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.
Tom supposedly only has the green corduroy jacket in Italy, but we see him wearing a black sport coat upon his arrival.
The opening title uses all the adjectives of the complete title before cutting to the final "The Talented Mr. Ripley".
Written & Performed by Dizzy Gillespie
Courtesy of Denon/Nippon Columbia, Ltd.
By Arrangement with Warner Special Products
$12,738,237 (USA) (26 December 1999)
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