Hammett 40 years old

The mystery writer who lived his own stories!

Hammett

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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Hammett Cast

Name Character
Sylvia Sidney She was 72, 88 years old when she died as Donaldina Cameron
Marilu Henner She was 30, now 70 years old as Kit Conger / Sue Alabama
Peter Boyle He was 46, 71 years old when he died as Jimmy Ryan
R. G. Armstrong He was 65, 95 years old when he died as Lt. O'Mara
Elisha Cook, Jr. He was 78, 91 years old when he died as Eli the Taxi Driver
Royal Dano He was 59, 71 years old when he died as Pops
Roy Kinnear He was 48, 54 years old when he died as English Eddie Hagedorn
Richard Bradford He was 47, 81 years old when he died as Detective Bradford
Frederic Forrest He was 45, now 85 years old as Hammett
Jack Nance He was 38, 53 years old when he died as Gary Salt
Lydia Lei She was 29, now 69 years old as Crystal Ling
David Patrick Kelly He was 31, now 71 years old as The Punk
Samuel Fuller He was 70, 85 years old when he died as Old Man in Pool Hall
Fox Harris He was 46, 52 years old when he died as Frank the News Vendor
Michael Chow He was 43, now 83 years old as Fong Wei Tau
Elmer Kline as Doc Fallon

Hammett Crew

Name Department
Angelo P. Graham as Art Direction. He was 17 (17) years old when He died Art
George R. Nelson as Set Decoration. He was 55 (65) years old when He died Art
Don Guest as Producer. Production
Joseph F. Biroc as Director of Photography. He was 79 (93) years old when He died Camera
Janice Hampton as Editor. Editing
Robert Q. Lovett as Editor. He was 17 (now 22) years old Editing
Leon Ericksen as Art Direction. Art
Ross Thomas as Screenplay. He was 1 (now 40) years old Writing
Marc Laub as Editor. Editing
Thomas Pope as Screenplay. He was 475 (52) years old when He died Writing
Ruth Morley as Costume Design. She was 56 (65) years old when She died Costume & Make-Up
Francis Ford Coppola as Executive Producer. He was 43 (now 83) years old Production
John Barry as Music. He was 48 (77) years old when He died Sound
Wim Wenders as Director. He was 37 (now 76) years old Directing
Richard Bryce Goodman as Sound Mixer. He was 32 (now 72) years old Sound
Mary Keats as Hairstylist. Costume & Make-Up
Dennis O'Flaherty as Screenplay. Writing
Randy Roberts as Editor. Editing
Thomas Tuttle as Makeup Artist. Costume & Make-Up
Hammett poster
Hammett (40 years)

The mystery writer who lived his own stories!

  • Release day: Wednesday, June 09, 1982
  • Runtime: 98 minutes