Nicholas Van Orton is a very wealthy San Francisco banker, but he is an absolute loner, even spending his birthday alone. In the year of his 48th birthday (the age his father committed suicide) his brother Conrad, who has gone long ago and surrendered to addictions of all kinds, suddenly returns and gives Nicholas a card giving him entry to unusual entertainment provided by something called Consumer Recreation Services (CRS). Giving in to curiosity, Nicholas visits CRS and all kinds of weird and bad things start to happen to him.Written by
Conrad's use of the pseudonym Seymour Butts and Nicholas' response of, "'Under the Bleachers' by Seymour Butts", is a reference to the joke series "A Book Never Written" featured in Boys' Life (the official magazine of the Boy Scouts of America). See more »
At the airport, Nicholas gets ink on his shirt. When trying to clean it, it's a different shirt. See more »
This is for you.
You shouldn't have.
What do you get for the man who has... everything?
"Consumer Recreation Services." Well, I do have golf clubs.
Call that number.
Make your life... fun.
You know what that is... uh, you've seen other people have it.
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The opening credits shatter in the form of jigsaw puzzle pieces in Reference to the Film's title. See more »
Like 'A Christmas Carol' with the ghosts replaced by 'Interesting Events', enough to make the most self absorbed think again. Wholly unrealistic in its portrayal but intensely engaging with some boomerangs to navigate and some thoughtful reflections to ponder.
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