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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by John Chard

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

Jimmy Ryan

Marilu Henner

Kit Conger / Sue Alabama

Elisha Cook Jr.

Eli the Taxi Driver

Sylvia Sidney

Donaldina Cameron

Jack Nance

Gary Salt

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