House of Games

House of Games

Directed by David Mamet • 1987 • United States
Starring Lindsay Crouse, Joe Mantegna, Mike Nussbaum

The Pulitzer Prize–winning playwright and screenwriter David Mamet sat in the director’s chair for the first time for this sly, merciless thriller. Lindsay Crouse stars as a best-selling author and therapist who wants to help a client by making restitution for the money he owes to a gambler. After she meets the attractive cardsharp (Joe Mantegna), her own compulsions take hold as he lures her into his world of high-stakes deception. Packed with razor-edged dialogue delivered with even-keeled precision by a cast of Mamet regulars, HOUSE OF GAMES is as psychologically acute as it is full of twists and turns, a rich character study told with the cold calculation of a career con artist targeting his next mark.

House of Games
  • House of Games

    Directed by David Mamet • 1987 • United States
    Starring Lindsay Crouse, Joe Mantegna, Mike Nussbaum

    The Pulitzer Prize–winning playwright and screenwriter David Mamet sat in the director’s chair for the first time for this sly, merciless thriller. Lindsay Crouse stars as a best-selling author an...

Extras

  • HOUSE OF GAMES Commentary

    Director David Mamet and HOUSE OF GAMES con consultant and actor Ricky Jay recorded this audio commentary together in Los Angeles in the spring of 2007.

  • Lindsay Crouse on HOUSE OF GAMES

    In this 2007 interview, Academy Award–nominated actor Lindsay Crouse recalls her role as Dr. Margaret Ford in the first film by David Mamet, her husband at the time.

  • Joe Mantegna on David Mamet

    In this 2007 interview, actor Joe Mantegna describes his stage and screen work with his longtime friend and collaborator David Mamet and his experience playing Mike Mancuso in HOUSE OF GAMES.

  • David Mamet on HOUSE OF GAMES

    As David Mamet began work on HOUSE OF GAMES, his first picture, the movie’s producer, Michael Hausman, and his wife, Pamela Hausman, picked up their own camera to document the occasion. Shot in Vermont and on the streets of Seattle, their twenty-five-minute making-of video is presented here court...