The Spanish Prisoner 1997
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The Spanish Prisoner 1997
Can you really trust anyone?
Plot: An employee of a corporation with a lucrative secret process is tempted to betray it. But there's more to it than that.
Story: Joe Ross is a rising star. He's designed a process that will make his company millions. He wants a bonus for this work, but fears his boss will stiff him. He meets a wealthy stranger, Jimmy Dell, and they strike up an off-kilter friendship. When the boss seems to set Ross up to get nothing, he seeks Dell's help. Then he learns Dell is not what he seems, so he contacts an FBI agent through his tightly-wound assistant, Susan Ricci. The FBI asks him to help entrap Dell. He accepts, a sting is arranged, but suddenly it's he who's been conned out of the process and framed for murder. Bewildered and desperate, he enlists Susan's aid to prove his innocence.
Did you know: During the scene in the airport near the end of the film, the fussy child drops his book in front of Joe (Campbell Scott). The book is "The Giving Tree" by the late Shel Silverstein. Silverstein was a close friend of Mamet's and the two co-wrote the film Things Change.
Release date: 3 April 1998
User Votes: 7.2
Countries: USA,
Genres: Drama, Mystery, Thriller,
MPAA Rating: image
Runtime: 110 minutes
Oscars: None
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