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The Spanish Prisoner Movie Review Summary

Actors: Campbell Scott, Steve Martin, Rebecca Pidgeon, Ricky Jay, Ben Gazzara

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Joe Ross has been sent by his company on vacation to a Carribean island in gratitude for inventing a secret "process" for cornering a particular market (the specifics are purposely vague). While there, he meets a wealthy businessman named Jimmy Dell, and makes plans to meet him back in the United States. Once there, he begins to feel that his company is trying to get out of paying him for his process, and seeks out Jimmy's advice. But is a bigger con going on as well?
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Plot & Themes

Time/era of movie:    -   1980's-1999 Crime & Scandal    -   Yes Story of    -   con-artist/white collar crime

Main Character

Identity:    -   Male Profession/status:    -   small businessman Age:    -   20's-30's Ethnicity/Nationality    -   White American

Setting

Water?    -   Yes Water:    -   river Island?    -   Yes Island:    -   on vacation    -   Caribbean Islands City?    -   Yes City:    -   dirty, grimy (like New York)    -   dangerous    -   wealthy    -   rude people Misc setting    -   resort/hotel    -   sewers/subways    -   bar

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   moderately detailed references to deaths Any profanity?    -   None

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