Tom Ripley is a calculating young man who believes it's better to be a fake somebody than a real nobody. Opportunity knocks in the form of a wealthy U.S. shipbuilder who hires Tom to travel to Italy to bring back his playboy son, Dickie. Ripley worms his way into the idyllic lives of Dickie and his girlfriend, plunging into a daring scheme of duplicity, lies and murder.

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  1. Anthony Minghella

    Director, Screenplay

  2. Patricia Highsmith


Top Billed Cast

  1. Matt Damon

    Matt Damon

    Tom Ripley

  2. Gwyneth Paltrow

    Gwyneth Paltrow

    Marge Sherwood

  3. Jude Law

    Jude Law

    Dickie Greenleaf

  4. Cate Blanchett

    Cate Blanchett

    Meredith Logue

  5. Philip Seymour Hoffman

    Philip Seymour Hoffman

    Freddie Miles

  6. Jack Davenport

    Jack Davenport

    Peter Smith-Kingsley

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Status Released

Original Language English

Runtime 2h 19m

Budget $40,000,000.00

Revenue $128,798,265.00

Homepage http://www.miramax.com/movie/the-talented-mr-ripley/

Release Information

  • December 12, 1999
    R, Premiere
  • December 25, 1999
    R, Theatrical



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