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Story

Campbell Scott plays a green young technocrat who invents a secret and highly successful high-tech process that, it appears, most of the free world would like to get their hands on. His own company may not be dealing with him fairly, and competitors are lurking around every street corner and kiddie carousel in New York (not to mention Caribbean hideaways) hoping to steal, cajole, or trick him out of the formula. The plot is as full of switchbacks as a mountain highway, and the delights are in watching it unfold around Scott, who is not so much of a naif that he doesn't catch on that not only his formula, but his life, are in dire danger. Steve Martin is consummately assured--and scary as hell--as a wealthy big shot determined to come out on top. David Mamet's script is refreshingly free from his trademark mannerisms; it's his most satisfying film since 1987's House of Games. --Anne Hurley

DVD Features

  • Color
  • Closed-captioned
  • Dolby
  • Widescreen

Cast

Campbell ScottJoseph A. 'Joe' Ross
Steve MartinJulian 'Jimmy' Dell
Rebecca PidgeonSusan Ricci
Ben GazzaraMr. Klein
Ricky JayGeorge Lang
Felicity HuffmanPat McCune
Clark GreggFBI Sniper

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  • Genre: Mystery Movies
  • Director: David Mamet
  • Producer: Columbia/Tri-Star
  • Length: 110 min
  • Aspect ratio: 1.85:1
  • Theatrical Release
    North AmericaApr 3, 1998
  • Ratings
    North AmericaPG
    EuropePG
    AustraliaPG
  • DVD Release
    North AmericaNov 4, 2003
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