Nicholas Van Orton is a very wealthy San Francisco banker, but he is an absolute loner, even spending his birthday alone.
In the year of his 48th birthday (the age his father committed suicide) his brother Conrad, who has gone long ago and surrendered to addictions of all kinds, suddenly returns and gives Nicholas a card giving him entry to unusual entertainment provided by something called Consumer Recreation Services (CRS).
Giving in to curiosity, Nicholas visits CRS and all kinds of weird and bad things start to happen to him.
What do you give the guy who has everything? A psychotic break.
I really miss genius movies like The Game, there are few movies that are rare far and between that ever achieve the kind of depth and creativity that this movie captured.
With the brilliant cast, plot twists, story line, everything and everyone involved is outstanding. Douglas and Penn are fantastic in high tension films. I loved seeing them play off one another.
I really wish there were writers today still capable of creating this kind of film because we could really use something like this to jump start all the flat films flooding the movie industry.
I really suggest you check this movie out if you haven't seen it.