Surviving the Game
- 1 hr 36 min
Surviving The Game is a psychological thriller that is loosed based on the novel "The Most Dangerous Game" by Richard Connell. It featured an all-star cast that included: Ice-T, Rutger Hauer, Gary Busey, Charles Dutton and William McNamara. Surviving The Game was directed by Ernest Dickerson and distributed by New Line Cinema. The story begins on the streets of Seattle where a homeless man, Mason, has just lost both his friend and dog within hours of each other. With his spirits down, after eating at a soup kitchen he decides to take his own life. A soup kitchen worker interferes and after sitting down and talking with Mason, he tells him of a job that would be perfect for him. Mason is offered a position as a hunting guide with all travel expenses paid and a lucrative salary. After accepting the position he is immediately flown to the Pacific Northwest. From there he is taken to a remote cabin that has nothing surrounding it except miles of trees and wilderness. Once inside the cabin he meets the hunters that have paid $50,000 dollars each for the expedition. That night Mason dines with the hunters and engages in conversation with them. He learns a little background on some of the men and finds many of their stories to be very disturbing. They all head off to bed because the hunt will begin bright and early in the morning. The next morning, Mason awakes to a rifle in his face and is told by the hunters of their true intentions. The hunters are not hunting wild animals, they are actually hunting Mason. While they eat breakfast, Mason is given a head start and told that when breakfast is over the hunt will begin. As Mason runs into the woods he realizes that he street wise ways is what he will need to use to beat the hunters at their own game.