1997   USA The Spanish Prisoner
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Director:David Mamet
Studio:Sony Pictures
Writer:David Mamet
IMDb Rating:7.3 (12,977 votes)
Awards:3 nominations
Genre:Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Duration:110 min
David Mamet  ...  (Director)
David Mamet  ...  (Writer)
Campbell Scott  ...  Joseph A. 'Joe' Ross
Steve Martin  ...  Julian 'Jimmy' Dell
Rebecca Pidgeon  ...  Susan Ricci
Ben Gazzara  ...  Mr. Klein
Ricky Jay  ...  George Lang
Felicity Huffman  ...  Pat McCune
Richard L. Friedman  ...  Businessman
Jerry Graff  ...  Businessman
G. Roy Levin  ...  Businessman
Hilary Hinckle  ...  Resort Concierge
David Pittu  ...  Resort Manager
Christopher Kaldor  ...  Dell's Bodyguard
Michael Robinson  ...  Security Person
Olivia Tecosky  ...  Flight Attendant
Charlotte Potok  ...  Bookstore Woman
Carter Burwell  ...  Composer
Gabriel Beristain  ...  Cinematographer
Barbara Tulliver  ...  Editor
Comments: A perfectly cast film by David Mamet. If you like Mamet, you'll like this.

Summary: 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 to prove his innocence.

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