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Hammett (1982)

Region: 2
UPC/Barcode: 5055201815330
Released: 7th November 2011
Release type: Retail / Rental
No. of Discs: 1
Catalogue No: OPTD2043
Category: Feature, Drama
Format: DVD / Normal
Hammett (1982) (Retail / Rental)


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Film information

Based on: The novel by Joe Gores

Story: Wim Wenders directs this noir mystery set in 1940s San Francisco. Evocatively recreating the mood of the genre, the plot, based on the novel by Joe Gores, follows the exploits of real-life crime-writer novelist Dashiell Hammett (Frederic Forrest) as he becomes involved in a complex missing person case, trying to track down Chinese actress Crystal Ling (Lydia Lei) for his former detective agency friend Jimmy Ryan (Peter Boyle).

Starring: Frederic Forrest, Peter Boyle, Marilu Henner, R.G. Armstrong, Richard Bradford, Royal Dano, Samuel Fuller, Roy Kinnear, Lydia Lei, Sylvia Sidney, Elisha Cook Jr

Cinematographer: Joseph F Biroc

Directed by: Wim Wenders

Music by: John Barry

Produced by: Ronald Colby, Don Guest, Fred Roos

Written by: Dennis O'Flaherty, Ross Thomas

DVD information

Studio/distributor: StudioCanal

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