Hammett

Hammett

Hammett

7/10 NR

September 17, 1982

Hammett Synopsis

"This is an entirely imaginary story about the writer Dashiell Hammett, who... in the words of one of his most gifted contemporaries... helped get murder out of the vicar's rose garden and back to the people who are really good at it. The detective story has not been the same since." So begins Hammett, the atmospheric and exciting tale of a young mystery writer who really lives the hard-boiled life he writes about -- and learns to dig beneath the surface of his characters to reveal their deeper, darker motivations.

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Fan Reviews

January 28, 2017 by

She's a disaster. Hammett is a fictional story about the great writer Dashiell Hammett (played by Frederic Forrest). The story finds the writer retired from the Pinkerton Detectice Agency and nursing bad lungs and a taste for the liquor. When old colleague Jimm... Read More

Hammett Casts

Peter Boyle
Peter Boyle

Jimmy Ryan

Marilu Henner
Marilu Henner

Kit Conger / Sue Alabama

Roy Kinnear
Roy Kinnear

English Eddie Hagedorn

Elisha Cook Jr.
Elisha Cook Jr.

Eli the Taxi Driver

Lydia Lei
Lydia Lei

Crystal Ling