The Game - Movie Synopsis & Plot
Nicholas Van Orton is an extremely rich but incredibly bored businessman from the hills of San Francisco. He runs a high-ranking banking investment firm and has wealth ranging more than half a billion dollars. His 48th birthday is coming up, the same age his dad was when he jumped off of a building. And his little brother, Conrad, has gotten him the ultimate present.
It's all a game, at least he thinks. He spent a day doing physicals and filling out forms, unaware of what he was about to venture into. And then it starts. The game begins with a dummy laying in the driveway, a small camera installed in his ear. Then Orton witnesses a man have a seizure and is forced to go to the hospital with the very same waitress that doused him in wine. And then there's the hospital itself, which really isn't a hospital but the building of the people in charge of it all. And the taxi driver that drives Orton into the river. And the men with the machine guns that almost kill him.
It's not a game anymore. As the danger continues to escalate, Orton realizes that the people behind it may not be at all what he first thought. He signed a waver form with invisible ink, unknowingly. The building where he took the tests is abandoned, long removed any inhabitants. His bank accounts are devoid of money, all 600 million of it. Conrad has had a nervous breakdown, gone crazy after "the gamers" refuse to let up. And Consumer Recreation Services, the company controlling the game, will do anything to see him dead. But the final question remains: Is it a game, or real life?