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PG| 1 hr. 52 min.

Plot Summary
Everything changes for rising corporate star Joe Ross (Campbell Scott) when he meets the wealthy and mysterious Jimmy Dell (Steve Martin) at a tropical resort. Dell offers to help Ross protect his new business process invention, but in short order Ross finds himself falsely accused of murder. Working with the FBI and his assistant, Susan Ricci (Rebecca Pidgeon), Ross sets out to prove his innocence and disentangle himself from the diabolical entrapment.

Cast: Campbell Scott , Rebecca Pidgeon , Steve Martin , Ricky Jay , Ben Gazzara , Felicity Huffman , Ed O'Neill ,

Director: David Mamet

Genres: Crime drama

The Spanish Prisoner (1997)

Release Date: April 3rd, 1998|1 hr. 52 min.

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  • 50
    Edward Guthmann San Francisco Chronicle

    The story of an elaborate con game and the wholesale betrayal of an innocent man, it's also an unusually cold film that ends with a feeling of hollow soullessness. show more

  • 88
    Roger Ebert Chicago Sun-Times

    The Spanish Prisoner resembles Alfred Hitchcock in the way that everything takes place in full view, on sunny beaches and in brightly lit rooms, with attractive people smilingly pulling the rug out from under the hero and revealing the abyss. show more

  • 88
    David Sterritt Christian Science Monitor

    A thriller so tricky that figuring it out is half the fun. show more

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