R | | Drama, Mystery, Thriller
After a wealthy banker is given an opportunity to participate in a mysterious game, his life is turned upside down when he becomes unable to distinguish between the game and reality.
Sean Penn was unsure of taking the role as Conrad until David Fincher met with him, convincing Penn of the similarities between the actor and the character, made him the right fit for the role.
You can't smoke here.
Conrad: I'm with you.
Nicholas: It's illegal to smoke in restaurants in California.
Conrad: Fuck California!
Nicholas van Orton's assistant tells him the number of the Nikko hotel, which is 555 1111. When he dials the number on his cellphone however, the DTMF tones heard are for 465 2222.
The opening credits shatter in the form of jigsaw puzzle pieces in Reference to the Film's title.
English, Cantonese, German
$14,337,029 14 September 1997