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R| 1 hr. 47 min.

Plot Summary
When the president's daughter, Laura Newton (Kristen Bell), is kidnapped by a human trafficking ring, high-ranking Secret Service agent Robert Scott (Val Kilmer) takes on the case. With the assistance of his protégé, Curtis (Derek Luke), Robert begins investigating, but the operation is called off when Laura is reported dead. However, Robert and Curtis, who have discovered evidence to the contrary, continue their search, and soon find evidence of an elaborate government cover-up.

Cast: Val Kilmer , Derek Luke , William H. Macy , Ed O'Neill , Kristen Bell , Said Taghmaoui , Linda Kimbrough , Tia Texada

Director: David Mamet

Genres: Thriller

Distributor: Warner Bros., Warner Bros. Pictures

Spartan (2004)

Release Date: March 12th, 2004|1 hr. 47 min.

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  • Imagine David Mamet rewriting his political satire "Wag the Dog" -- in which a president and his advisers declare war to distract the media from the prez's horn-dog activities -- as a joke-free kidnap drama. show more

  • The film remains, clearly by design, a cold piece, mechanistic and only intermittently involving. show more

  • This is one of those movies in which a strong ending might have made all the difference...But the wrap-up is unsatisfying, with too many questions unanswered. show more

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