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Hammett (1982)

Fictional account of real-life mystery writer Dashiell Hammett, and his involvement in the investigation of a beautiful Chinese cabaret actress' mysterious disappearance in San Francisco.

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Eli the Taxi Driver (as Elisha Cook)
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Lt. O'Mara
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Fong Wei Tau
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Old Man in Pool Hall
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The novel writer Dashiell Hammett is involved in the investigation of the mysterious disappearance of a beautiful Chinese cabaret actress in San Francisco. Written by Michel Rudoy <mdrc@hp9000a1.uam.mx>

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The mystery writer who lived his own stories ! [Video] See more »

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Crime | Drama | Mystery

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17 September 1982 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Investigación en el Barrio Chino  »

Box Office

Opening Weekend:

$8,222 (USA) (19 September 1982)

Gross:

$42,914 (USA)
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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

The film is a homage to writer Dashiell Hammett, film noir, pulp fiction, detective films, 'roman noir', 'hard-boiled' gumshoe 1920s & 1930s fiction, and the Golden Age of Old Hollywood. See more »

Quotes

Hammett: I want two things. One, I want my story back, it's not much but its what I do. And two, I want to be left alone.
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References The Maltese Falcon (1941) See more »

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A visual feast for mystery genre fans
11 February 2000 | by (Jacksonville, Florida) – See all my reviews

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.


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