Hammett Movie Review 1982

Information and Film Reviews for Hammett the Movie

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After many directors and script rewrites, Wenders was assigned to this arch neo-noir what-if scenario. Depicts Dashiell Hammett solving a complex crime himself, an experience he uses in his novels. Interesting, but ultimately botched studio exercise, like many from executive producer Francis Coppola, who is said to have reshot much of the film.


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Available on VHS
Running time 98 minutes.

Cast and Crew

Mystery & Suspense, Contemporary Noir, Biopics: Writers, Producers: Coppola/American Zoetrope, Books to Film: Dashiell Hammett
Frederic Forrest, Peter Boyle, Sylvia Sidney, Elisha Cook, Marilu Henner
Joseph Biroc
Wim Wenders
John Barry
Zoetrope Studios

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