R | | Crime, Drama, Thriller
In late 1950s New York, Tom Ripley, a young underachiever, is sent to Italy to retrieve Dickie Greenleaf, a rich and spoiled millionaire playboy. But when the errand fails, Ripley takes extreme measures.
Has been followed by other Ripley novel adaptations Ripley's Game (2002) and Ripley Under Ground (2005), in which the role of Tom Ripley was played by John Malkovich and Barry Pepper, respectively, although neither was made as a direct sequel to this film. Matt Damon appeared with Malkovich in Rounders (1998) and Pepper in Saving Private Ryan (1998). Pepper and Malkovich also appeared together in Knockaround Guys (2001).
If I could just go back... if I could rub everything out... starting with myself.
When they are all out to sea Marge comes out of the water and walks to Tom who sits alone on the boat. Water marks are visible on the deck showing evidence of a previous take.
The opening title uses all the adjectives of the complete title before cutting to the final "The Talented Mr. Ripley".
$12,738,237 26 December 1999
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