“The Spanish Prisoner” quotes(1997)
Plot – Joe Ross has developed an innovative process to produce bigger profits for his company. On St. Estephe island he meets a secretary called Susan and Jimmy Dell, a mysterious man. When he returns to New York, Joe thinks his boss Klein wants to remove him from the development of his own process, so Jimmy, a lawyer, defends him, but he proves to be an impostor and Joe turns to FBI agent McCune. They plan to frame Jimmy but nor McCune isn't a real FBI agent. On a ferry Jimmy tries to kill Joe but he's shot in turn by the county sheriff. Now Joe is free, but he discovers everyone has agreed to frame him.
All actors – Campbell Scott, Steve Martin, Rebecca Pidgeon, Ben Gazzara, Ricky Jay, Felicity Huffman, Richard L. Friedman, Jerry Graff, G. Roy Levin, Hilary Hinckle, David Pittu, Christopher Kaldorshow all
“The Spanish Prisoner” Quotes 8 quotes
“- Jimmy Dell: I think you'll find that if what you've done for them is as valuable as you say it is, if they are indebted to you morally but not legally, my experience is they will give you nothing, and they will begin to act cruelly toward you.
- Joe Ross: Why?
- Jimmy Dell: To suppress their guilt.”
“Good people, bad people, they generally look like what they are.”
“It's an interesting setup, Mr. Ross. It is the oldest confidence game on the books. The Spanish Prisoner. Fellow says him and his sister, wealthy refugees, left a fortune in the home country. He got out, girl and the money stuck in Spain. Here is her most beautiful portrait. And he needsmoney to get her and the fortune out. Man who supplies the...” (continue)(continue reading)
“Always do business as if the person you're doing business with is trying to screw you, because he probably is. And if he's not, you can be pleasantly surprised.”
You now have a Swiss bank account if anybody asks. Crédit Nationale Du Génève code name "Paddy". Lavish awkward gesture. All of fifteen Swiss Francs in it, but if you ever want to impress anybody, they can find out you have a Swiss account. But, Swiss law prohibits the bank from revealing the balance. Thus are all men made equal.
“If we all do our jobs, we will each be rewarded according to our just desserts.”
“Worry is like interest paid in advance on a debt that never comes due.”