The Pulitzer Prizeâwinning playwright and screenwriter David Mamet sat in the directorâs 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-sharp 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.
- Audio commentary by director David Mamet and consultant and actor Ricky Jay
- New video interviews with actors Lindsay Crouse and Joe Mantegna
- David Mamet on "House of Games," a short documentary shot on location during the filmâs preparation and production
- Storyboard detail
- Theatrical trailer
- A booklet featuring an essay by critic Kent Jones and excerpts from David Mametâs introduction to the published screenplay