David Mamet

​From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.   David Alan Mamet (born November 30, 1947) is an American playwright, essayist, screenwriter and film director. Best known as a playwright, Mamet has won a Pulitzer Prize, and Tony nominations for Glengarry Glen Ross (1984) and Speed-the-Plow (1988). As a screenwriter, he received Oscar nominations for The Verdict (1982) and Wag the Dog (1997). Mamet's books include The Old Religion (1997), a novel about the lynching of Leo Frank; Five Cities of Refuge: Weekly Reflections on Genesis, Exodus, Leviticus, Numbers and Deuteronomy (2004), a Torah commentary, with Rabbi Lawrence Kushner; The Wicked Son (2006), a study of Jewish self-hatred and antisemitism; and Bambi vs. Godzilla, a commentary on the movie business. Description above from the Wikipedia article David Mamet, licensed under CC-BY-SA, full list of contributors on Wikipedia.

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House of Games (1987)

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A psychiatrist comes to the aid of a compulsive gambler and is led by a smooth-talking grifter into the shadowy but compelling world of stings, scams, and con men.  (more)

DIRECTION:  David Mamet
CAST:  Lindsay Crouse  •  Joe Mantegna  •  Mike Nussbaum  •  J.T. Walsh

A psychiatrist comes to the aid of a compulsive gambler and is led by a smooth-talking grifter into the shadowy but compelling world of stings, scams, and con men.  (more)

DIRECTION:  David Mamet
CAST:  Lindsay Crouse  •  Joe Mantegna  •  Mike Nussbaum  •  J.T. Walsh

Spartan (2004)

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U.S. government agent Scott is assigned to rescue the daughter of a high-ranking government official. As willing as he is to bend the rules to get things done, though, Scott is shocked to find that others are willing to go even further to protect a political career.  (more)

DIRECTION:  David Mamet
CAST:  Val Kilmer  •  Derek Luke  •  William H. Macy  •  Tia Texada

U.S. government agent Scott is assigned to rescue the daughter of a high-ranking government official. As willing as he is to bend the rules to get things done, though, Scott is shocked to find that others are willing to go even further to protect a political career.  (more)

DIRECTION:  David Mamet
CAST:  Val Kilmer  •  Derek Luke  •  William H. Macy  •  Tia Texada

State and Main (2000)

A movie crew invades a small town whose residents are all too ready to give up their values for showbiz glitz.  (more)

DIRECTION:  David Mamet
CAST:  Alec Baldwin  •  Philip Seymour Hoffman  •  William H. Macy  •  Sarah Jessica Parker

A movie crew invades a small town whose residents are all too ready to give up their values for showbiz glitz.  (more)

DIRECTION:  David Mamet
CAST:  Alec Baldwin  •  Philip Seymour Hoffman  •  William H. Macy  •  Sarah Jessica Parker

The Spanish Prisoner (1997)

An inventor of a secret process suddenly finds himself alone as both his friends and the corporation he works for turn against him.  (more)

DIRECTION:  David Mamet
CAST:  Steve Martin  •  Campbell Scott  •  Ben Gazzara  •  Rebecca Pidgeon

An inventor of a secret process suddenly finds himself alone as both his friends and the corporation he works for turn against him.  (more)

DIRECTION:  David Mamet
CAST:  Steve Martin  •  Campbell Scott  •  Ben Gazzara  •  Rebecca Pidgeon

Heist (2001)

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Joe Moore has a job he loves. He's a thief. His job goes sour when he gets caught on security camera tape. His fence, Bergman, reneges on the money he's owed, and his wife may be betraying him with the fence's young lieutenant. Moore and his partner, Bobby Blane, ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  David Mamet
CAST:  Gene Hackman  •  Danny DeVito  •  Delroy Lindo  •  Sam Rockwell

Joe Moore has a job he loves. He's a thief. His job goes sour when he gets caught on security camera tape. His fence, Bergman, reneges on the money he's owed, and his wife may be betraying him with the fence's young lieutenant. Moore and his partner, Bobby Blane, ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  David Mamet
CAST:  Gene Hackman  •  Danny DeVito  •  Delroy Lindo  •  Sam Rockwell

Homicide (1991)

A Jewish homicide detective investigates a seemingly minor murder and falls in with a Zionist group as a result.  (more)

DIRECTION:  David Mamet
CAST:  Joe Mantegna  •  William H. Macy  •  J.J. Johnston  •  Rebecca Pidgeon

A Jewish homicide detective investigates a seemingly minor murder and falls in with a Zionist group as a result.  (more)

DIRECTION:  David Mamet
CAST:  Joe Mantegna  •  William H. Macy  •  J.J. Johnston  •  Rebecca Pidgeon

Catastrophe (2000)

An autocratic Director (Harold Pinter) and his Assistant (Rebecca Pidgeon) put the final touches to the last scene of some kind of dramatic presentation, which consists entirely of a man (John Gielgud) standing still onstage.  (more)

DIRECTION:  David Mamet
CAST:  John Gielgud  •  Rebecca Pidgeon  •  Harold Pinter

An autocratic Director (Harold Pinter) and his Assistant (Rebecca Pidgeon) put the final touches to the last scene of some kind of dramatic presentation, which consists entirely of a man (John Gielgud) standing still onstage.  (more)

DIRECTION:  David Mamet
CAST:  John Gielgud  •  Rebecca Pidgeon  •  Harold Pinter

Deceptive Practice: The Mysteries and Mentors of Ricky Jay (2012)

The life and career of renowned magician and sleight of hand artist Ricky Jay.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Molly Bernstein
CAST:  Ricky Jay  •  Dick Cavett  •  Winston Simon  •  David Mamet

The life and career of renowned magician and sleight of hand artist Ricky Jay.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Molly Bernstein
CAST:  Ricky Jay  •  Dick Cavett  •  Winston Simon  •  David Mamet

Phil Spector (2013)

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.  (more)

DIRECTION:  David Mamet
CAST:  Helen Mirren  •  Al Pacino  •  Jeffrey Tambor  •  Chiwetel Ejiofor

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.  (more)

DIRECTION:  David Mamet
CAST:  Helen Mirren  •  Al Pacino  •  Jeffrey Tambor  •  Chiwetel Ejiofor

Lost Masterpieces of Pornography (2010)

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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.  (more)

DIRECTION:  David Mamet
CAST:  Kristen Bell  •  Ricky Jay  •  Bob Jennings  •  Ed O'Neill

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.  (more)

DIRECTION:  David Mamet
CAST:  Kristen Bell  •  Ricky Jay  •  Bob Jennings  •  Ed O'Neill

Oleanna (1994)

Carol, a college student, comes to John's office, her professor, to discuss the grade she has received for one of her papers.  (more)

DIRECTION:  David Mamet
CAST:  William H. Macy  •  Debra Eisenstadt

Carol, a college student, comes to John's office, her professor, to discuss the grade she has received for one of her papers.  (more)

DIRECTION:  David Mamet
CAST:  William H. Macy  •  Debra Eisenstadt

Black Widow (1987)

Federal agent Alexandra Barnes believes that Catherine Petersen is a serial killer who marries rich men and then murders them for their money. But since Catherine is seemingly a master of disguise and has multiple identities, Alexandra can't prove anything with ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Bob Rafelson
CAST:  Debra Winger  •  Theresa Russell  •  Sami Frey  •  Dennis Hopper

Federal agent Alexandra Barnes believes that Catherine Petersen is a serial killer who marries rich men and then murders them for their money. But since Catherine is seemingly a master of disguise and has multiple identities, Alexandra can't prove anything with ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Bob Rafelson
CAST:  Debra Winger  •  Theresa Russell  •  Sami Frey  •  Dennis Hopper

The Winslow Boy (1999)

Early 20th century England: while toasting his daughter Catherine's engagement, Arthur Winslow learns the royal naval academy expelled his 14-year-old son, Ronnie, for stealing five shillings. Father asks son if it is true; when the lad denies it, Arthur risks ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  David Mamet
CAST:  Rebecca Pidgeon  •  Nigel Hawthorne  •  Gemma Jones  •  Jeremy Northam

Early 20th century England: while toasting his daughter Catherine's engagement, Arthur Winslow learns the royal naval academy expelled his 14-year-old son, Ronnie, for stealing five shillings. Father asks son if it is true; when the lad denies it, Arthur risks ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  David Mamet
CAST:  Rebecca Pidgeon  •  Nigel Hawthorne  •  Gemma Jones  •  Jeremy Northam

Things Change (1988)

Jerry, a misfit Mafia henchman, is assigned the low-level job of keeping an eye on Gino, a shoe repairman fingered by the Mob to confess to a murder he didn't commit. But Gino's mistaken for a Mafia boss, and the two are suddenly catapulted to the highest levels of ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  David Mamet
CAST:  Don Ameche  •  Joe Mantegna  •  Robert Prosky  •  J.J. Johnston

Jerry, a misfit Mafia henchman, is assigned the low-level job of keeping an eye on Gino, a shoe repairman fingered by the Mob to confess to a murder he didn't commit. But Gino's mistaken for a Mafia boss, and the two are suddenly catapulted to the highest levels of ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  David Mamet
CAST:  Don Ameche  •  Joe Mantegna  •  Robert Prosky  •  J.J. Johnston

Two Painters (2010)

A bad interview.  (more)

DIRECTION:  David Mamet
CAST:  Arianna Huffington  •  Rebecca Pidgeon  •  John Pirruccello

A bad interview.  (more)

DIRECTION:  David Mamet
CAST:  Arianna Huffington  •  Rebecca Pidgeon  •  John Pirruccello

Inside the Actor's Workshop (2010)

An on-set interview is quietly absurd.  (more)

DIRECTION:  David Mamet
CAST:  Danny DeVito  •  Martin Jarvis  •  Clara Mamet

An on-set interview is quietly absurd.  (more)

DIRECTION:  David Mamet
CAST:  Danny DeVito  •  Martin Jarvis  •  Clara Mamet

The Marquee (2010)

A marquee runs out of letters, leaving a humorous blank.  (more)

DIRECTION:  David Mamet
CAST:  Clara Mamet

A marquee runs out of letters, leaving a humorous blank.  (more)

DIRECTION:  David Mamet
CAST:  Clara Mamet

Our Valley (2010)

A wind machine causes problems on set.  (more)

DIRECTION:  David Mamet
CAST:  Clara Mamet

A wind machine causes problems on set.  (more)

DIRECTION:  David Mamet
CAST:  Clara Mamet

Redbelt (2008)

Is there room for principle in Los Angeles? Mike Terry teaches jujitsu and barely makes ends meet. His Brazilian wife, whose family promotes fights, wants to see Mike in the ring making money, but to him competition is degrading. A woman sideswipes Mike's car and ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  David Mamet
CAST:  Chiwetel Ejiofor  •  Tim Allen  •  Alice Braga  •  Jose Pablo Cantillo

Is there room for principle in Los Angeles? Mike Terry teaches jujitsu and barely makes ends meet. His Brazilian wife, whose family promotes fights, wants to see Mike in the ring making money, but to him competition is degrading. A woman sideswipes Mike's car and ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  David Mamet
CAST:  Chiwetel Ejiofor  •  Tim Allen  •  Alice Braga  •  Jose Pablo Cantillo

David Mamet on House of Games (1987)

A documentary filmed on location and behind the scenes during the making of David Mamet's 1987 film HOUSE OF GAMES  (more)

DIRECTION:  Pam Hausman
CAST:  David Mamet  •  Lindsay Crouse  •  Ricky Jay

A documentary filmed on location and behind the scenes during the making of David Mamet's 1987 film HOUSE OF GAMES  (more)

DIRECTION:  Pam Hausman
CAST:  David Mamet  •  Lindsay Crouse  •  Ricky Jay
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