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.
Is based on a novel of the same name by Patricia Highsmith. There are also four novels which follow "The Talented Mr. Ripley" named: "Ripley Underground," "Ripley's Game," "The Boy Who Followed Ripley," and finally "Ripley Under Water."
If I could just go back... if I could rub everything out... starting with myself.
When Meredith sees Tom in a store in front of the Spanish Steps, they take a walk, and come down the Spanish Steps, past the store he was just in, and turn left.
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)