The American Friend Poster

Release Date: November 9th, 2001

DVD Release Date: January 7th, 2003

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

Keywords: Dark, Temptation, Friendship, Car, Family, Sacrifice, Wife, Friend, 1970s, Transformation, Husband, Suspenseful