Spanish Prisoner

Spanish Prisoner

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Director: David Mamet

Cast: Campbell Scott, Rebecca Pidgeon, Steve Martin

     
 

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Writer-director David Mamet crafted this unusual, Hitchcockian thriller in which no one is who they appear to be. Campbell Scott is Joe Ross, who has just created a "process" that stands to make his company and his boss, Klein (Ben Gazzara), millions of dollars. At a clandestine meeting in the Caribbean, Ross discusses the details of the process with company… See more details below

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Writer-director David Mamet crafted this unusual, Hitchcockian thriller in which no one is who they appear to be. Campbell Scott is Joe Ross, who has just created a "process" that stands to make his company and his boss, Klein (Ben Gazzara), millions of dollars. At a clandestine meeting in the Caribbean, Ross discusses the details of the process with company executives. There, purely by chance, or so he believes, he meets the wealthy, enigmatic Jimmy Dell (Steve Martin), and the two strike up an unusual friendship. Dell informs Ross that he's naïve to believe that his company will fairly compensate him for his valuable work. Upon returning home, Ross becomes paranoid that Dell is right, and he takes steps to protect his invention, becoming unsure if he can trust Klein or even his own love-struck assistant (Rebecca Pidgeon). When Ross discovers that Dell has lied to him about his identity, he contacts the FBI -- he then finds himself set up as a murder suspect who learns, almost too late, to trust no one. The title of the film refers not to any of the characters but to a classic con artist's scam.

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Product Details

Release Date:
04/20/1999
UPC:
0043396019966
Original Release:
1997
Rating:
PG
Source:
Sony Pictures

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Campbell Scott Joe Ross
Rebecca Pidgeon Susan Ricci
Steve Martin Jimmy Dell
Ricky Jay George Lang
Ben Gazzara Klein
Sandy Martin Actor
Felicity Huffman Pat McCune
Ed O'Neill FBI Team Leader
Lionel Mark Smith Actor

Technical Credits
David Mamet Director,Screenwriter
Letty Aronson Executive Producer
Kerry Barden Casting
J.E. Beaucaire Executive Producer
Gabriel Beristain Cinematographer
Carter Burwell Score Composer
Cas Donovan Asst. Director
Jean Doumanian Producer
Tom Galvin Production Designer
Sarah Green Co-producer
Billy Hopkins Casting
Susan Lyall Costumes/Costume Designer
John Pritchett Sound/Sound Designer
Susan Smith Casting
Barbara Tulliver Editor

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