As THE GAME opens, a tough New York mayoral campaign is about to get tougher: Leon Hunter (Curtis Brown), an ambitious black executive in a public relations firm, is hired to act as campaign manager for Carl Rydell (Dick Biel), a white candidate with little more than his looks and a gift
for glib rhetoric to recommend him. Rydell's chief opponent is Bill Arrington (Damon Clark), an intelligent, committed politician who bills himself as the candidate for all people and looks to be a shoo-in as New York's first black mayor. Hunter knows Rydell can't beat Arrington on the real
issues, so he looks for something he can engineer to his vapid candidate's advantage. Hunter...