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Release Date: March 12th, 2004

DVD Release Date: June 15th, 2004

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

Production Co: Franchise Pictures

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  • Feelings play second fiddle to stylized attitudes in Spartan, and fancy style can't conceal the film's clumsiness.

  • 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

  • An entertaining foray into a world of spy guys, stakeouts and secret government machinations, Spartan teems with the kind of terse crypto-speak that is the playwright and filmmaker's stock-in-trade. show more

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