The Spanish Prisoner

There are two popular interpretations of this movie. Either:
1. Jimmy Dell (Steve Martin), Susan (Rebecca Pidgeon), and Mr. Klein (Ben Gazzara) all worked together to steal "the process." U.S. Marshalls arrest them and save the day. Joe (Campbell Scott) is vindicated.
OR
2. The entire film is a con writer/director David Mamet pulled on the viewer. Everyone from the police to the U.S. Marshalls was acting. The bad guys get away, but Joe doesn't realize it, and neither do most viewers.
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