The American Friend (1977)

Not Rated  |   |  Crime, Drama, Mystery

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Tom Ripley, who deals in forged art, suggests a picture framer he knows would make a good hit man.


  • Dennis Hopper in The American Friend (1977)
  • Dennis Hopper and Bruno Ganz in The American Friend (1977)
  • Lisa Kreuzer in The American Friend (1977)
  • The American Friend (1977)
  • The American Friend (1977)

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Did You Know?


After casting Dennis Hopper in the film, Wim Wenders decided to cast known directors as the criminal characters in the film. These included Nicholas Ray, Sam Fuller, and Gérard Blain.


Derwatt: Who is it?
Tom Ripley: It's Ripley.
Derwatt: The door is open.


Plot Summary


Crime | Drama | Mystery | Thriller


Release Date:

28 September 1977


German, English, French

Country of Origin

West Germany, France

Box Office


DEM 3,000,000 (estimated)

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