Surviving the Game

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"The Rules are Simple: Kill or Be Killed."
  • R
  • 1994
  • 1 hr 36 min
  • 6.2  (13,074)
  • 41

Surviving the Game is a 1994 action thriller film directed by Ernest R. Dickerson and starring Rutger Hauer, Ice-T, and Charles S. Dutton. The movie is a loose adaptation of the classic short story "The Most Dangerous Game" by Richard Connell. The story revolves around Jack Mason (Ice-T), a homeless man who is struggling to survive on the streets. One day, he is approached by a wealthy businessman named Thomas Burns (Hauer), who offers him a job as a hunting guide in the wilderness. Desperate for money, Jack accepts the offer and heads out with Burns and a group of wealthy men on a hunting trip deep into the Alaskan wilderness.

However, as the group enters the wilderness, they begin to realize that they are not hunting animals, but rather hunting human prey. Burns and his group are actually a group of wealthy hunters who have paid money to hunt and kill homeless people, using them as targets in a deadly game of cat and mouse.

Jack soon finds himself in a fight for survival as he becomes the latest target of the hunters. He is forced to use his street smarts and survival skills to outwit his pursuers and find a way to escape the wilderness alive. Along the way, Jack meets a group of other homeless people who have also been targeted by the hunters, including a former soldier (Dutton) and a young woman named Rita (F. Murray Abraham).

As the hunt continues, Jack becomes more determined than ever to survive and bring his tormentors to justice. With the help of his fellow survivors, he prepares to face off against the hunters in a final confrontation that will determine his fate and the fate of his fellow refugees.

Surviving the Game is a tense and thrilling movie that combines action and suspense with social commentary on issues of poverty, homelessness, and survival in extreme conditions. The movie features strong performances from Ice-T, Hauer, and Dutton, as well as a solid supporting cast. The Alaskan wilderness setting provides a beautiful and rugged backdrop for the action, as well as a sense of isolation and danger that adds to the tension.

Overall, Surviving the Game is a gripping and thought-provoking movie that will keep audiences on the edge of their seats. It is a worthy homage to the classic source material, while also offering its own unique take on the story of survival against all odds.

Surviving the Game is a 1994 action movie with a runtime of 1 hour and 36 minutes. It has received mostly poor reviews from critics and viewers, who have given it an IMDb score of 6.2 and a MetaScore of 41.

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