House of Games
DIRECTOR: DAVID MAMET
CAST: LINDSAY CROUSE, JOE MANTEGNA
Joe Mantegna, a key member of Mamet's stage and screen stock company, reunited with the playwright-cum-filmmaker (and avid poker player) to star in his directorial debut as Mike Mancuso, a polished swindler who takes uptight, adventure-hungry therapist Lindsay Crouse under his wing. The result is an ingeniously knottily plotted actor’s duet that consistently baffles expectation—and one that features a meaty role for infamous sleight-of-hand artist Ricky Jay, at that!
Screens as a part of In the Year of the Grifter.