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The Spanish Prisoner (1997)

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Campbell Scott Campbell Scott
Joe Ross
Ricky Jay Ricky Jay
George Lang
Rebecca Pidgeon Rebecca Pidgeon
Susan Ricci
Ben Gazzara Ben Gazzara
David Pittu David Pittu
Resort Manager
Steve Martin Steve Martin
Jimmy Dell
Paul Butler Paul Butler

Written by
David Mamet David Mamet
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An average movie

10 years, 6 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 canโ€™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 not what he seems, so he contacts an FBI agent through his tightly-wound assistant, Susan Ricci. The FBI asks him to help entrap Dell. He accepts, a sting is arranged, but suddenly it's he who's been conned out of the process and framed for murder. Bewildered and desperate, he enlists Susan's aid t ... (more)
Release date: 15 May 1998
UPC: 043396026087
Tags: Thriller (5), Mystery (4), Conspiracy (4), Drama (3), Murder (3), 1997 (3), 1990s (3), Espionage (2), Business (2), Romance (2), Sting Operation (1), Toursits (1), Trouble At The Office (1), The Creative Process (1), Business Trip (1), {thriller 19} (1), Tourists (1), Sort (1), SnP (1), (1)
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"A Hitcthcockian style con-job film written and directed by critic and connoisseur favorite David Mamet. The Spanish Prisoner referred to in the movie's title is a term used for identifying a mark in a certain type of confidence scheme. Featuring Steve Martin playing out of character as a protagonist of a mortiferous nature, it's a con game written with the intellectual lethalness that usually comes with a Mamet movie. And just like his first foray into flim-flam films, 1987's House Of Games, Pr"

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