Hammett (1982)

He created "The Maltese Falcon," "Sam Spade" and "The Thin Man." But he didn't write this mystery thriller...he lived it.

  • Genre: Drama, Thriller
  • Release Date: 1982-06-09
  • User Rating: 6.1/10 from 59 ratings
  • Runtime: 1h 38min
  • Language: 广州话 / 廣州話
  • Production Company: American Zoetrope
  • Production Country: United States of America
  • Director: Wim Wenders
star 6.1/10
From 59 Ratings


Chinatown, San Francisco, 1928. Former private detective Dashiell Hammett, a compulsive drinker with tuberculosis who writes pulp fiction for a living, receives an unexpected visit from an old friend asking for help.

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  • Frederic Forrest

    as Hammett
  • Peter Boyle

    as Jimmy Ryan
  • Marilu Henner

    as Kit Conger / Sue Alabama
  • Roy Kinnear

    as English Eddie Hagedorn
  • Lydia Lei

    as Crystal Ling
  • Elisha Cook Jr.

    as Eli the Taxi Driver
  • David Patrick Kelly

    as The Punk
  • R. G. Armstrong

    as Lt. O'Mara
  • Richard Bradford

    as Detective Bradford
  • Jack Nance

    as Gary Salt
  • Michael Chow

    as Fong Wei Tau
  • Sylvia Sidney

    as Donaldina Cameron
  • Elmer Kline

    as Doc Fallon
  • Royal Dano

    as Pops
  • Samuel Fuller

    as Old Man in Pool Hall
  • Lloyd Kino

    as Barber
  • Fox Harris

    as Frank the News Vendor
  • Rose Wong

    as Chinese Laundress
  • Liz Roberson

    as Lady in the Library
  • Jean-François Ferreol

    as French Sailor
  • Alison Hong

    as Young Chinese Girl
  • Patricia Kong

    as Chinese Girl in Fong's
  • Lisa Lu

    as Miss Cameron's Assistant
  • Andrew Winner

    as Bank Guard
  • Kenji Shibuya

    as Chinese Bouncer
  • James Quinn

    as Fong's Guard
  • Mark Anger

    as Bartender in Cookies' Bar
  • James Devney

    as Police Projectionist
  • Hank Worden

    as Pool Room Attendant
  • Christopher Day

    as Neighborhood Kid #1
  • Ciceley Rush

    as Neighborhood Kid #2
  • Chris Alcaide

    as Man in Boardroom #1
  • Ben Breslauer

    as Man in Boardroom #2
  • James Brodhead

    as Man in Boardroom #3
  • John Hamilton

    as Man in Boardroom #4
  • John T. Spiotta

    as Man in Boardroom #5
  • Ross Thomas

    as Man in Boardroom #6
Production Francis Ford Coppola Executive Producer
Production Fred Roos Producer
Production Mona Skager Associate Producer
Art Dean Tavoularis Production Design
Art Angelo P. Graham Art Direction
Art George R. Nelson Set Decoration
Directing David Valdes Second Assistant Director
Art James J. Murakami Set Designer
Costume & Make-Up Ruth Morley Costume Design
Art Dennis Gassner Graphic Designer
Directing Wim Wenders Director
Camera Philip H. Lathrop Additional Photography
Sound John Barry Original Music Composer
Production Janet Hirshenson Casting
Editing Barry Malkin Supervising Editor
Production Jane Jenkins Casting
Costume & Make-Up April Ferry Costumer
Directing Arne Schmidt First Assistant Director
Production Don Guest Producer
Camera Joseph F. Biroc Director of Photography
Editing Janice Hampton Editor
Sound Andrew London Supervising Sound Editor
Crew Howard Jensen Special Effects
Editing Robert Q. Lovett Editor
Sound Robert Q. Lovett Music Editor
Crew Terry Leonard Stunt Coordinator
Art Leon Ericksen Art Direction
Writing Ross Thomas Screenplay
Production Ronald Colby Producer
Production Ronald Colby Unit Production Manager
Directing Ronald Colby First Assistant Director
Editing Marc Laub Editor
Art Gary Fettis Leadman
Writing Thomas Pope Adaptation
Crew Joe Lombardi Special Effects
Sound Richard Bryce Goodman Sound Mixer
Costume & Make-Up Mary Keats Hairstylist
Directing Lloyd Nelson Script Supervisor
Editing Randy Roberts Editor
Camera Jack Harris Still Photographer
Writing Dennis O'Flaherty Screenplay
Costume & Make-Up Thomas Tuttle Makeup Artist
Production Robert Huddleston Unit Production Manager
Art Alex Tavoularis Graphic Designer
Art Robert C. Goldstein Set Designer
Directing Daniel Attias Second Assistant Director
Sound John Duffy Sound Editor
Art Douglas E. Madison Property Master
Camera Frederic J. Smith Camera Operator
Sound Wylie Stateman Sound Editor
Sound Donald O. Mitchell Sound Re-Recording Mixer
Sound Randy Kelley Sound Editor
Camera Morgan Renard Still Photographer
Costume & Make-Up Kathryn Blondell Hairstylist
Directing Joanie Blum Script Supervisor
Costume & Make-Up Jeff Angell Makeup Artist
Lighting Larry Gilhooly Gaffer
Camera Carl Manoogian Key Grip
Production Teri Fettis-D'Ovidio Production Coordinator
Sound James E. Webb Sound Editor
Sound James E. Webb Sound Mixer
Art Tom Shaw Jr. Property Master
Writing Joe Gores Novel
Art Steven Potter Set Decoration
Sound Bob Johnston Sound Editor
Sound Vince Melandri Dialogue Editor
Sound Chris McLaughlin Boom Operator
Sound Darcy Vebber Boom Operator
Sound Jill Demby Guest Dialogue Editor
Camera Bill Johnson Camera Operator
Camera Pete G. Papanickolas Key Grip
Lighting Robert Woodside Gaffer
Production Barbara Johnson Casting