The Spanish Prisoner

The Spanish Prisoner
The Spanish Prisoner

Year

1998

Duration

105 minutes

Genres

Drama, Thriller

Language

English

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Synopsis

Writer-director David Mamet's thriller could be described as a homage to Alfred Hitchcock, such are its many hugely enjoyable twists and turns. Joe is an industrial engineer who has created a mysterious "process" that should earn him untold riches. When his company look like they're out to swindle him of his cut, help seems to arrive in the form of wealthy stranger Jimmy. However, nothing and nobody are what they seem in this maze-like story - and soon Joe is in mortal danger. Great performances and Mamet's trademark rapid-fire dialogue add to the head-scratching fun.

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This film has a couple of uses of mild bad language and one scene of mild horror.

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