“House of Games” quotes(1987)
Plot – Margaret Ford is an American successful psychoanalyst and a repressed, unsatisfied woman, both at work and in her private life. To help a young patient threatened by a debt, she visits the gambling hall and meets Mike, leader of the gang who "works" there. She's immediately fascinated by him and agrees to help him in some little tricks to save her patient. Mike is a great cheater and he reveals the woman he can easily find out people's weak side. Margaret so decides to see Mike again to learn some useful expedients to use in her job as psychologist and writer. Soon she's completely enchanted by him and they end up spending a night together. When he plans a big hit, Margaret believes she has killed a policeman, so she hides at home scared and stops talking to Mike as she understands the man has cheated on her as well, because the alleged murdered cop is a gang member indeed and is alive. Determined to take revenge, Margaret ambushes Mike and shoots him several time to scare him and finally kills him, then she quietly resumes her usual previous life.
All actors – Lindsay Crouse, Joe Mantegna, Mike Nussbaum, Lilia Skala, J.T. Walsh, Willo Hausman, Karen Kohlhaas, Steven Goldstein, Jack Wallace, Ricky Jay, G. Roy Levin, Bob Lumbrashow all
“House of Games” Quotes 13 quotes
“You say I acted atrociously. Yes. I did. I do it for a living.”
“You can't bluff someone who's not paying attention.”
“- Prison Ward Patient: Y'know, I know there are people who are normal.
- Margaret Ford: Are there?
- Patient: Yes, there are. But...
- Margaret Ford: But what?
- Patient: But I don't know what those people do.”
“When you have done something unforgivable, I'll tell you exactly what to do. You forgive yourself.”
“- Mike: What'd you do, win again?
- George: That's right. If you wanna win the hand, you've gotta stay in 'til the end.”
“- Margaret Ford: You took my money.
- Mike: How naughty of me.”
“Beg for your life, or I'm going to kill you.”
“What I'm talking about comes down to a more basic philosophial principle: Don't trust nobody.”
“Everybody gets something out of every transaction.”