The Game script
The Game (1997)
Synopsis: The Game is a 1997 American mystery thriller film directed by David Fincher, starring Michael Douglas and Sean Penn, and produced by Propaganda Films and PolyGram Filmed Entertainment. It tells the story of a wealthy investment banker who is given a mysterious gift: participation in a game that integrates in strange ways with his everyday life. As the lines between the banker's real life and the game become more uncertain, hints of a large conspiracy become apparent.

MARIA:

Invitations:
the Museum Gala.

NICHOLAS:

No.

NICHOLAS:

The Fitzwilliam Botanical Garden

Annual Fundraiser.

NICHOLAS:

No.

NICHOLAS:

The Hinchberger wedding.

NICHOLAS:

Let me think...

(sits back, eyes closed)

Hordes of men in tuxedos. Everyone's

droning. Ludwell's trying to break

the ice by reciting an off-color

limerick...

MARIA:

(impatient)

I'll send your regrets. Honestly,

why must I even bother?

NICHOLAS:

Because, if you don't know about

society, you don't have the

satisfaction of avoiding it.

A KNOCK and a female ASSISTANT enters. There's a lot more

NOISE and ACTIVITY behind her.

ASSISTANT:

Elizabeth on line three.

Nicholas taps his fingers on his lips, considering.

MARIA:

Your ex-wife.

NICHOLAS:

I know who she is.

(to assistant)

Take a message.

ASSISTANT:

Um... Happy Birthday, sir.

Nicholas squints.

MARIA:

(icily)

Thank you, Maggie.

The assistant backs out. Nicholas returns to his computer.

NICHOLAS:

I don't like her.

MARIA:

I wouldn't mention the following,

except he was very insistent. It's

obviously some sort of prank...

NICHOLAS:

What?

MARIA:

A gentleman left a message requesting

a lunch, but I assured him...

NICHOLAS:

What gentleman, Maria?

MARIA:

A Mister... Seymour Butts.

Nicholas looks up. He sits back, lost in thought.

NICHOLAS:

(to himself)

"Under the Bleachers"... by Seymour

Butts.

MARIA:

Pardon me? I'm afraid I don't...

NICHOLAS:

Cancel lunch. Make reservations at

Campton Place for me and Mr. Butts.

Maria nods, heading out, high heels clicking as she crosses.

NICHOLAS:

And, put the reservation in my name.

CUT TO:

INT. CAMPTON PLACE RESTAURANT -- DAY

Upscale. Quiet. Nicholas is in a booth facing the rear,

studying a thick FINANCIAL STATEMENT, making tiny notations.

A WAITRESS arrives.

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John Brancato

Michael Ferris (21 November 1931 – 20 March 2000) was an Irish Labour Party politician who served for more than twenty years as a member of the Oireachtas, as both a Senator and a Teachta Dála (TD). more…

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