz

Cast

J.T. Walsh The Businessman
Joe Mantegna Mike
Lilia Skala Dr. Littauer
Lindsay Crouse Margaret Ford
Mike Nussbaum Joey
Ricky Jay Vegas Man
William H. Macy Sgt. Moran (as W.H. Macy)
Meshach Taylor Mr. Dean
Willo Hausman Girl with Book
Karen Kohlhaas Prison Ward Patient
Steven Goldstein Billy Hahn
Jack Wallace Bartender / House of Games
G. Roy Levin Poker Player
Bob Lumbra Poker Player
Andy Potok Poker Player
Allen Soule Poker Player
Ben Blakeman Bartender / Charlie's Tavern
Scott Zigler Western Union Clerk
John Pritchett Hotel Desk Clerk
Johnny 'Sugarbear' Willis Hotel Doorman (as Sugarbear Willis)

Producers

Editors

Trudy Ship

1988 Golden Globe Best Screenplay - Motion Picture Nominated
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