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David Mamet

David Mamet

Date of Birth: 30 Nov 1947

Country: USA

Biography: You know you're watching a work by David Mamet as soon as the characters start speaking. His dialogue, or Mamet-speak, is instantly recognizable for its strange cadence and occasional vulgarity. He's been nominated for two Oscars -- for 1997's Wag the Dog and 1982's the Verdict.

Total Credits at Criticker: 2 (Actor), 14 (Director), 29 (Writer)

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    Glengarry Glen Ross
    A group of real estate salesmen in Chicago compete for the best "leads" at a small firm selling property in "resort" areas, such as Florida and Arizona. When a hotshot executive from the head office arrives and proposes a vicious sales contest, competition gets stiff, and salesmen who have worked a lifetime for the company find their jobs in jeopardy. (Artisan)
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    Hannibal
    Hannibal returns to America and attempts to make contact with disgraced Agent Starling and survive a vengeful victim's plan.
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    Heist
    A smart, complex ensemble about a masterfully-minded gold robbery. (Warner Bros.)
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    Lakeboat
    Coming-of-age tale set aboard a shipping freighter traveling America's Great Lakes. Creating a memoir of his own experiences, writer and Pulitzer Prize winner David Mamet (Glengarry Glen Ross, American Buffalo) tells the story of Dale, an Ivy League college student who briefly joins a world-weary crew. Exposed to a seafaring lifestyle which falls short of his literary visions, Dale instead finds the experience rich in unexpected ways... (imdb)
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    Ronin
    When an international team of former Cold War intelligence adversaries meet in a warehouse, their adventure of friendship, intrigue and betrayal has just begun. Like the masterless Samurai of ages past, these modern day Ronin are embarking on their final covert mission -- to recover a mysterious briefcase for an unknown employer and to stay alive. (MGM)
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    The Spanish Prisoner
    This film centers on an elaborate confidence game, and its labyrinthine plot is laden with twists and reversals. (Sony Pictures Classics)
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    Spartan
    A "lone wolf" U.S. government secret agent, Scott( Kilmer), is assigned the task of rescuing the kidnapped daughter (Bell) of a high ranking government figure, only to discover along the way a larger, more sinister plot. (imdb)
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    State and Main
    A big-budget movie crew descends upon a quaint New England village, sowing a bumper crop of corruption, vanity and greed.
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    Wag the Dog
    Wickedly fictional with historical overtones truer than many care to admit, Wag The Dog examines the blurred lines between politics, the media and show business.
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    The Winslow Boy
    Set in 1910, The Winslow Boy is based on a real-life story of a young cadet who is accused of stealing a five-shilling postal note. As his case proceeds, it challenges many long accepted legal notions and sets off a national frenzy, exacting a heavy price on the family that takes on his defense. (Sony Pictures Classics)
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    The Edge
    A billionaire and two other men are stranded, unequipped, by a plane crash in a dangerous wilderness. How many will survive to be rescued? (imdb)
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    The Untouchables
    Federal Agent Elliot Ness sets out to take out Al Capone; because of rampant corruption, he assembles a small, hand-picked team. (imdb)
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    The Verdict
    A lawyer sees the chance to salvage his career and self-respect by taking a medical malpractice case to trial rather than settling. (imdb)
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    House of Games
    A psychiatrist's patient is in desperate need of money, so she agrees to help him. (imdb)
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    About Last Night...
    A man and woman meet and try to have a romantic affair, despite their personal problems and the interference of their disapproving friends. (imdb)
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    We\
    A couple of escaped convicts on the run find refuge with the Church when they are mistaken for two priests... (imdb)
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    Hoffa
    A film based on the story of legendary union figure Jimmy Hoffa. (imdb)
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    Edmond
    A successful businessman leaves his wife and family after a visit to a fortune teller. He embarks on a journey of self-discovery and redemption heading into New York's underworld where he kills a pimp and a wanna-be actress that lands him in jail.
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    The Postman Always Rings Twice
    This remake of the 1946 movie of the same name accounts an affair between a seedy drifter and a seductive wife of a roadside cafe owner. This begins a chain of events that culminates in murder. (imdb)
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    Homicide
    Policeman Bob Gold has to capture a murder that not even the FBI has been able to find. But before he can even start he is re-assigned to the murder of an old lady in a black area. The evidence points at a Jewish group and he discovers connections between them and his previous case. (imdb)
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    Vanya on 42nd Street
    An uniterrupted rehersal of Chekhov's "Uncle Vanya" played out by a company of actors. The setting is their run down theater with an unusable stage and crumbling ceiling. The play is shown act by act with the briefest of breaks to move props or for refreshments. The lack of costumes, real props and scenery is soon forgotten.
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    Things Change
    Gino, an Italian-American shoe-shiner with a remarkable similarity to a certain mafia don, is paid to take the rap for a murder. Jerry, a two-bit gangster on probation, is given a chance for redemption by guarding Gino for the weekend. But instead of sitting around a dingy hotel room, Jerry decides to give Gino a weekend to remember, taking him to Lake Tahoe... (imdb)
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    American Buffalo
    Don Dubro, the proprietor of a dusty dark inner-city junk shop, holds court there with his friends and makes plans probably on a daily basis for his ascendancy to the top. He does this more out of habit than hope because he's long ago surrendered his future to the daily repetition of his life as guardian of the discarded remnants of others' possessions... (imdb)
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    Redbelt
    A fateful event leads to a job in the film business for top mixed-martial arts instructor Mike Terry. Though his refuses to participate in prize bouts, circumstances conspire to force him to consider entering such a competition.
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    Oleanna
    A two character movie, involving a college professor, John, who is confronted by a female student, Carol, who is failing his course. The two spend a long time talking to each other, during which time John says a few things that can be taken the wrong way... (imdb)
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    Lansky
    Lansky (1999) - TV Movie
    Famed American playwright David Mamet penned this biopic about the infamous Meyer Lansky (Richard Dreyfuss), a big-city crime boss with a razor-sharp intellect. The film delves into Lansky's youth as a Jewish immigrant, who uses his brainpower to eventually rule the organized crime world. Along with his old friend, Ben "Bugsy" Siegel (Eric Roberts), Lansky dreams up the city of Las Vegas to make sure crime will always pay.
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    Phil Spector
    A drama centered on the relationship between Phil Spector and defense attorney Linda Kenney Baden while the music business legend was on trial for the murder of Lana Clarkson. (imdb)
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    Lost Masterpieces of Pornography
    This lost masterpiece of pornography was recently discovered in a woodworking shop of a Beverly Hills dentist. June Crenshaw (Kristen Bell) was known as the 'sex kitten' of the Supreme Court.
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    The Unit
    The Unit (2006) - TV Series
    Hour long show which looks at the life of American super-secret operators. (imdb)
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