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On a Caribbean trip with his boss to discuss a new process he has designed that will make his company millions, Joe Ross (Campbell Scott) is convinced that he will come out of the deal the loser and is determined to maintain the rights to his idea. Having struck up an off-kilter friendship with rich sophisticate Julian Dell (Steve Martin), he turns to him for help when his worries appear to become reality, but is warned by his uptight assistant Susan Ricci (Rebecca Pidgeon) not to become too involved with Dell.

Following Susan’s advice, Ross discovers that Dell is not what he seems and when he contacts the FBI, they ask him to help entrap Dell. However, the tables soon turn again and Ross is left framed for murder and desperately tries to prove his innocence with Susan’s help.

With a strong cast providing equally strong performances, Mamet’s tightly-wound suspense thriller provides a cat-and-mouse chase until the very end and, with its slow pace and mounting tension, is reminiscent of a 40s film-noir.

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USA | 110 minutes | 1998

Writer and Director: David Mamet

cast
Felicity Huffman as Pat McCune
Campbell Scott as Joe Ross
Steve Martin as Jimmy Dell
Ben Gazzara as Mr. Klein
Rebecca Pidgeon as Susan Ricci
Ricky Jay as George Lang

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