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True Confessions (1981)

R
108 min | Crime, Drama

A worldly ambitious monsignor clashes with his older brother, a cynical Los Angeles homicide detective who is investigating the brutal murder of a young prostitute.
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Writers
John Gregory Dunne (novel "True Confessions") (screenplay) | Joan Didion (screenplay)
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Stephen B. Grimes (as Stephen S. Grimes)
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Budget
$10,000,000
Gross (US & Canada)
$12,850,276
Gross (World)
$12,850,276
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Release date
Sep 25, 1981 (United States)

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Robert De Niro
Father Des Spellacy (as Robert DeNiro) Father Des Spellacy (as Robert DeNiro)   See fewer
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Robert Duvall
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Charles Durning
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Kenneth McMillan
Frank Crotty Frank Crotty   See fewer
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Ed Flanders
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Cyril Cusack
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Burgess Meredith
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Rose Gregorio
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Dan Hedaya
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Gwen Van Dam
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Thomas Hill
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Jeanette Nolan
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Jorge Cervera Jr.
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Darwyn Carson
Lorna Keane Lorna Keane   See fewer
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Pat Corley
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Matthew Faison
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Richard Foronjy
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Joseph G. Medalis
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James Hong
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Ron Ryan
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Louis Basile
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Fredric Cook
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Missy Cleveland
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Michael Callahan Sr.
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Luisa Leschin
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Paul Valentine
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Stephen Powers
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Joseph H. Choi
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Sharon Miller
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Kevin Breslin
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6.3 / 10 | 6,486 votes