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The Talented Mr. Ripley

R

12 Dec 1999

2 hr 19 min

Crime, Drama, Thriller, Adventure

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It's better to be a fake somebody than a real nobody.
Tom Ripley is a charismatic sociopath who makes his way in mid-'50s New York as a rest room attendant and pianist. His skill however is in impersonating other people, forging handwriting and running second-rate scams. Unhappy with his own life, he kills and takes on the persona of somebody else.

Details

Status: Released
Countries: Italy, USA
Languages: English, Italian
Awards: Nominated for 5 Oscars. Another 10 wins & 75 nominations.
Budget: $40M

Production

William Horberg (Producer)
Tom Sternberg (Producer)

Writing

(Screenplay)
(Original Story)

Acting

Matt Damon (as Tom Ripley)
Gwyneth Paltrow (as Marge Sherwood)
Jude Law (as Dickie Greenleaf)
Cate Blanchett (as Meredith Logue)
Philip Seymour Hoffman (as Freddie Miles)
Jack Davenport (as Peter Smith-Kingsley)
James Rebhorn (as Herbert Greenleaf)
Sergio Rubini (as Inspector Roverini)
Philip Baker Hall (as Alvin MacCarron)
Celia Weston (as Aunt Joan)
Fiorello (as Fausto)
Stefania Rocca (as Silvana)
Ivano Marescotti (as Colonnello Verrecchia)
Anna Longhi (as Signora Buffi)
Alessandro Fabrizi (as Sergeant Baggio)
Lisa Eichhorn (as Emily Greenleaf)
Gretchen Egolf (as Fran)
Jack Willis (as Greenleaf Chaffeur)
Frederick Alexander Bosche (as Fran's Boyfriend)
Dario Bergesio (as Police Officer)
Larry Kaplan (as Uncle Ted)
Claire Hardwick (as Gucci Assistant)
Antonio Prester (as American Express Clerk (as Nino Prester))
Lorenzo Mancuso (as Bus Driver)
Onofrio Mancuso (as Priest)
Massimo Reale (as Immigration Officer)
Emanuele Carucci Viterbi (as American Express Clerk)
Caterina Deregibus (as Dahlia (as Caterina De Regibus))
Silvana Bosi (as Ermelinda)
Gianfranco Barra (as Desk Manager Aldo)
Renato Scarpa (as Tailor)
Deirdre Lovejoy (as Fighting Neighbor)
Brian Tarantina (as Fighting Neighbor)
Guy Barker (as Trumpet (Napoli Jazz Septet))
Bernardo Sassetti (as Piano (Napoli Jazz Septet))
Perico Sambeat (as Alto Sax (Napoli Jazz Septet))
Gene Calderazzo (as Drums (Napoli Jazz Septet) mer)
Joseph Lepore (as Double Bass (Napoli Jazz Septet))
Rosario Giuliuni (as Tenor Sax (Napoli Jazz Septet))
Eddy Palerno (as Electric Guitar (Napoli Jazz Septet))
Byron Wallen (as Cornet (San Remo Jazz Sextet))
Pete King (as Alto Sax (San Remo Jazz Sextet))
Clark Tracey (as Drums (San Remo Jazz Sextet))
Jean Toussaint (as Tenor Sax (San Remo Jazz Sextet))
Geoff Gascoyne (as Bass (San Remo Jazz Sextet))
Carlo Negroni (as Piano (San Remo Jazz Sextet))
Beppe Fiorello (as Silvana's Fiancé)
Marco Quaglia (as Silvana's Brother)
Alessandra Vanzi (as Silvana's Mother)
Marco Rossi (as Photographer)
Roberto Valentini (as Onegin (Eugene Onegin Player))
Francesco Bovino (as Lensky (Eugene Onegin Player))
Stefano Canettieri (as Zaretsky (Eugene Onegin Player))
Marco Foti (as Guillot (Eugene Onegin Player))
Ludovica Tinghi (as Fausto's Fiancée)
Nicola Pannelli (as Dinelli's Cafe Waiter)
Paolo Calabresi (as Customs Officer)
Pietro Ragusa (as Record Store Owner)
Simone Empler (as Boy Singer)
Gianluca Secci (as Policeman)
Manuel Ruffini (as Policeman)
Pierpaolo Lovino (as Policeman)
Roberto Di Palma (as San Remo Hotel Desk Clerk)

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