House of games

United States, 1987

Film
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This thriller stars Lindsay Crouse as a successful psychologist and best-selling author of “Driven: obsession and compulsion in everyday life” who becomes increasingly drawn into the shadowy underworld of a confidence trickster, Joe Mantegna, and his enigmatic cohorts, discovering that the thrill of the con answers deep-rooted needs unfulfilled by her daily round of listening to other people’s problems. Screenplay by David Mamet.

Credits

director
producer

Michael Hausman

production company

Orion Pictures Corporation

Filmhaus Productions

Duration

01:37:00:00

Production places
United States
Production dates
1987

Collection metadata

ACMI Identifier

303635

Language

English

Subject categories

Courtroom, Crime, Espionage & Thrillers

Courtroom, Crime, Espionage & Thrillers → Thrillers

Crime, Espionage, Justice, Police & Prisons → Gambling and crime

Crime, Espionage, Justice, Police & Prisons → Swindlers and swindling

Drama

Economics, Philosophy, Politics, Religion & Sociology → Gambling

Feature films

Feature films → Feature films - United States

Food, Health, Lifestyle, Medicine, Psychology & Safety → Gambling

Hobbies, Recreation & Sport → Gambling

Sound/audio

Sound

Colour

Colour

Holdings

VHS; Access Print (Section 1)

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