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Dangerous Game Details


Celebrated indie filmmaker Eddie Israel (Harvey Keitel) heads to California to shoot his latest movie, Mother of Mirrors, an examination of a marriage in which the wife pressures her husband to abandon their formerly mutual sex-and-drugs lifestyle and seek the same kind of religious conversion she has experienced. Leaving behind his own wife Madlyn (Nancy Ferrara) and his young son, Eddie explains the impetus of his latest project in a series of behind-the-scenes interviews. Meanwhile, Sarah Jennings (Madonna), a TV actress, has taken the wife role in Eddie's film, and her first item of business on the set is to sleep with Francis Burns (James Russo), who is set to play her husband. Things go sour between the two players and their conflicts spill onto the set, adding even more tension to a shoot in which Eddie alternately bullies and cajoles his actors to elicit more authentic performances. Perhaps Eddie manipulates Sarah onscreen because he's ashamed of having bedded his "very L.A." star just minutes before his wife and son arrived early for a weekend visit. Eddie soon finds the existential dilemmas of his film seeping into his own life, forcing him to question the compulsive adultery he practices. One of the first movies overseen by the film arm of Maverick, the record label and media company Madonna founded in the early '90s, Dangerous Game was produced by the singer's longtime manager, Freddy de Mann, alongside Mary E. Kane, who produced several earlier Ferrara efforts. ~ Brian J. Dillard, Rovi

  • Release date:November 19, 1993


Harvey Keitel
as Eddie Israel
as Sarah Jennings
James Russo
as Francis Burns
Nancy Ferrara
as Madlyn Israel
Reilly Murphy
as Tommy
Victor Argo
as Director of Photography
Bill Pope
as Camera Operator
Leonard Thomas
as Prop Guy
John Snyder
as Party Guest
Christina Fulton
as Blonde
Dylan Hundley
as Party Guest
Glenn Plummer
as Burns' Buddy
Heather Bracken
as Stewardess
Hiram Ortiz
as Hair
Julie Pop
as Morton's Waitress
Juliette Hohnen
as Bar Patron
Lori Eastside
as Party Guest
Adina Winston
as Party Guest
Anthony Redman
as Swinger
Marta Bukowski
as Video Tap Monitor
Martin Schaer
as Camera Operator
Mindy Eshelman
as Wardrobe
Noga Isackson
as 1st AD
Randall Sabusawa
as Producer


Abel Ferrara
Mary Kane
Abel Ferrara
Ken Kelsch
Anthony Redman
Alex Tavoularis
Production Designer
Diana Phillips
Production Designer
Charles Lagola
Art Director
Nathan Crowley
Art Director
Ron Rotholz
Executive Producer
Stephanie Ziemer
Set Designer
Marlene Stewart
Costume Designer
Jacqueline Arnot
Set Decorator
Terry Miller
First Assistant Director
George Mooradian
Camera Operator
Phil Oetiker
Camera Operator
Michael Barosky
Sound Mixer
Randall Sabusawa
Raqueli Dahan
Ray Karpicki
Dialogue Editor
Robert Kummert
Best Boy Grip
Nancy Collini
Costumes Supervisor
Peter Walts
Best Boy Electric
Phil Nielson
Stunts Coordinator
Mel Zelniker
Re-Recording Mixer
Melinda Eshelman
Assistant Costume Designer
Melvin Pukowsky
Helen Ostenberg
Production Coordinator
Hiram Ortiz
Hair Styles
Ivy Weiss
Extra Casting
Jack McIntyre
Dolly Grip
James Flatto
Music Editor
Andrea Dorman
First Assistant Camera
Jay Dranch
ADR Editor
Andrew Durham
Assistant Production Coordinator
John Milcetic
Jon Rothschild
Construction Coordinator
Joseph Cuervo
Karen Kelsall
Script Supervisor
Kenneth Fundus
Kevin Brink
Assistant Properties
Larry Markart
Video Playback
Larry McConkey
Steadicam Operator
Lisa Lovaas
Assistant Costume Designer
Lorey Sebastian
Still Photographer
Anthony Dimeo
Set Dresser
Benjamin Steingart
Ted Schelling
Video Playback
Todd Heater
Tom Foligno
Assistant Sound Editor
Tom Zafian
Video Playback
Bill Nearhood
Swing Gang
Rose Trimarco Cuervo
Costumes Supervisor
Sean Mannion
Properties Master
Sharon McGeeney
Negative Cutter
Stuart Levy
Sound Effects Editor
Pamela Withers Chilton
Anne Ross
Art Department Coordinator
Lisa K. Sessions
Set Dresser
Brian Johnson
First Assistant Editor
Mark Taylor
Assistant Location Manager
Bruce Kitzmeyer
Assistant ADR Editor
Charlie McNamara
Alan Wolfe
Second Assistant Camera
Chris Santo
Craft Service/Catering
Christian von Tippelskirch
Location Manager
Christine Orth
Christopher Prampin
Craig Nisker
First Assistant Editor
David Hammett
Production Assistant
Alex Hennech
Production Assistant
Diana Phillips
Unit Production Manager
Diane Conn
First Assistant Accountant
Dominique Levy
Camera Loader
Don Cerrone
Key Grip
Eric Roemheld
Set Dresser
Eugene D'Pasquale
Gail Just
Costumes Supervisor
Rachel Aberly
Pete Sillen
First Assistant Camera
Gus Papadopoulos