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.
Although much of the film is shot upon or next to water, the character of Tom Ripley in the novel (of the same name by Patricia Highsmith) is actually afraid of water. This is reflected in Tom Ripley's behavior throughout the film. During the beach ... ...
If I could just go back... if I could rub everything out... starting with myself.
In the Hot Jazz Vesuvio club when Dickie invites Tom onto the stage, Dickie moves to one side. He then licks his lips and moves his sax up to his mouth to play but in the next shot the sax is away from his mouth.
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)