Dangerous Game (1987 film)
|Directed by||Stephen Hopkins|
|Produced by||Basil Appleby
|Screenplay by||Peter West|
|Music by||Steve Ball
|Edited by||Tim Wellburn|
|Box office||A$31,802 (Australia)|
Jack Hayward (Marcus Graham) is a computer hacker who breaks into a department store at night with his friends for thrills, but are then locked in by a former cop turned security guard named Patrick Murphy (Steven Grives), who had been suspended from his previous job by Jack and his friends. This cat-and-mouse game becomes a fight for survival when Tony (John Polson) is murdered by Murphy and his friends are next.
- Miles Buchanan as David
- Marcus Graham as Jack
- Steven Grives as Patrick Murphy
- Kathryn Walker as Kathryn
- Sandie Lillingston as Ziggy
- John Polson as Tony
The set built by Igor Nay was one of the largest ever built for an Australian film.
Dangerous Game has no approval rating on Rotten Tomatoes but currently holds a 20% Audience Score.
According to Stephen Hopkins the film sold well at Cannes because "at that time it was quite cool to be Australian'."
(1987 AFI Awards)
|Best Sound||Peter Fenton||Nominated|
|Best Production Design||Igor Nay||Nominated|
- "Production Survey", Cinema Papers, September 1987 p66
- "Australian Films at the Australian Box Office", Film Victoria accessed 24 October 2009
- David Stratton, The Avocado Plantation: Boom and Bust in the Australian Film Industry, Pan MacMillan, 1990 p244
- Logan, Brian (29 July 1998). "Arts: Some of Stephen Hopkins's films are so bad he can't bear to watch them... But Lost In Space is different. Brian Logan meets the man who won the hearts of Heather Graham and Hollywood". The Guardian. p. 014.
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