HOUSE OF GAMES
1987, Park Circus/MGM, 102 min, USA, Dir: David Mamet

Renowned psychiatrist and best-selling author Margaret Ford (Lindsay Crouse) is drawn into a seductive underworld when one of her patients, a compulsive gambler, introduces her to a dangerous and alluring confidence man (Joe Mantegna). Soon she’s ensnared in an elaborate confidence game and her sampling of this dangerous demimonde threatens to swallow her whole.


THE UNTOUCHABLES
1987, Paramount, 119 min, USA, Dir: Brian De Palma

Director Brian De Palma and screenwriter David Mamet turn the raw material of 1960s television and American crime history into the stuff of glorious cinematic mythology in this literate, visually arresting gangster epic. Kevin Costner is treasury agent Eliot Ness, Robert De Niro is his nemesis Al Capone, and Sean Connery is the grizzled cop who does things "the Chicago way."


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