The Gamechangers

Synopsis: In the late 1990s middle class British brothers Sam and Dan Houser and two friends, all video game enthusiasts, devise a violent new game Grand Theft Auto, set in a fictionalized America and appearing to reward a car thief for murdering anybody who gets in the way of his crimes. In Britain the Police Federation brands it as sick and contemptible whilst politician Hillary Clinton accuses it of "stealing the innocence of our children." Most vocal of its critics is crusading Florida lawyer Jack Thompson who, in the wake of an Alabama teen-ager going on a killing spree and blaming the game, attempts to get it banned, bringing a court action against the Housers and their company Rockstar Games, now based in San Diego. However Thompson's public denunciation of the game is instrumental in determining the outcome of the court case.
Genre: Biography, Drama
Director(s): Owen Harris
Production: BBC Films
  1 nomination.
 
IMDB:
6.3
Year:
2015
90 min
709 Views


lead character.

Yeah, great idea.

Yeah, let's take it black.

Can you have a black lead in a game?

Has anyone done that? No. We will.

Could we get Samuel L Jackson?

Yeah, I'm sure we could.

You can get anyone.

Film stars don't matter,

all right, forget film stars.

This game has got to be something

that goes beyond film.

It does something film can't do.

How? I don't know, that is why

we are talking about it. Ooh!

Hello?

Well, hello, Margaret.

Of course I remember you.

How can I help?

Uh-huh.

I see.

Well, Margaret,

let me stop you there.

It sounds to me like

the treatment you had

may well be medical malpractice

and, gee, I would love to help.

But I don't think you should use me.

I think you should speak to a lawyer

who may be able to better

represent you.

Well, to be frank, I've become

a little toxic as a lawyer.

I got Howard Stern

and a 2 Live Crew rap album

banned for violating obscenity laws

and subsequently no-one

wants to be represented

by a kooky moral campaigner.

You should try my friend,

Frank Simpson. He is a good man.

A fine advocate.

Why do I do it? What can I say?

Because I am Batman.

Because for some reason,

God rose this asshole up to do good.

Well, I appreciate the call.

All right. Goodnight.

We just made the biggest

selling game in history!

We've lined up the usual suspects

for a cheese ball competition,

so, if you want to be a rock star,

you have got to play the game.

Right, now, listen up.

Last year's record was 68.

Anyone who beats that,

you get the holiday

and I will throw in

a triple pass, all right?

Eat the cheese.

Don't, don't... Oh, no, look.

That is disgusting. That is carnage.

That is a cheese fondue right there.

What? What is it?

I bought you something.

It is the first TTS convertible

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