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.
- Year: 1982
- Country: United States of America
- Genre: Drama, Thriller
- Studio: American Zoetrope
- Keyword: based on novel or book, san francisco, california, chinatown, historical figure, femme fatale, neo-noir, 1920s, crime fiction writer, semi-fiction
- Director: Wim Wenders
- Cast: Frederic Forrest, Peter Boyle, Marilu Henner, Roy Kinnear, Lydia Lei, Elisha Cook Jr.