The American Friend

Starring: Dennis Hopper & Bruno Ganz Director: Wim Wenders
The American Friend
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DVD Features:

  • Rated: Not Rated
  • Run Time: 2 hours, 5 minutes
  • Video: Color
  • Released:
  • Originally Released: 1977
  • Label: Starz / Anchor Bay
  • Encoding: Region 0 (Worldwide)
  • Packaging: Keep Case
  • Aspect Ratio: Anamorphic Widescreen - 1.77
  • Aspect Ratio: Letterbox - 1.77
  • Audio:
    • Dolby Digital 2.0 - German
    • Dolby Digital 5.1 - German
  • Additional Release Material:
    • Trailers
    • Deleted Scenes
    • Audio Commentary: Wim Wenders - Director, Dennis Hopper - Star
  • Interactive Features:
    • Interactive Menus
    • Scene Access
  • Text/Photo Galleries:
    • Biographies

Performers, Cast and Crew:

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Edited by
Screenwriting by
Original story by
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Entertainment Reviews:

New York Times - 09/24/1977
"...[One] of the most interesting American underworld movies of recent years....An extremely beautiful film..."
Entertainment Weekly - 03/21/2003
"...A French-flavored thriller about friendship, isolation, and its own moody self..."
Sight and Sound - 08/01/2003
"...[A] complex and nuanced adaptation....Dennis Hopper makes an amiably psychotic Ripley..."
Premiere - 07/01/2004
"A moody and entrancing film."

Product Description:

Jonathan Zimmermann, a German picture-framer, is dying of a rare blood disease. Despite his illness, the happily married Jonathan does his best to live each day to the fullest with his wife and child. But when Tom Ripley, a cunning American gangster, learns of Jonathan's sickness, he convinces the dying man--deeply concerned about his family's financial future--to work as a hit man for a big payoff. Will Jonathan get in over his head by making a deal that could ruin what's left of his life' German director Wim Wenders delivers a sensitive, film-noirish tribute to the American gangster film, based on the novel RIPLEY'S GAME by Patricia Highsmith.

Plot Keywords:

Assassination | Based On A Novel | Crime | Essential Cinema | Film Noir | Mystery | Organized Crime | Recommended | Theatrical Release | Thriller

Production Notes:

  • Film screened at 1977 New York Film Festival, and at the 1977 Cannes Film Festival.

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  • UPC: 013131202892
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