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The Talented Mr. Ripley

Rating:R (for violence, language and brief nudity)
Release Date:December 25, 1999
Running time:135 minutes
Cast:Matt Damon, Gwyneth Paltrow, Jude Law, Cate Blanchett, Phillip Seymour Hoffman
Director:Anthony Minghella
Producer:Sydney Pollack, William Horberg, Tom Sternberg
Writer:Patricia Highsmith, Anthony Minghella
Distributor:Paramount Pictures

Description: To be young and carefree amid the blue waters and idyllic landscape of sun-drenched Italy in the late 1950s; that's la dolce vita Tom Ripley craves - and Dickie Greenleaf leads. When Dickie's father, a wealthy ship builder, asks Tom to bring his errant playboy son back home to America, Dickie and his beautiful expatriate girlfriend, Marge Sherwood, never suspect the dangerous extremes to which Ripley will go to make their lifestyle his own. After all, it's better to be a fake somebody than a real nobody.

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