House of Games

House of Games (1987)

Nothing is as it seems.

  • Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
  • Release Date: 1987-10-11
  • User Rating: 6.8/10 from 266 ratings
  • Runtime: 1h 42min
  • Language: English
  • Production Company: Filmhaus
  • Production Country: United States of America
  • Director: David Mamet
star 6.8/10
From 266 Ratings


A psychiatrist comes to the aid of a compulsive gambler and is led by a smooth-talking grifter into the shadowy but compelling world of stings, scams, and con men.

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  • Lindsay Crouse

    as Dr. Margaret Ford
  • Joe Mantegna

    as Mike
  • Mike Nussbaum

    as Joey
  • Lilia Skala

    as Dr. Maria Littauer
  • J.T. Walsh

    as The Businessman
  • Steven Goldstein

    as Billy Hahn
  • Jack Wallace

    as Bartender
  • Ricky Jay

    as George
  • William H. Macy

    as Sgt. John Moran
  • Meshach Taylor

    as Mr. Dean
  • John Pritchett

    as Hotel Desk Clerk
  • Scott Zigler

    as Western Union Clerk
  • Jacqueline de La Chaume

    as Woman with Lighter
  • Willo Hausman

    as Girl with Book
  • G. Roy Levin

    as Poker Player
  • Allen Soule

    as Poker Player
  • Johnny 'Sugarbear' Willis

    as Hotel Doorman
  • Josh Conescu

    as Garage Attendant
  • Patricia Wolff

    as Patient (Ford's Office)
  • Paul Walsh

    as Man in Restaurant
  • Roberta Maguire

    as Restaurant Hostess
  • Karen Kohlhaas

    as Prison Ward Patient
  • Julie Mendenhall

    as Late Student
  • Rachel Cline

    as Student
Writing David Mamet Screenplay
Directing David Mamet Director
Production Michael Hausman Producer
Directing Michael Hausman Second Assistant Director
Sound Anthony J. Ciccolini III Supervising Sound Editor
Sound Douglas Axtell Boom Operator
Art Derek R. Hill Set Decoration
Art Randall Balsmeyer Title Designer
Directing Ned Dowd First Assistant Director
Camera Juan Ruiz Anchía Director of Photography
Lighting Michael F. Barrow Gaffer
Editing Barbara Tulliver Assistant Editor
Production Kevin Hyman Production Accountant
Production Lee R. Mayes Unit Manager
Editing Trudy Ship Editor
Camera George Mooradian First Assistant Camera
Sound Marko Costanzo Foley Artist
Camera Henry Cline Second Assistant Camera
Writing Jonathan Katz Screenplay
Costume & Make-Up Dawn Johnson Costumer
Sound Suzana Peric Music Editor
Art Jeff Balsmeyer Storyboard Artist
Sound Jeffrey Stern Sound Editor
Camera Lars Larson Grip
Crew Gregory W. Anderson Driver
Camera Lorey Sebastian Still Photographer
Production Ron Lynch Location Manager
Production Jonathan Sheinberg Head of Production
Directing Christine Wilson Script Supervisor
Crew Robert G. Willard Special Effects
Sound Thomas A. Gulino Sound Editor
Costume & Make-Up Sally Roberts Assistant Costume Designer
Costume & Make-Up Sally Roberts Wardrobe Assistant
Costume & Make-Up Pamela S. Westmore Makeup Artist
Art Samara Schaffer Property Master
Art Jeffrey P. Soderberg Set Dresser
Sound John Pritchett Sound Mixer
Sound Pam DeMetruis-Thomas Assistant Sound Editor
Camera Martin Bosworth Grip
Camera Chris Centrella Dolly Grip
Production Patricia Wolff Production Assistant
Sound Gail Showalter Assistant Sound Editor
Crew Sheila Thompson Craft Service
Camera Hugh McCallum Best Boy Grip
Art J. Grey Smith Leadman
Sound Alaric Jans Original Music Composer
Sound Jacqueline Tager Assistant Sound Editor
Art Michael Merritt Production Design
Costume & Make-Up Nan Cibula Costume Design
Production Lynn Wegenka Key Production Assistant
Sound Suki Buchman Assistant Sound Editor
Camera Bill Flick Grip
Lighting Robert McClure Electrician
Production Peter Hutcheson Production Assistant
Lighting Greg White-Wiegand Electrician
Lighting Quintin Woo Electrician
Production Scott Zigler Production Assistant
Production Cyrena Hausman Casting
Costume & Make-Up Laurent Delouya Hairstylist
Costume & Make-Up Erin Lyons Hairstylist
Costume & Make-Up Gregory Villamil Hairstylist
Sound Kathleen Earle Killeen Assistant Sound Editor
Sound Marc S. Shaw ADR Editor
Lighting Geoffrey Coburn Electrician
Lighting Robert Diehl Electrician
Lighting Mark Lorge Electrician
Lighting Michael Sudmeier Electrician
Costume & Make-Up Candace Blake Wardrobe Assistant
Crew Jon McCarthy Driver
Production Alexa Albert Production Assistant
Crew Susan McBrine Catering
Production Ivan Passer Jr. Production Assistant
Production Deborah Pritchett Production Office Coordinator
Production Cathy Sarkowsky Production Office Coordinator
Production Susan Lee Smith Publicist
Lighting John Merriman Best Boy Electric