The Talented Mr. Ripley

Visible crew/equipment: When Dickie and Ripley are scootering down a little Italian hillside, you can see the shadow of the whole film crew against the hill.

Visible crew/equipment: When Dickie, Tom and Marge are coming out of the Venice Railway Station via revolving glass doors, the cameraman is visible in its reflection on their left when it closes.

Continuity mistake: When Marge gets out of the water and climbs the stairs on the sailboat her swimsuit is blue. But when she is on board and we get a close up it is red.

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Tom Ripley: You're the brother I never had. I'm the brother you never had. I would do anything for you, Dickie.

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Question: Maybe I missed a major plot point, but why exactly does Tom kill his lover at the very end?

Krista

Chosen answer: Tom & his lover are travelling on a boat. The rich girl, who knows Tom as Dickie is also on the boat. If they were to meet, Tom's false identity would have been revealed, and the lover would have been able to figure out that Tom actually murdered Dickie.

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