The Set-Up (1995 film)

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The Set-Up
Directed by Strathford Hamilton
Produced by Julia Verdin
Starring Billy Zane
Mia Sara
James Russo
James Coburn
Louis Mandylor
Tommy 'Tiny' Lister
Mark Rolston
Margaret Avery
Lisa Collins
Vince Deadrick Jr.
Shannon Wilcox
Paula O'Hara
Ed Wasser
Brent Morris
Tom Muzila
Stephen Lofaro
Roy Jenson
Kevin McLaughlin
Scott L. Schwartz
Music by Conrad Pope
Cinematography David Lewis
Edited by Marcy Hamilton
Distributed by Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer
Release date
  • 1995 (1995)
Running time
93 minutes
Country United States
Language English

The Set-Up is a 1995 crime thriller film directed by Strathford Hamilton and starring Billy Zane. It was based on a novel by James Hadley Chase


Charlie Thorpe (Billy Zane), a security systems expert, is caught during a robbery. When he get released from prison, a bank owner hires him to design a fool-proof system during the refurbishing of his bank. After he has completed the system, he begins getting blackmailed, to break his system.[1][2]