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2.5 Stars
Hammett Poster
Primary Location: First Saw: On TV Saw at/with: On HBO
Rating: PG Year: 1983 Category: Thriller
Director: Wim Wenders Time: 95:00:00 min. Writer: Joe Gores & Dennis O'Flaherty

Mine: Engrossing mystery. Wonderful atmoshpere. Good stuff.
Leonard Maltin/Plot synopsis: Wenders' first American film is a real treat for detective buffs: an adaptation of Joe Gores' fiction about famed author Dashiell Hammett's involvement in a real-life mystery (elements of which would find their way into his later stories). You couldn't ask for a more faithful re-creation of 1930s studio look; a magnificent-looking (and sounding) film. Several years in production, with much of it reportedly reshot by executive producer Francis Coppola, but final result is seamless.
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