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)
  • Lisa Kreuzer in The American Friend (1977)
  • Dennis Hopper and Bruno Ganz in The American Friend (1977)
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Patricia Highsmith initially disliked Wim Wenders' film because Ripley's character didn't match her intentions. Only after she saw the film at a regular screening did she admit that Wenders had captured the essence of Ripley.


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

Crazy Credits

The acting credits are divided into: the four leads, the rest of the cast, and the six directors who make guest appearances ("Als Gäste die Regisseure").


Plot Summary


Crime | Drama | Mystery | Thriller

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