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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:
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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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3 nominations See more »
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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

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
Runtime:
110 min | Argentina:112 min
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Trivia:
In Patricia Highsmith's original novel, most of the action takes place in France, not Italy, Tom Ripley and Jonathan Trevanny are both married to Frenchwomen who are named Heloise and Simone, not Luisa and Sarah. The character of Reeves is also different, in the novel he is an American fence whose motives are more obscure than they are depicted in the movie.See more »
Goofs:
Continuity: In the scene between Reeves and Ripley in Ripley's kitchen, there are two fried eggs on Reeves's plate. However, when Reeves is sat down in the library, there are three eggs on his plate.See more »
Quotes:
Reeves:Well... you can't just go around killing people... Even bastards have friends...
Reeves:...even dead bastards
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Movie Connections:
References "Candid Camera" (1953)See more »
Soundtrack:
Ripley's YogaSee more »

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79 out of 94 people found the following review useful.
Never on the big screen, let it live long on DVD, 31 March 2004
Author: Greg (gregmoroberts@yahoo.com) from Oakville, Ontario

`Coming soon to a theatre near you'. It's a phrase we hear or read in upwards of 7 times before each new movie we watch in the theatre. The trailers that precede this announcement come with both anticipation and expectation.

I remember sitting in a theatre, what seems like years ago now, and viewing the trailer for Ripley's Game starring John Malkovich. I wondered if it was a sequel to the Matt Damon vehicle, The Talented Mr. Ripley, and I raced home to find that was exactly the case. Looking back, I cannot remember a date being flashed across the screen as to when Ripley's Game would be accessible, but usually it only takes a few months before our thirsts are quenched.

Then came 2004, and my local DVD provider began to advertise Ripley's Game as an upcoming release on disc. At first, I couldn't remember why the name was so familiar, but after a quick internet check, I found that two years later, Ripley's Game was being released without ever hitting a theatrical venue in North America. Too bad.

Ripley's Game gives us an older Tom Ripley. Gone are the chiseled good looks and innocent smile of Matt Damon and in are the glacial stares of the stoic Malkovich. When we catch up to Tom he is still the con man brokering an art forgery transaction that leaves one dead and Ripley unamused. We quickly forward ahead three years to Italy where we find Ripley in his favorable environment. Tom is living in a luxurious villa and has a woman he completely adores.

Ripley's old life soon catches up with him and a former associate looks to Tom for help with some Russian mafia types. Ripley suggests the use of an ‘innocent' for the job and gives him the name of a fellow countryman Tom has a slight distaste. Soon the novice is coerced into contract killings becomes part of Ripley's dastardly web of deception and murder, and the two join forces to first complete a contract and then later to save each other's lives.

It's great to have a film that picks up a fascinating character years after. Wouldn't you like to see what Forrest Gump is up to in 2004? Or what about Elliot from E.T. or Michael Douglas from Fatal Attraction? Without parading sequels that try and catch a character one second from the time the final frame of the original finished, wouldn't it be fresh to check in on some of our faves? Well Ripley's Game does just that.

As Ripley, Malkovich gives us an incredibly restrained performance. He kept me thinking that this is probably what Hannibal Lecter would be like if he had a family or other interests. Whether he is talking to someone about the restoration of a vintage piano or killing someone in a train's restroom, his pulse never seems to race nor does he seem terribly concerned about the chaos left in his wake.

Even when he surprises us by showing up to help the same man he pulled into his world, we don't see it as guilt or an attempt to show dominance in the world of criminal activity. Instead, Malkovich projects a man who is just going about his business no matter what the reprehensible activity may encompass.

Ripley's game is an exceptional film that unfortunately got ignored by the Hollywood studio system. Maybe they were too busy with the Lord of the Rings trilogies. But, if I were to add up all the movie tickets for movies like Eurotrip, 50 First Dates and Starsky & Hutch, it even seems more of a waste that I wasn't given the opportunity to get comfortable in the local multi-plex for Ripley.

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