The American Friend (1977)

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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)
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Did You Know?


Wim Wenders originally wanted to shoot the film in a static way with no camera movement. He changed his mind and re-shot the first two days of filming, this time including more camera movement.


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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