The Talented Mr. Ripley 1999
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The Talented Mr. Ripley 1999
Everybody should have one talent... what's yours?
Plot: In late 1950s New York, Tom Ripley, a young underachiever, is sent to Italy to retrieve a rich and spoiled millionaire playboy, named Dickie Greenleaf. But when the errand fails, Ripley takes extreme measures.
Story: The 1950s. Manhattan lavatory attendant, Tom Ripley, borrows a Princeton jacket to play piano at a garden party. When the wealthy father of a recent Princeton grad chats Tom up, Tom pretends to know the son and is soon offered $1,000 to go to Italy to convince Dickie Greenleaf to return home. In Italy, Tom attaches himself to Dickie and to Marge, Dickie's cultured fiancée, pretending to love jazz and harboring homoerotic hopes as he soaks in luxury. Besides lying, Tom's talents include impressions and forgery, so when the handsome and confident Dickie tires of Tom, dismissing him as a bore, Tom goes to extreme lengths to make Greenleaf's privileges his own.
Did you know: Christian Bale was considered for the role of Tom Ripley.
Release date: 25 December 1999
User Votes: 7.3
Countries: USA,
Genres: Crime, Drama, Thriller,
MPAA Rating: image
Runtime: 139 minutes
Oscars: None
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