A naive inventor named Joe (Campbell Scott) is lured into a web of industrial espionage by several other characters (Steve Martin, Ben Gazzara, Felicity Huffman and Rebecca Pidgeon) who are not what they seem. The "McGuffin" in this instance, secret plans for a valuable new process, is even more obscure that the usual Hichcockian plot device. This being Mamet, however, the dialogue periodically has a stylized ring to it. Martin does a nice turn as a clever con artist with a knack for manipulating Joe, a guy who doesn't know too much about how to catch a thief. Starring Campbell Scott, Steve Martin, Ben Gazzara, Rebecca Pidgeon, Felicity Huffman and Ricky Jay. Written and directed by David Mamet. Produced by J.E. Beaucaire. A Jean Doumanian production. A Sony Classics release. Drama. Running time: 111 min.