The Spanish Prisoner

Updated February 11, 2017 | Infoplease Staff
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
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.

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