The Deadly Game (1982 film)
|The Deadly Game|
|Written by||Friedrich Dürrenmatt (novel)|
|Directed by||George Schaefer|
|Country of origin||United States|
Ely A. Landau
|Running time||112 minutes|
|Production company(s)||BBC Drama Group|
Primetime Television Ltd.
|Original release||July 22, 1982|
The Deadly Game is a 1982 American-British made-for-television thriller film that premiered on HBO. The intellectual thriller was directed by George Schaefer and adapted from a 1960 play by James Yaffe that was in turn based on the novel A Dangerous Game by Swiss author Friedrich Dürrenmatt. It stars George Segal as an American tourist traveling in the Swiss Alps who is lured into a dangerous mock trial by retired British lawyers played by Trevor Howard, Robert Morley, and Emlyn Williams.
The film, which was made in London, received critical acclaim. It received the CableACE Award for best single program, along five additional nominations, including ones for the performances of Segal and Howard. The film also served as actor Alan Webb's final screen performance.
- George Segal - Howard Trapp
- Trevor Howard - Gustave Kummer
- Robert Morley - Emile Carpeau
- Emlyn Williams - Bernard Laroque
- Alan Webb - Joseph Pillet
- Lesley Dunlop - Nicole
- Brian Croucher - Pierre
- Connie Booth - Helen Trapp
- Shales, Tom (24 July 1982). "HBO's Grand Game". The Washington Post.
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