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Questions tagged [house-of-games]

Questions related to the David Mamet written and directed mystery crime thriller concerning the psychology behind grifters and their cons.

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How did she give herself away?

I've watched House of Games about 3 or 4 times in my life. I never understood what Mike meant that Margaret gave herself away, when she told him she took his knife. Wasn't it Mike's knife? Or was it ...
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Was the William H. Macy character part of the con?

In the David Mamet movie House of Games, Mike (Joe Mantegna) lures Margaret Ford (Lindsay Crouse) into their circle by proving a small con at the Western Union Office. He explains that the basic idea ...
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When did Margaret Ford know she was going to kill Mike?

In House of Games, the Lindsay Crouse character (psychiatrist Margaret Ford) seems to be unaware of her being the mark until the red convertible shows up unexpectantly. She then performs a rudimentary ...