The American Friend (1977) Movie poster and book cover compared.

The American Friend

Wim Wenders, 1977

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Ripley's Game
Patricia Highsmith, 1974

The American Friend is a movie directed by Wim Wenders in 1977 and based on the book Ripley’s Game by Patricia Highsmith, first published in 1974. The movie features Bruno Ganz, Dennis Hopper, Lisa Kreuzer, Gérard Blain, Andreas Dedecke, David Blue, and others.

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RATING

7.4

/ 10

Movie Poster: The American Friend (Wim Wenders, 1977)

7.7

/ 10

Book Cover: Ripley's Game (Patricia Highsmith, 1974)

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AUDIOBOOK

Audiobook cover of Ripley's Game, the 1974 book by Patricia Highsmith.

Ripley's Game

Read by: Kevin Kenerly

Storyline

Tom Ripley is a wealthy American living in Hamburg, Germany. He is involved in an artwork forgery scheme, in which he appears at auctions to bid on forged paintings produced by an accomplice to drive up the price. At one of these auctions, he is introduced to Jonathan Zimmermann, a picture framer who is dying of leukemia.

Movie vs Book

Poster of The American Friend, the 1977 movie by Wim Wenders

Year

1977

Minutes

128

Movie Rate

7.40

Source: IMDb

Movie

The American Friend

Original title: Der amerikanische Freund

Country: West Germany

Year: 1977

Length: 2h8m

Cover of Ripley's Game, the 1974 book by Patricia Highsmith

Year

1974

Pages

288

Book Rate

7.76

S: Goodreads

Book

Ripley's Game

Country: USA

First published in: 1974

Length: 288 pages

Genre: Fiction

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Other screen adaptations of the book

Movie poster
Ripley's Game (2002)
Movie by Liliana Cavani

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Poster of The American Friend, the 1977 movie by Wim Wenders

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Cover of Ripley's Game, the 1974 book by Patricia Highsmith

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5 votes

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