The Spanish Prisoner

1998, Drama/Crime, 1h 52m

61 Reviews 5,000+ Ratings

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The Spanish Prisoner delivers just what fans of writer-director David Mamet expect: a smart, solidly constructed drama that keeps viewers guessing... and entertained along the way. Read critic reviews

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Everything changes for rising corporate star Joe Ross (Campbell Scott) when he meets the wealthy and mysterious Jimmy Dell (Steve Martin) at a tropical resort. Dell offers to help Ross protect his new business process invention, but in short order Ross finds himself falsely accused of murder. Working with the FBI and his assistant, Susan Ricci (Rebecca Pidgeon), Ross sets out to prove his innocence and disentangle himself from the diabolical entrapment.

Cast & Crew

Campbell Scott
Joseph A. "Joe" Ross
Steve Martin
Julian "Jimmy" Dell
Ricky Jay
George Lang
Ed O'Neill
FBI team leader
Letty Aronson
Co-Executive Producer
J.E. Beaucaire
Executive Producer
Sarah Green
Co-Producer
Frank Adams
Original Song
Carter Burwell
Original Music
William M. Hough
Original Song
Joseph E. Howard
Original Song
Harold Orlob
Original Song
Gabriel Beristain
Cinematographer
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