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The Spanish Prisoner (1997)

The Spanish Prisoner
7.5 Rating
(44 ratings)
7.3 IMDB rating

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Campbell Scott

Campbell Scott

Joseph A. 'Joe' Ross
Steve Martin

Steve Martin

Julian 'Jimmy' Dell
Rebecca Pidgeon

Rebecca Pidgeon

Susan Ricci
Ben Gazzara

Ben Gazzara

Mr. Klein
Ricky Jay

Ricky Jay

George Lang
Felicity Huffman

Felicity Huffman

Pat McCune
Richard L. Friedman

Richard L. Friedman

Businessman
Jerry Graff

Jerry Graff

Businessman


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David Mamet

David Mamet

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2 years, 3 months ago at Jan 7 18:11
Directed by David Mamet (The Spanish Prisoner) is a great mystery movie. Don't let anyone tell you the story. You must see it! It is a Hitchcock type of story. It is fascinating. House of Games is a very tricky movie. The plot is mind boggling and it is a work of art. My favorite quotes: Mike: "You can't bluff someone who's not paying attention." Mike:" What I'm talking about comes down to a more ... read more

An average movie

5 months ago at Nov 18 8:04
Even though this movie is nowadays pretty obscure, it was actually rather well received when it was released and eventually I really wanted to check it out. Honestly, even though I thought it was not bad, I can’t say I was really blown away by the whole thing. Basically, David Mamet is one highly regarded director, and he is even more highly regarded as a writer (he even won the Pulitzer prize)... read more
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Description: Joe Ross is a rising star. He's designed a process that will make his company millions. He wants a bonus for this work, but fears his boss will stiff him. He meets a wealthy stranger, Jimmy Dell, and they strike up an off-kilter friendship. When the boss seems to set Ross up to get nothing, he seeks Dell's help. Then he learns Dell is ... (more)
Release date: 7 January 1998
UPC: 043396026087
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An average movie

“Even though this movie is nowadays pretty obscure, it was actually rather well received when it was released and eventually I really wanted to check it out. Honestly, even though I thought it was not bad, I can’t say I was really blown away by the whole thing. Basically, David Mamet is one highly regarded director, and he is even more highly regarded as a writer (he even won the Pulitzer prize) but I always have a hard time with his work. I don’t know, his movies are always intriguing but there is somehow always something missing to make them really remarkable and this flick was a perfect example. Indeed, the mood was nice, the story was entertaining and it was actually pretty neat to see Steve Martin playing something completely different than his usual work. Still, I thought the who” read more

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“Directed by David Mamet (The Spanish Prisoner) is a great mystery movie. Don't let anyone tell you the story. You must see it! It is a Hitchcock type of story. It is fascinating. House of Games is a very tricky movie. The plot is mind boggling and it is a work of art. My favorite quotes: Mike: "You can't bluff someone who's not paying attention." Mike:" What I'm talking about comes down to a more basic philosophical principle: "Don't trust nobody." I recommend the movie.” read more

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