The Deadly Game (1982 film)

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The Deadly Game
Written byFriedrich Dürrenmatt (novel)
James Yaffe
Directed byGeorge Schaefer
StarringGeorge Segal
Trevor Howard
Robert Morley
Emlyn Williams
Alan Webb
Country of originUnited States
United Kingdom
Original language(s)English
Producer(s)Hillard Elkins
Edie Landau
Ely A. Landau
Running time112 minutes
Production company(s)BBC Drama Group
Primetime Television Ltd.
Original networkHBO
Picture formatColor
Audio formatMono
Original releaseJuly 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.[1] 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.


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  1. ^ Shales, Tom (24 July 1982). "HBO's Grand Game". The Washington Post.

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