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The Deadly Game

The Deadly Game

George Isaac (1986)

112min
12 Certificate
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Review

Our Score
That superb character actor John Lithgow is here given the chance to get his teeth into a decent leading role in co-writer/director Marshall Brickman's wry drama, which is better known as The Manhattan Project. Lithgow is entirely persuasive as the nuclear physicist slowly emerging from the protective cocoon of his intellect and beginning to understand the ramifications of his work when his girlfriend's teenage son enters a home-made bomb for a science fair. The moral is rather hammered home in the later stages, but there is plenty of clever chat and an ingeniously comic heist to prevent the weighty topic from becoming too heavy.

Cast & Crew

Joseph Corso Gabriel Byrne
Parker Rufus Sewell
Riley Toby Stephens
Sophia Elsa Pataky
Dixon Leo Gregory
Sands Terence Maynard
Mark Corso Pierre Mascolo
Cutter Julian Sands
Attorney General James Frain
Director George Isaac
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Other Information

Language: English Colour Theatrical distributor: Pathe Pictures Ltd Guidance: Contains swearing. Available on: Available on video and DVD

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