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.
Second film in which the character Jude Law portrays has his identity impersonated. The other movie was Gattaca (1997), in which Law plays paralyzed swimmer Jerome Morrow, who lends his identity to Ethan Hawke's character.
If I could just go back... if I could rub everything out... starting with myself.
Ripley's vocal microphone at the jazz club (highly uncharacteristic for the 1950s).
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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