Actors: Gary Busey, Ice-T, Rutger Hauer, F. Murray Abraham, Charles S. Dutton
|Review Summary and Plot Commentary about Surviving The Game|
|Ice-T as Rambo?! No so far-fetched in this vicious 1994 action drama in which six wealthy businessmen each pay $50,000 to participate in a “special” hunt in the Oregon wilderness. The trick is that they've researched and offered homeless but street-smart Jack Mason (Ice-T) into being their guide for $500 a week. But, the morning after they wine and dine him, he is awakened by these perverts, informed that HE is the hunted, and thrown outside with a brief head start. The fact that he is unarmed while they have SWAT-style weapons, motorbikes and wireless communication is part of their thrill. The first half of the film effectively develops Mason as hard not to like, especially when he conceives the first of many survival ideas. Busey and Hauer are chilling.
--Angry Jim Magin, Resident Scholar
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Ratings are on a 1-10 scale (Low to High)
Composition of Movie
Actual chase scenes or violence - 70%
Planning/preparing, gather info, debate puzzles/motives - 10%
Feelings, relationships, character bio/development - 20%
Time/Era of Movie:
Spying & Terrorists
Cloak & Dagger Plotlets:
- game where people are hunted
Is this an ordinary person caught up in events?
- brunette (Brown)
- short/standard wavy (man)
- very skinny (man)
Events of movie makes character more...
How sensitive is this character?
- sensitive to others' feelings
Sense of humor
- Cynical sense of humor
- Smarter than most other characters
- healthy but a geeky weakling
- fight for survival
- Pacific NW
- falling off
- fancy mansion
Accounts of torture and death?
- gory visuals of deaths
Movie makes you feel...
How many deaths in film?
How much use of techno gadgets?
- 4 ()
Kind of violence:
- mission to destroy something
- mental battles
- karate chop
- hand to hand
Unusual forms of death
- dropped from large heights
- blunt clubbing (like seals)
- A huge amnt of foul language
Lot of special effects?
Kinds of F/X
- exploding vehicles
If Soundtrack VERY NOTICEABLE...
- Modern rock/pop
Note: the views expressed here are only those of the reviewer(s).