By David Mamet
Speed-the-Plow is an exhilaratingly sharp, comical, traumatic play concerning the strength of cash and intercourse in Hollywood, and the way they corrupt motion picture manufacturers. Speed-the-Plow opened at Lincoln middle to sold-out seats, rave experiences and lots more and plenty fanfare in March 1988—staring Madonna, Joe Mantegna, and Ron Silver—and later moved to and had a long-standing run on Broadway.
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