Reindeer Games

Reindeer Games

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Director: John Frankenheimer

Cast: Ben Affleck, Gary Sinise, Charlize Theron


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A burglar looking to make time with a beautiful woman after five years in prison falls into a dangerous trap in this action drama. Rudy (Ben Affleck) is serving time in prison for auto theft, where he becomes friendly with his cellmate Nick (James Frain). Nick has been enjoying a spicy courtship by mail with a woman named Ashley (Charlize Theron), who has sent him…  See more details below


A burglar looking to make time with a beautiful woman after five years in prison falls into a dangerous trap in this action drama. Rudy (Ben Affleck) is serving time in prison for auto theft, where he becomes friendly with his cellmate Nick (James Frain). Nick has been enjoying a spicy courtship by mail with a woman named Ashley (Charlize Theron), who has sent him several enticing photos, even though he has been unable to send her any of himself. Rudy and Nick are to be released the same day, but Nick is killed in an altercation with only three days left to serve. Rudy is let out on schedule, and discovers Ashley, unaware that Nick is dead, is waiting for him. Swayed by her beauty, Rudy claims to be Nick, which turn out to be fun until Rudy meets Ashley's brother Gabriel (Gary Sinise). Gabriel runs with a group of outlaws planning on using Nick's knowledge of an Indian gambling casino in Michigan where he once worked in order to stage a massive robbery on Christmas Eve. Rudy soon realizes if keeps on being Nick, he gets to stay with Ashley, but he'll also have to go along with Gabriel's robbery, which could easily land him back in prison -- or get him killed. Clarence Williams III, Danny Trejo and Donal Logue play Gabriel's henchmen; Dennis Farina, Isaac Hayes, and Ashton Kutcher also highlight the supporting cast.

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Two of today's brightest young stars, Ben Affleck and Charlize Theron, light up the screen in Reindeer Games, a cat-and-mouse thriller directed with panache by the great John Frankenheimer (The Manchurian Candidate). Affleck plays Rudy Duncan, a car thief who gets sprung from prison just in time for Christmas. Masquerading as his dead cellmate in order to score with the guy's gorgeous pen pal (Theron), Rudy ends up getting brow beaten by the girl's thuggish brother (Gary Sinise) into robbing a casino. (If you've seen the trailer, this is where the Santa suits come in.) Frankenheimer milks the mistaken-identity situation for every conceivable drop of suspense, letting the viewer know that Rudy's life depends upon maintaining the deception. The veteran director cleverly exploits the chemistry exhibited by his hot young leads, with sparks flying between Affleck and Theron during a surprisingly steamy love scene. Meanwhile, highly improbable events are made believable by a talented supporting cast led by Sinise. And Frankenheimer really heightens the tension with supercharged action sequences, making Reindeer Games an exhilarating two-hour thrill ride.

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Original Release:
Miramax Lionsgate
Region Code:
[Wide Screen]
[Dolby AC-3 Surround Sound]
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Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Ben Affleck Rudy Duncan
Gary Sinise Gabriel
Charlize Theron Ashley
Dennis Farina Jack Bangs
James Frain Nick
Donal Logue Pug
Danny Trejo Jumpy
Isaac Hayes Zook
Gordon Tootoosis Old Governor
Dana Stubblefield Alamo
Clarence Williams Merlin
Ashton Kutcher College Kid
Mark Acheson Mean Guard
Thomas Heaton Ugly Staffer
Dean Wray Guard #1
Sam Bob Video Guard
Ken Camroux Father
Lonny Chapman Old Timer
Robin Driscoll Desk Clerk
Anna Hagan Mother
Jimmy Herman Bartender
Ron Hyatt Prisoner #1
Frank Jones Security Boss
Michael Puttonen Bill
Paula Shaw Aunt Lisbeth
Jacob Rupp Park Ranger #1
Don S. Williams Uncle Ray
John Destrey Fat Guy
Jenafor Ryane Jill
David Jacox Park Ranger #2
Blair Slater Sam
Enuka Okuma Cocktail Waitress #1
Hrothgar Matthews Exit Guard
Marcus Hondro Cashier #2
Douglas H. Arthurs Distant Inmate #2
Lee Jay Bamberry Young Governor
Eva De Viveiros Cocktail Waitress #2
James Hutson Mike
Wendy Noel Stacey
Terry O'Sullivan Aunt Mary
Alonso Oyarzun Casino Dealer
Ana Paul Piedade Portuguese Woman
Joanna Piros TV Newscaster
Ron Sauve Guard #2
Michael Sunczk Distant Inmate #1
Rod Wolfe Cashier #1

Technical Credits
John Frankenheimer Director
Spencer Alexander Animator
Mairzee Almas Asst. Director
Kevin Andruschak Stunts
Brett Armstrong Stunts
Guy Bews Stunts
Susan Brouse Casting
Eric Bryson Stunts
Gavin Buhr Stunts
Rick Burgess Stunts
Yves Cameron Stunts
Lynne Carrow Casting
Alan Caso Cinematographer
Dean Choe Stunts
Cheryle Cravedi Costumes/Costume Designer
David Crone Camera Operator
Aubrey Lee Culp Stunts
Duayne Dickenson Stunts
Denise Doyle Casting
Barbara Dunphy Production Designer
Bill Edwards Stunts
Ryan Ennis Stunts
Mali Finn Casting
Eric Fraser Art Director
Antony Gibbs Editor
Cary Granat Executive Producer
B. Casey Grant Co-producer
Gasto Howard Stunts
Mark Indig Co-producer
Ernie Jackson Stunts
David Jacox Stunts
Helen Veronica Jarvis Art Director
George Josef Stunts
Michael Kahn Editor
Martin F. Katz Producer
Ehren Kruger Screenwriter
Larry "Warlock" Lam Stunts
Michael Langlois Stunts
Deborah Larsen Makeup
Randy Lee Stunts
Terrance Leigh Stunts
Mike LeMare Sound Editor
Brad Loree Stunts
Kit Mallet Stunts
Tom McComas Stunts
Steve McMichael Stunts
Mike Mitchell Stunts
Chris Moore Producer
Tony Morelli Stunts
Bill Neil Cinematographer
Bill Orr Special Effects
Efosa Outomagie Stunts
Fred Perron Stunts
Charles Porlier Makeup
Benjamin Robin Makeup
Ronald Robinson Stunts
Brian Rogne Stunts
Andrew Rona Executive Producer
May Routh Costumes/Costume Designer
James Sbardellati Associate Producer,Asst. Director
Solange S. Schwalbe Sound Editor
Emily Schweber Casting
Shealah Seaton Stunts
Alan Silvestri Score Composer
Bill Stewart Stunts
Larry Sutton Sound Mixer,Sound/Sound Designer
Owen Walstrom Stunts
Clayton Watmough Stunts
Bob Weinstein Producer
Harvey Weinstein Executive Producer
Paul Wu Stunts
Nancy Young Stunts

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Scene Index

Side #1 --
0. Side #1 --
0. Chapter Selections
1. Opening Credits/Prison Life [7:37]
2. "Monsters In The Gelatin" [4:44]
3. Oh, Ashley [9:08]
4. Welcome Home, Nick [7:57]
5. Who's Fooling Who? [8:11]
6. Casino Shuffle [5:08]
7. First-Time Robbers [5:20]
8. Cowboys And Indians [7:41]
9. The Chase Is On [7:21]
10. No More Games [5:42]
11. You Saved My Life [2:51]
12. "'Tis The Season, Convict" [6:03]
13. Deceitful Sister [11:56]
14. Santa's Little Helpers [6:47]
15. The Powwow Safe [5:39]
16. Strange Twist Of Fate [13:42]
17. Back To Sidnaw [2:01]
18. End Credits [6:12]


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