Hammett (1982)

PG  |   |  Crime, Drama, Mystery

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Fictional account of real-life mystery writer Dashiell Hammett, and his involvement in the investigation of a beautiful Chinese cabaret actress' mysterious disappearance in San Francisco.



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  • Frederic Forrest and David Patrick Kelly in Hammett (1982)
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Did You Know?


Wim Wenders made a 17 minute short film called "Reverse Angle" [Reverse Angle: Ein Brief aus New York (1982)] which was partially about the making of this movie, the problems encountered and the alleged conflict he had with Francis Ford Coppola. Wenders' website says of it: "In this segment, Wenders juxtaposes "New Wave" ... ...


Hammett: Kit, this is Eli, last of the IWW organizers
Kit Conger: Are you really a Wobbly?
Eli the Taxi Driver: Naw, that's just Hammett talkin'. What I am now is sort of an anarchist, with syndicalist tendencies.


Plot Summary


Crime | Drama | Mystery


Release Date:

17 September 1982



Country of Origin


Box Office

Opening Weekend:

$8,222 (USA) (19 September 1982)


$42,914 (USA)

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