Tom Ripley is a calculating young man who believes it's better to be a fake somebody than a real nobody. Opportunity knocks in the form of a wealthy U.S. shipbuilder who hires Tom to travel to Italy to bring back his playboy son, Dickie. Ripley worms his way into the idyllic lives of Dickie and his girlfriend, plunging into a daring scheme of duplicity, lies and murder.
- Genre: Thriller, Crime, Drama
- Studio: Paramount, Miramax, Timnick Films, Mirage Enterprises
- Keyword: venice, italy, italy, new york city, lovesickness, based on novel or book, double life, dual identity, jealousy, secret identity, new love, homicide, atlantic ocean, new identity, prosecution, yacht, ship, inferiority, fake identity, beguilement, rejection, inferiority complex, ocean liner, friendship, male homosexuality, wealth, cowardliness, envy
- Cast: Matt Damon, Gwyneth Paltrow, Jude Law, Cate Blanchett, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Jack Davenport