The Spanish Prisoner

Director/Writer: David Mamet
Director of Photography: Gabriel Beristain
Editor: Barbara Tulliver
Music: Carter Burwell
Production Designer: Tim Galvin
Producer: Jean Doumanian
Sony Pictures Classics; PG; 112 minutes
Release: 4/98
Cast: Campbell Scott, Rebecca Pidgeon, Steve Martin, Ben Gazzara and Ricky Jay

A cat-and-mouse mystery that entangles an inventor (Scott), a magic formula, a wealthy playboy (Martin) and a seductress (Pidgeon) in a game of who's who. This is Mamet at his best: witty dialogue, a crafty plot and several brilliant touches of Alfred Hitchcock.