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Grove Press
Grove Press
Grove Press

Homicide

by David Mamet

“Mamet’s crisp storytelling, his wonderfully heightened language, and his rich ambiguities come together in this disturbing, provocative tale we haven’t seen on screen before.” –David Ansen, Newsweek

  • Imprint Grove Paperback
  • Publication Date March 01, 1992
  • ISBN-13 978-0-8021-3308-3
  • US List Price $9.95

About The Book

David Mamet’s explosive movie concerns a smooth-talking homicide detective played by Joe Mantegna, who is fiercely proud of being a cop. Although he is Jewish himself, Bobby Gold is annoyed when he becomes involved in a routine investigation into the murder of an elderly Jewish woman in a black ghetto. He is more interested in a high-profile murder case that he and his partner are on the verge of breaking. But the old woman’s murder draws him inexorably deeper into a dark netherworld of anti-Semitism and Jewish terrorism, where his loyalties are blurred, and he is forced to confront his own attitudes about being Jewish.

As with his earlier screenplays, Mamet has created a story that reverberates with gripping suspense and confrontation. The result is a film that exposes the paranoia and fear at the heart of today’s multiracial urban fabric.

Praise

“Mamet’s crisp storytelling, his wonderfully heightened language, and his rich ambiguities come together in this disturbing, provocative tale we haven’t seen on screen before.” –David Ansen, Newsweek

“Controversial . . . artistically solid. David Mamet’s most ambitious and serious film yet.” –Caryn James, The New York Times