Gamer

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Who's playing you? Rated R: Restricted (Under 17 Requires Accompanying Parent or Adult Guardian) -- Rated R for frenetic sequences of strong brutal violence throughout, sexual content, nudity and language.
Released on:
September 4, 2009  

Previously Announced Release Dates:
November 4, 2009

Production Companies:
Lakeshore
Distributors:
Lionsgate

Status: Released

This film was Previously Known As:
"Game" & "Citizen Game"

Cast:
Gerard Butler, Michael C. Hall, Amber Valletta, Alison Lohman, Logan Lerman, Terry Crews, John Leguizamo, Kyra Sedgwick, Zoe Bell, Ludacris (Chris Bridges), John de Lancie, Aaron Yoo, Jonathan Chase, Noel Gugliemi

Director: Mark Neveldine, Brian Taylor

Screenwriter: Mark Neveldine, Brian Taylor

Genre: Action, Sci-fi, Thriller
About the film:
GAMER is a high-concept action thriller set in a near future when gaming and entertainment have evolved into a terrifying new hybrid. Humans control other humans in mass-scale, multi-player online games: people play people...for keeps. Mind-control technology is widespread, and at the heart of the controversial games is its creator, reclusive billionaire Ken Castle (Michael C. Hall). His latest brainchild, the first-person shooter game "Slayers," allows millions to act out their most savage fantasies online in front of a global audience, using real prisoners as avatars with whom they fight to the death.

Kable (300's Gerard Butler) is the superstar and cult hero of the ultraviolent "Slayers." Kable is controlled by Simon, a young gamer with rock star status who continues to defy all odds by guiding Kable to victory each week. Taken from his family, imprisoned and forced to fight against his will, the modern day gladiator must survive long enough to escape the game to free his family, regain his identity and to save mankind from Castle's ruthless technology.

Rated R for frenetic sequences of strong brutal violence throughout, sexual content, nudity and language.
Box Office: Opening weekend: $9.16 mil. (2502 theaters) | Domestic Total: $20.53 mil.
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  • Who's playing you? - Gamer Augmented Reality


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