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The American Friend (1977)

NR 1977-09-26 (US) DramaThriller 2h 5m
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Tom Ripley, an American who deals in forged art, is slighted at an auction in Hamburg by picture framer Jonathan Zimmerman. When Ripley is asked by gangster Raoul Minot to kill a rival, he suggests Zimmerman, and the two, exploiting Zimmerman's terminal illness, coerce him into being a hitman.

  1. Wim Wenders

    Director, Screenplay

  2. Patricia Highsmith


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  1. Dennis Hopper

    Dennis Hopper

    Tom Ripley

  2. Bruno Ganz

    Bruno Ganz

    Jonathan Zimmermann

  3. Lisa Kreuzer

    Lisa Kreuzer

    Marianne Zimmermann

  4. Gérard Blain

    Gérard Blain

    Raoul Minot

  5. Nicholas Ray

    Nicholas Ray


  6. Samuel Fuller

    Samuel Fuller

    The American

  7. Peter Lilienthal

    Peter Lilienthal


  8. Daniel Schmid

    Daniel Schmid


  9. Sandy Whitelaw

    Sandy Whitelaw

    Doctor in Paris

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The American Friend
The American Friend

Original Title Der amerikanische Freund

Status Released

Original Language German

Budget -

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