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Hammett (1982)

Original Title : Hammett
Director : Wim Wenders
Writer : Joe Gores
Dennis O'Flaherty
Thomas Pope
Ross Thomas
Genre : Mystery
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Country : USA
Language : English
Producer : Ronald Colby , Francis Ford Coppola , Don Guest , Fred Roos , Mona Skager
Music : John Barry
Photography : Joseph F. Biroc
Philip H. Lathrop
IMDB ID : 0085640
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poster for "Hammett" by Wim Wenders (1982)
Hammett (1982) - Wim Wenders
 

Starring

Frederic Forrest Hammett
Peter Boyle Jimmy Ryan
Marilu Henner Kit Conger/Sue Alabama
Roy Kinnear English Eddie Hagedorn
Elisha Cook Jr. Eli (as Elisha Cook
Lydia Lei Crystal Ling
R.G. Armstrong Lt. O'Mara
Richard Bradford Detective Bradford
Michael Chow Fong Wei Yau
David Patrick Kelly The Punk
Sylvia Sidney Donaldina Cameron
Jack Nance Gary Salt
Elmer L. Kline Doc Fallon
Royal Dano Pops
Samuel Fuller Old man in pool hall
Lloyd Kino Barber
Fox Harris Frank
Rose Wong Chinese Laundress
Liz Roberson Lady in the Library
Jean-François Ferreol French Sailor
Alison Hong Young Chinese Girl
Patricia Kong Chinese Girl in Fong's
Lisa Lu Miss Cameron's Assistant
Andrew Winner Bank Guard
Kenji Shibuya Chinese Bouncer
James Quinn Fong's Guard
Mark Anger Bartender
James Devney Police Projectionist
Hank Worden Pool Room Attendant
Christopher Day Neighborhood Kid
Cicely Rush Neighborhood Kid
Christopher Alcalde Man in Boardroom
Ben Breslauer Man in Boardroom
James Brodhead Man in Boardroom
John Hamilton Man in Boardroom
John T. Spiotta Man in Boardroom
John T. Spiotta Man in Boardroom
 

Plot

The novel writter Dashiell Hammett is involved in the investigation of the mysterious disappearance of a beautiful chinese cabaret actress in San Francisco.
 

Comments

A visual feast for mystery genre fans This film is a fine example of the classic mystery film, such as The Maltese Falcon, updated in color.Rich atmosphere surrounds all the characters. The cast, including Frederic Forrest, Peter Boyle, Marilu Henner!, Elisha Cook, Lydia Lei, do well.It's not perfect, but certain worth a looksee on a dark, foggy night.A solid 9 from me.