DVD 106 mins IMDB 6.8 (7,891 votes)
R
Spartan
Franchise Pictures (2004)
In Collection
#148

My Rating:
6

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(2004 )
Crime, Drama, Thriller
USA  /  English

Tia Texada Jackie Black
Derek Luke Curtis
Val Kilmer Scott
Jeremie Campbell Cadre Candidate
Bob Jennings Grace's Aide
Lionel Mark Smith Colonel Blane
Johnny Messner Grace
Chris LaCentra Cpl. Sattler (as Chris J. Lacentra)
Renato Magno Grossler
Mark FitzGerald Training Facility Guard
William H. Macy Stoddard
Ed O'Neill Burch
Kristen Bell Laura Newton
Saïd Taghmaoui Tariq Asani
Linda Kimbrough Donny
Margot Farley Young Whore
Lana Bilzerian Undercover Agent
Tony Mamet Parker
Clark Gregg Miller
Ron Butler Headquarters Agent
Steven Culp Gaines (as Stephen Culp)
Vincent Guastaferro Naylor

Director David Mamet
Producer David Bergstein; Moshe Diamant; Art Linson; Elie Samaha
Writer David Mamet
Cinematography Juan Ruiz Anchía
Musician Mark Isham
User Credit 1 Barbara Tulliver
User Credit 2 Shay Cunliffe

David Mamet writes and directs the political thriller Spartan. Respected Secret Service agent Robert Scott (Val Kilmer) is assigned to the kidnapping case of Laura Newton (Kristen Bell), the missing daughter of a high-ranking political figure. Scott is teamed up with rookie Curtis (Derek Luke). Aided by the FBI and the CIA, the team discovers a human trafficking operation that may lead to Laura's kidnappers. Meanwhile, political operative Stoddard (William H. Macy) refuses to cooperate with the rescue mission. Scott and Curtis are forced to quit the investigation when the media reports Laura's death. Believing her to be alive, Curtis is motivated to start up a dangerous unofficial investigation of his own. Spartan premiered at the Bangkok International Film Festival in 2004. — Andrea LeVasseur

Edition Details
Barcode 085393880125
Region Region 1
Release Date 2/8/2005
Packaging Keep Case
Screen Ratio Widescreen 2.40:1 Color
Subtitles English; French; Spanish
Audio Tracks ENGLISH: Dolby Digital 5.1 [CC]
Layers Single Side, Dual Layer
No. of Disks/Tapes 1

Features
Color Closed-captioned Widescreen
Personal Details
User Lookup 1 DVD Copy
User Text 1 Violence and language.
User Text 2 She's missing
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Notes
Trivia: A residence situated in the Hollywood Hills that featured Moraccan-influenced architecture doubled as the Dubai house. This home was once owned by music legend Chuck Berry. (more)

Goofs: Continuity: When Jackie shows the head of Interpol a police sketch, it is of a man in a hat. When the commander holds up the sketch it is of a bare-headed man. The two sketches alternate during the scene. (more)

Quotes:
Scott: In the city there is always a refelection, in the woods always a sound.
Curtis: What about the desert?
Scott: You don't wanna go to the desert.
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