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  • True Believer (1989)
  • R
    105 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery
True Believer (1989)
105 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

A cynical former civil liberties attorney now reduced to "specializing" in defending drug dealers becomes transformed by an eight-year-old murder case.
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Wesley Strick (written by)
John Lindley (as John W. Lindley)
Casting Director
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Feb 17, 1989 (United States)


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49 cast members
Name Known for
James Woods
Eddie Dodd Eddie Dodd   See fewer
Robert Downey Jr.
Roger Baron Roger Baron   See fewer
Margaret Colin
Kitty Greer Kitty Greer   See fewer
Yuji Okumoto
Shu Kai Kim Shu Kai Kim   See fewer
Kurtwood Smith
Robert Reynard Robert Reynard   See fewer
Tom Bower
Cecil Skell Cecil Skell   See fewer
Miguel Fernandes
Art Esparza Art Esparza   See fewer
Charles Hallahan
Vincent Dennehy Vincent Dennehy   See fewer
Sully Diaz
Maraquilla Esparza Maraquilla Esparza   See fewer
Misan Kim
Mrs. Kim Mrs. Kim   See fewer
John Snyder
Chuckie Loeder Chuckie Loeder   See fewer
Luis Guzmán
Ortega (as Luis Guzman) Ortega (as Luis Guzman)   See fewer
Graham Beckel
Sklaroff Sklaroff   See fewer
Tony Haney
Montell Montell   See fewer
Joel Polis
Dean Rabin Dean Rabin   See fewer
Will Marchetti
Judge Quealy Judge Quealy   See fewer
Abigail Van Alyn
Connie Dennehy Connie Dennehy   See fewer
Deborah Offner
Laura Gayley Laura Gayley   See fewer
Richard Fancy
Ballistics Expert Ballistics Expert   See fewer
Kurt Fuller
George Ballistics George Ballistics   See fewer
Chung Ginger
Translator (as Ginger Chung) Translator (as Ginger Chung)   See fewer
Thelton E. Henderson
Judge Baum Judge Baum   See fewer
Gerry Bamman
Brian Nevins Brian Nevins   See fewer
Charles Dean
Detective #1 Detective #1   See fewer
Gustave Johnson
Detective #2 Detective #2   See fewer
Cab Covay
Teardrop Teardrop   See fewer
Tony Abatemarco
Glen Fulton Glen Fulton   See fewer
Ken Grantham
Cecil's Judge (as Kenneth Grantham) Cecil's Judge (as Kenneth Grantham)   See fewer
Ralph Peduto
Court Officer Court Officer   See fewer
Margot Rose
Ms. Jessum Ms. Jessum   See fewer
Jan Michael Shultz
Lindeman (as Jan Shultz) Lindeman (as Jan Shultz)   See fewer
George Maguire
Maitre'd Maitre'd   See fewer
David J. Espinosa
Corrections Officer (as David Espinosa) Corrections Officer (as David Espinosa)   See fewer
Conrad Dunn
Slim Jim (as George Jenesky) Slim Jim (as George Jenesky)   See fewer
Sean O'Brien
Clyde Gruner Clyde Gruner   See fewer
Cully Fredricksen
Scarecrow Scarecrow   See fewer
Taylor Gilbert
Reynard's Receptionist Reynard's Receptionist   See fewer
Stu Klitsner
Magnate (as Stu Klitsher) Magnate (as Stu Klitsher)   See fewer
David Booth
Minister Minister   See fewer
Peter Fitzsimmons
Court Clerk Court Clerk   See fewer
Michael E. Stone
Client (as Michael Stone) Client (as Michael Stone)   See fewer
Chris Jorie
Assistant D.A. (as Chris Jorie) Assistant D.A. (as Chris Jorie)   See fewer
Karen A. Brown
West Village Rocker (uncredited) West Village Rocker (uncredited)   See fewer
Darryl Fong
Jimmy Chin (uncredited) Jimmy Chin (uncredited)   See fewer
Theodore Carl Soderberg
Restaurant Patron (uncredited) Restaurant Patron (uncredited)   See fewer
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