Game of Death

November 27th, 2010


Game of Death

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Secret Ops agent Marcus is sent to Detroit to take out an arms dealer and the head of the hedge fund that is financing him. His CIA backup has other plans and turns on him and it's a fight to survive in a hospital.

Release Year: 2010

Rating: 4.6/10 (2,423 voted)

Director: Giorgio Serafini

Stars: Wesley Snipes, Ernie Hudson, Zoe Bell

A diplomat's bodyguard and company are injured in a botched assassination attempt. They're all taken to the same hospital, where the bodyguard teams up with a nurse to protect the diplomat from a team of ruthless assassins. The nurse soon learns that there is more to this sticky situation than expected.

Writers: Jim Agnew, Megan Brown

Wesley Snipes - Agent Marcus
Ernie Hudson - Clarence
Zoe Bell - Floria
Robert Davi - Smith
Aunjanue Ellis - Rachel
Gary Daniels - Zander
Simon Rhee - Stairwell assasin
Ho-Sung Pak - Agent #2 / Big mental
Ele Bardha - Security Guy #1
Frank Zieger - Rooftop Cop
Richard Goteri - The Visitor
Dailyn Matthews - Nurse Rebecca
Vladimir Tevlovski - Agent
Ron Balicki - Jimmy
Denney Pierce - Assassin #1

Taglines: Winning is everything

Release Date: 27 November 2010

Filming Locations: Detroit, Michigan, USA

Box Office Details

Budget: $13,000,000 (estimated)

Technical Specs


Did You Know?

Abel Ferrara exited the project after a few weeks of shooting.

Factual errors: In the vault scene, Redvale says "There you go. A hundred million in hundred-dollar bills", yet the scene shows only two suitcases full of money, when in fact it would be 1 million bills to equal that amount of money in hundreds and would take up much more room - probably filling the vault.

User Review

Poor quality action

Rating: 2/10

First of all let me point out that I really love action movies. I just recently spent time viewing several of Arnold's old movies, which are all classics! Take Commando - this is my definition of a great action film: Extremely simple story, but completely packed with some serious action, with a bad-ass protagonist spitting out cheezy one-liners after each round of pawnage!

Game of Death fails as a movie in pretty much every way possible. A simple "Arnold-like" action movie is what it SHOULD be. However, the people responsible for the film clearly thought that they had a story- line, actors, and camera-crew that would elevate this film to a "higher" level - whatever that is. Briefly summarized: The story and dialogue is a joke - some of the actors did such a poor job it almost makes some of the scenes embarrassing to watch. The main evil female agent must be one of the worst performances of 2010 - not to mention that the director for some reason decided to make most of the poorly acted dialogue scenes extremely long. So instead of filling the movie with cool karate-style Wesley Snipes action, the movie is mostly wasted on the weak story and the terrible acting. Most of the action scenes were even constantly interrupted by the bad guy having to shoot his mouth off - blah blah blah... What we WANT is pow pow pow!!!

By the way: The camera work and editing gave me a laugh. For some reason they have some sudden clips of black'n white shots - and some other artsy-fartsy filming which is COMPLETELY out of place.

I'll give this movie a 2/10 simply because I enjoy some of Wesley Snipes unarmed action scenes. But for gods sake don't waste your time watching this garbage like I did.

Finally a quick appeal to WS:

Dear Wesley,

Please fire your agent - or whoever persuaded you to participate in Game of Death. You are a cool guy and could renew your franchise of films where you kick ass again. But make it SIMPLE. A 1:30 film should have at least 60 minutes of action!!!

And remember to pay your taxes, Nebukanezer

PS: Wesley picks up a Glock 9mm (with silencer) from one of the bad guys in the hospital. These guns typically have between 15 and 17 rounds (full sized or compact versions). Without reloading the gun I think Wesley probably fired around 150 shots from this gun.


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