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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
Marta Bukowski
as Video Tap Monitor
Leonard Thomas
as Prop Guy
Dylan Hundley
as Party Guest
Lori Eastside
as Party Guest
Noga Isackson
as 1st AD
Anthony Redman
as Swinger
Christina Fulton
as Blonde
Heather Bracken
as Stewardess
Adina Winston
as Party Guest
Mindy Eshelman
as Wardrobe
Bill Pope
as Camera Operator
Glenn Plummer
as Burns' Buddy
John Snyder
as Party Guest
Julie Pop
as Morton's Waitress
Martin Schaer
as Camera Operator
Randall Sabusawa
as Producer
Juliette Hohnen
as Bar Patron
Hiram Ortiz
as Hair


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