15 certificateThe American Friend is a Film programme that first aired in 1977 and has been classified a 15 certificate.

The American Friend is a 4 star programme

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The American Friend (1977)

Directed by
Wim Wenders

Stunning adaptation by Wim Wenders of Patricia Highsmith's Ripley's Game. Dennis Hopper is the amoral murderer who decides to involve a neighbour in his plans, persuading him through fraud and trickery that he has an incurable disease and therefore nothing to loose and, in terms of security for his family, everything to gain by murdering an unknown victim.

Written by ,

Genre: Film

Running Time: 145 minutes (approx)

Production Year: 1977

4/5 Stars

Classification: 15 Certificate

Production Country: West Germany/France

Filmed in Colour


Image for Dennis HopperDennis Hopper...Tom Ripley
Image for Bruno GanzBruno Ganz...Jonathan Zimmermann
Lisa Kreuzer...Marianne Zimmermann
Gérard Blain...Raoul Minot
Nicholas Ray...Derwatt
Image for Samuel FullerSamuel Fuller...Der Amerikaner
Peter Lilienthal...Marcangelo
Daniel Schmid...Igraham
Sandy Whitelaw...Arzt in Paris
Jean Eustache...Freundlicher Mann
Lou Castel...Rodolphe
Andreas Dedecke...Daniel
Image for David BlueDavid Blue...Allan Winter
Stefan Lennert...Auktionator
Rudolf Schündler...Gantner