Wag the Dog Script

Script by:Larry Beinhart (Author), Hilary Henkin (Screenplay), David Mamet (Screenplay)
Directed by:Barry Levinson
Year:1997

Plot:During the final weeks of a presidential race, the President is accused of sexual misconduct. To distract the public until the election, the President's adviser hires a Hollywood producer to help him stage a fake war.
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Spartan (2004) Script

Script by:David Mamet (Screenplay)
Directed by:David Mamet
Year:2004

Plot: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.
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Heist Script

Script by:David Mamet (Screenplay)
Directed by:David Mamet
Year:2001

Plot: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 and their utility man, Pinky Pincus find themselves broke, betrayed, and blackmailed. Moore is forced to commit his crew to do one last big job.
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State and Main Script

Script by:David Mamet (Screenplay)
Directed by:David Mamet
Year:2000

Plot:A Hollywood Film unit invades a small Vermont town leading to wholesale abandonment of values and virtue. A smart, warm and funny movie - and not just for movie buffs. Tagline: When a film crew came to Waterford, Vermont - They Shot First And Asked Questions Later.
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The Verdict Script

Script by:Sidney Lumet (Author), David Mamet (Screenplay), Barry Reed (Novel)
Directed by:Sidney Lumet
Year:1982

Plot:Frank Galvin is a down-on-his luck lawyer, reduced to drinking and ambulance chasing. Former associate Mickey Morrissey reminds him of his obligations in a medical malpractice suit that he himself served to Galvin on a silver platter: all parties willing to settle out of court. Blundering his way through the preliminaries, he suddenly realizes that perhaps after all the case should go to court; to punish the guilty, to get a decent settlement for his clients, and to restore his standing as a lawyer.
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The Untouchables Script

Script by:Oscar Fraley (Novel), Eliot Ness (Novel), David Mamet (Writer)
Directed by:Brian De Palma
Year:1987

Plot:Young Treasury Agent Elliot Ness arrives in Chicago and is determined to take down Al Capone but it's not going to be easy, because Capone has the police in his pocket. Ness meets Jimmy Malone a veteran patrolman and probably the most honorable one in the force. He asks Malone to help him get Capone but Malone warns him that if he goes after Capone, he is going to war.
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The Postman Always Rings Twice Script

Script by:James M. Cain (Novel), David Mamet (Screenplay)
Directed by:Bob Rafelson
Year:1981

Plot: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. Based on a novel by James M. Cain.
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Ronin Script

Script by:J.D. Zeik (Screenplay), David Mamet (Screenplay), J.D. Zeik (Story)
Directed by:John Frankenheimer
Year:1998

Plot:A briefcase with undisclosed contents -- sought by Irish terrorists and the Russian mob -- makes its way into criminals' hands. An Irish liaison assembles a squad of mercenaries, or ronin, charged with the thorny task of recovering the case. But the team, led by an ex-CIA agent, mistrusts one another. Can they accomplish their mission?
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Hannibal Script

Script by:Thomas Harris (Novel), David Mamet (Screenplay), Steven Zaillian (Screenplay)
Directed by:Ridley Scott
Year:2001

Plot:After having successfully eluded the authorities for years, Hannibal peacefully lives in Italy in disguise as an art scholar. Trouble strikes again when he is discovered leaving a deserving few dead in the process. He returns back to America to once again make contact with now disgraced Agent Clarice Starling who is suffering the wrath of a malicious FBI official/rival as well as the media.
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