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House of Games

Playright David Mamet's directorial film debut is this superbly crafted story about an uptight psychiatrist (Lindsay Crouse) who goes thrill-seeking with a sophisticated con artist (Joe Mantegna). Filled with red herrings and unexpected twists, Mamet's ingenious screenplay imparts a keen sense of psychology doused with a hilarious and wry sense of humor. The acting is outstanding; Crouse is eerily emotionless as the famous shrink and Mantegna is both charming and alluring as the smooth-operating grifter.

Year: 1987
Genre: Thrillers & Suspense, Cult Films / After Dark, Paul's Favourites, Film Festivals 1988, David Mamet, Contemporary Noir
Country: USA
Director: David Mamet
Starring: Lindsay Crouse, Joe Mantegna, Mike Nussbaum
Duration: 98 Minutes
Rating: PG - Contains coarse language.
7.3/10
Location in store: Art House Cinema

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