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The Spanish Prisoner [DVD] [1997]

  • SKU: 21415659
  • Release Date: 05/02/2013
  • Rating: PG
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    Synopsis


    The Spanish Prisoner
    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. ~ Karl Williams, Rovi

    Cast & Crew


    • Campbell Scott
      Campbell Scott - Joe Ross
    • Rebecca Pidgeon
      Rebecca Pidgeon - Susan Ricci
    • Steve Martin
      Steve Martin - Jimmy Dell
    • Ricky Jay
      Ricky Jay - George Lang
    • Ben Gazzara
      Ben Gazzara - Klein



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    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      cult classic

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      This is a hard to find movie that is well worth picking up for the home collection. One of Steve Martin's first non comedic roles. The whole movie is complex. A brilliantly done rendering of the long con

      I would recommend this to a friend



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