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The American Friend

Not Yet Rated| 2 hr. 7 min.

Plot Summary
American expatriate Tom (Dennis Hopper) treats Hamburg, Germany, like it's the Wild West and makes a living by hawking art forgeries, but decides to take part in a murder plot for extra cash. All Tom has to do to earn his share is find a potential assassin who won't do any talking, and he has the perfect man: Jonathan (Bruno Ganz), a dying cancer patient desperate to leave his family an inheritance. Jonathan begrudgingly accepts, but he's no gunman, and the scheme quickly goes sour.

Cast: Dennis Hopper , Bruno Ganz , Lisa Kreuzer , Gérard Blain , Nicholas Ray , Samuel Fuller , Peter Lilienthal , Daniel Schmid

Director: Wim Wenders

Genres: Thriller

The American Friend (1977)

Release Date: November 9th, 2001|2 hr. 7 min.

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