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.
Matt Damon, Jude Law and Gwyneth Paltrow would later appear together in Contagion (2011).
If I could just go back... if I could rub everything out... starting with myself.
When Ripley and Peter take the ship to Greece, the sun sets to the port side of the ship, indicating that the ship is traveling roughly northwards instead of eastwards as it should be if it's sailing from Italy to Greece.
The opening title uses all the adjectives of the complete title before cutting to the final "The Talented Mr. Ripley".
$12,738,237 (USA) (26 December 1999)
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