The American Friend

Rated NR 127 minutes 1977

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.

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Director: Wim Wenders

Producer: Joachim Mengershausen and Wim Wenders

Cast: Dennis Hopper, Bruno Ganz, Lisa Kreuzer, GĂ©rard Blain, Nicholas Ray, Samuel Fuller, Peter Lilienthal, Daniel Schmid, Jean Eustache, Rudolf Schundler, Sandy Whitelaw and Lou Castel

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