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Ripley's Game -- Tom Ripley persuades a man to commit a murder for a large sum of money. The situation goes out of control, and that man must escape trouble.

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Director:
Writers:
Charles McKeown (written by) and
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Release Date:
7 February 2003 (Italy) See more »
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Tagline:
Older. Wiser. More talented. See more »
Plot:
Tom Ripley persuades a man to commit a murder for a large sum of money. The situation goes out of control, and that man must escape trouble. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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Lacks probing subtlety See more (106 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Ray Winstone ... Reeves

John Malkovich ... Tom Ripley
Uwe Mansshardt ... Terry
Hanns Zischler ... Art Dealer
Paolo Paoloni ... Franco
Maurizio Lucà ... Franco's Assistant

Dougray Scott ... Jonathan Trevanny
Evelina Meghnagi ... Maria

Chiara Caselli ... Luisa Harari

Lena Headey ... Sarah Trevanny
Sam Blitz ... Matthew Trevanny
Emidio La Vella ... Shoe Shop Owner (as Emidio Lavella)

Lutz Winde ... Ernst
Nikolaus Dutsch ... Dr. Wentzel (as Nikolaus Deutsch)
Wilfried Zander ... Belinsky
Hendrikje Fitz ... Teacher in Zoo
Francesca Ventura ... Hotel Maid
Yurij Rosstalnyj ... Guleghin
Ronnie Paul ... Gregory
Thomas Bloem ... Bodyguard on Train
Oliver Hanisch ... Gangster
Sönke Korries ... Gangster (as Sonke Korries)
René Lay ... Gangster
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Directed by
Liliana Cavani 
 
Writing credits
Charles McKeown (written by) and
Liliana Cavani (written by)

Patricia Highsmith (novel)

Produced by
Simon Bosanquet .... producer
Marco Chimenz .... executive producer
Cam Galano .... executive producer (as Camela Galano)
Ileen Maisel .... producer
Rolf Mittweg .... executive producer
Mark Ordesky .... executive producer
Russell Smith .... executive producer
Rudi Teichmann .... service producer
Riccardo Tozzi .... producer
 
Original Music by
Ennio Morricone 
 
Cinematography by
Alfio Contini 
 
Film Editing by
Jon Harris 
 
Production Design by
Francesco Frigeri 
 
Art Direction by
Giovanni A. Scribano 
 
Set Decoration by
Verde Visconti 
 
Costume Design by
Fotini Dimou 
Raffaella Fantasia 
Alberto Verso 
 
Makeup Department
Carlo Barucci .... chief hair stylist
Enrico Iacoponi .... key makeup artist
Francesca Jacoponi .... hair stylist
Lena Lazzarotto .... makeup assistant: Germany
Katia Sisto .... makeup artist
Gino Zamprioli .... makeup artist
 
Production Management
Kristov Brändli .... unit production manager: Germany
Francesca Cingolani .... production manager
Giacomo Gagliardo .... assistant production manager
Nigel Goldsack .... executive in charge of production
Silvia Natali .... production manager
Veronica Pillon .... assistant production manager
Simona Prosperi .... unit manager
Marta Razzano .... unit manager
Justine Redfern .... post-production supervisor
Cinzia Taffani .... unit manager
Elena Zokas .... production manager
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Ludovica Barbieri .... third assistant director
Fabrizio Castellani .... first assistant director
Diego D'Andrea .... third assistant director
Daniela Merlo .... assistant director
Francesca Polic Greco .... second assistant director (as Francesca Polic'Greco)
Laura Popescu-Zeletin .... third assistant director: Germany
Karin Scherer .... second assistant director: Germany
Simonetta Valentini .... second assistant director: additional shooting
 
Art Department
Biagio Fersini .... first assistant art director
Alfonso Fortunati .... painter
Matthias Kroul .... swing gang: Germany
Pietro Masotti .... prop man
Riccardo Passanisi .... property master
Mauro Passi .... lead man
Leonardo Puccini .... second assistant art director
Dörte Schreiterer .... assistant prop man: Germany
Hendrik Schulz .... swing gang: Germany
Donato Tieppo .... prop buyer
Thierry Toscan .... prop man
Heike Wolf .... draughtsperson: Germany
 
Sound Department
Lydia Andrew .... assistant sound editor
Gareth Bull .... foley recordist
Matthew Desorgher .... boom operator
Robert Farr .... dialogue mixer
Richard Fettes .... foley editor
Stan Fiferman .... foley artist
Diane Greaves .... foley artist
John Hayward .... sound re-recording mixer
Christopher Lloyd .... supervising sound editor
Ian Macbeth .... assistant sound editor
Hugo Middleton .... adr & dialogue editor
Richard Pryke .... assistant sound re-recording mixer
John Rodda .... sound mixer
Brian Simmons .... sound mixer
Richard Street .... preview re-recording mixer
Andy Thompson .... dialogue mixer
David Abrahamsen .... sound re-recording mixer (uncredited)
Andrew Caller .... sound technician (uncredited)
 
Special Effects by
Maurizio Corridori .... special effects supervisor
Silvano Scasseddu .... special effects foreman
 
Visual Effects by
Mark Bakowski .... digital compositor
Angus Cameron .... digital effects supervisor
Sharon Lark .... visual effects producer
Sarah Lockwood .... digital compositor
Andy Stevens .... visual effects supervisor: Millfilm
Christopher Grandel .... trailer digital effects, Howard Anderson Company (uncredited)
 
Stunts
Oliver Hanisch .... stunts
Ronnie Paul .... stunt coordinator
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Gianni Aldi .... Steadicam operator
Gianni Aldi .... camera operator: "b" camera
Bruno Angeletti .... additional electrician
Maurizio Benvenuto .... grip
Marco Bivona .... additional grip
Fabrizio Bucciarelli .... additional grip
Vittorio Contino .... generator operator
Domenico D'Andrea .... clapper loader
Tarek El Barbari .... additional electrician: Germany
Eeva Fleig .... camera operator: Germany
Gabriele Gorga .... electrician
Tino Gorga .... gaffer
Valerio Gorga .... electrician
Thomas Gottschalk .... first assistant camera: Germany
Tyrone Hoogendyk .... additional grip: Germany
Kim Howland .... camera operator: Germany
Bill Kaye .... additional still photographer: pre-production
Anna Leippe .... clapper loader: Germany
Emiliano Leurini .... focus puller
Maurizio Lucchini .... focus puller
Romano Martiri .... additional electrician
Maurizio Nori .... additional electrician
Claudio Pagliarani .... second assistant camera
Maurizio Piano .... Steadicam operator
Enrico Quacquarini .... additional grip
Pierino Quacquarini .... grip
Giancarlo Rocchetti .... key grip
Vittorio Rocchetti .... grip
Sandro Rubbo .... focus puller (as Sandro Rubeo)
Uli Schmidt .... assistant camera
Sergio Strizzi .... still photographer
Marcello Tallone .... electrician
Mary Thompson .... video assist operator
Massimiliano Trevis .... Steadicam operator
Massimiliano Trevis .... camera operator
Pino Venditti .... camera operator
Jette Waldow .... clapper loader
 
Casting Department
Tina Böckenhauer .... additional casting: Germany
Louis Elman .... adr casting
Benson Weingarten .... additional casting: Germany
Fiona Weir .... casting assistant
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Helena Brown .... wardrobe assistant
Osvaldo Che .... tailor
Paul Colford .... wardrobe assistant
Lena Harlan .... wardrobe assistant: Germany
Susanne Kuehnhold .... wardrobe assistant: Germany
Gabriella Loria .... assistant costume designer
Linda Mellin .... wardrobe supervisor
Olga Pagnotta .... seamstress
 
Editorial Department
Kevin Ahern .... first assistant editor
Pasquale Cuzzupoli .... color consultant
Christopher Lloyd .... first assistant editor
Geraldine Patten .... post-production assistant
Stephen R. Sheridan .... color timer
 
Music Department
Angelo Giovagnoli .... orchestra coordinator
Fabio Venturi .... music scoring engineer
 
Transportation Department
Mario Campagna .... transportation captain
Elio Cecchin .... driver
Manuel Katzy .... transportation captain: Germany
 
Other crew
Chris Allies .... title designer
Steve Barry .... first assistant production accountant
Dana Belcastro .... production executive
Rachel Blasi .... production secretary
Roberta Butti .... assistant: Mr. Scott
Antonio Chiffi .... crowd marshall
Tommaso Dabala .... set production assistant (as Tommaso Dabalá)
Marco Dall'Armi .... production runner
Rita Della Rocca .... production accountant
Christian Ebner .... assistant production accountant: Germany
Renate Farber .... production coordinator: Germany
John Fonseca .... dialogue coach: Chiara Caselli
Vanessa Fourgeaud .... assistant: Mr. Malkovich
David Gaertner .... production runner
Alessandro Gioffré .... set production assistant
Julia Haarbrücker .... set production assistant: Germany
Lena Helling .... set production assistant: Germany
Monika Helmer .... production accountant: Germany
Kali Huber .... production runner
Joscha Keller .... set production assistant: Germany
Joanne King .... assistant to producer
Yves Krol .... location scout: Germany
Silke Krüger .... location manager: Germany
Mariateresa La Saracina .... dialogue coach: Sam Blitz
Stefano Dalla Lana .... set production assistant
Marco Landolfi .... payroll
Paolo Marchetti .... set production assistant
Gaia Marotta .... production coordinator
Marco Mattei .... cashier
Marco Mattei .... production accountant
Andrew Noakes .... financial controller
Firminio Pasquali .... accounting supervisor
Carla Maria Perrina .... payroll clerk
Andrea Piria .... cashier: Italy
Marta Razzano .... assistant location manager
Justine Redfern .... assistant to producer
Eugene Rizzo .... unit publicist
Rosanna Roditi .... location manager
Melissa Strizzi .... script supervisor
Luciano Tartaglia .... production accountant
Margaret A. Thompson .... assistant: Mr. De Laurentiis (as Margaret Thompson)
Margaret A. Thompson .... production coordinator
Volkmar Umlauft .... set location manager: Germany
Verde Visconti .... visual consultant
Julia Wilson Dickson .... dialogue coach: Dougray Scott (as Julia Wilson-Dickson)
Wendy Zych .... contact: London
 

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Rated R for strong violence and language, some sexuality
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110 min | Argentina:112 min
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Trivia:
John Malkovich remarked in an interview with the BBC that before starring in this film, he came close to directing The Talented Mr. Ripley (1999) and that he was in negotiations to obtain the rights to direct a remake of the first "Talented Mr Ripley" adaptation, Purple Noon (1960).See more »
Goofs:
Continuity: Just before the train reaches Düsseldorf, a short shot of a running train is shown. This train is not an old German Intercity train (where the plot had taken place before), but a modern ICE train.See more »
Quotes:
Tom Ripley:I'm a creation. A gifted improviser. I lack your conscience and when I was young that troubled me. It no longer does. I don't worry about being caught because I don't believe anyone is watching. The world is not a poorer place because those people are dead. It's one less car on the road. It's a little less noise and menace. You were brave today. You put some money away for your family. That's all.
Jonathan Trevanny:If you lack my conscience, why did you help me on the train?
Tom Ripley:I don't know, but it doesn't surprise me. The one thing I know is we're constantly being reborn.
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Movie Connections:
References "Candid Camera" (1953)See more »
Soundtrack:
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6 out of 6 people found the following review useful.
Lacks probing subtlety, 12 April 2004
Author: Howard Schumann from Vancouver, B.C.

In Ripley's Game, the latest screen adaptation of Patricia Highsmith's series of novels, John Malkovich plays Tom Ripley, the bisexual art connoisseur whose game is manipulation of people for his own ends. The film directed by 70-year old Liliana Cavani, is entertaining but lacks the probing subtlety of Wim Wenders The American Friend, a 1979 Ripley adaptation. Ripley is an unscrupulous art dealer and also a cold-blooded killer. He is cerebral, wealthy, charming, talented, and entirely without principle with something clever to say about everything, even murder. "The most interesting thing", he says, "about doing something terrible is often, in a few days, you can't even remember it." Ripley justifies his acts by saying that they rid the world of useless predators. Malkovich's performance keeps the film afloat, though his smug, sinister persona often borders on camp and Dougray Scott is unconvincing as picture framer Jonathan Trevanny.

Ripley's Game takes place about twenty years after Anthony Minghella's The Talented Mr. Ripley leaves off. Ripley (Malkovich) has married into wealth and now resides in a luxurious Italian villa with his wife Luisa (Chiara Caselli), a professional harpsichord player. When an old crony, Reeves (Ray Winstone) asks him for help in dealing with Berlin mobsters threatening his business, Ripley thinks of a local art restorer and picture framer, Jonathan Trevanny (Scott) who is known to be dying of leukemia. Trevanny is a good candidate in Ripley's mind because he recently insulted him at a party by blurting out "That's the trouble with Ripley-too much money and no taste." Ripley's interest, however, is mostly in the pleasure involved of seeing a mild family man turned into a cold-blooded assassin, no matter how implausible the scenario might be. Trevanny falls for the bait and collects $100,000 to kill a Russian at the zoo.

As one hit deserves another, a second more dangerous plot is hatched to take place on a crowded train but Ripley has to come to Trevanny's rescue when too many bad guys show up. Afterwards, events begin spiraling out of control forcing the picture framer to hide the truth from his wife Sarah (Lena Headley). Though Malkovich fits into the role perfectly, Scott's performance provides little insight into what led a decent family man to become a paid killer. The ending, which could have been suspenseful, is simply unpleasant as the body count escalates. Though beautifully photographed and filled with dark humor, there is little at stake in Ripley's Game and the entire project feels unimportant as reflected in the studio's decision to bypass a theatrical release and send it straight to DVD.

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