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True Believer (1989)

R
105 min | Crime, Drama

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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John Lindley (as John W. Lindley)
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$3,009,692
Gross (US & Canada)
$8,742,750
Gross (World)
$8,742,750
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Feb 17, 1989 (United States)

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Robert Downey Jr.
Roger Baron Roger Baron   See fewer
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Margaret Colin
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Yuji Okumoto
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Kurtwood Smith
Robert Reynard Robert Reynard   See fewer
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Tom Bower
Cecil Skell Cecil Skell   See fewer
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Miguel Fernandes
Art Esparza Art Esparza   See fewer
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Charles Hallahan
Vincent Dennehy Vincent Dennehy   See fewer
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Sully Diaz
Maraquilla Esparza Maraquilla Esparza   See fewer
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Misan Kim
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John Snyder
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Luis Guzmán
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Graham Beckel
Sklaroff Sklaroff   See fewer
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Tony Haney
Montell Montell   See fewer
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Joel Polis
Dean Rabin Dean Rabin   See fewer
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Will Marchetti
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Abigail Van Alyn
Connie Dennehy Connie Dennehy   See fewer
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Deborah Offner
Laura Gayley Laura Gayley   See fewer
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Richard Fancy
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Kurt Fuller
George Ballistics George Ballistics   See fewer
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Ginger Rolstad
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Thelton E. Henderson
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Gerry Bamman
Brian Nevins Brian Nevins   See fewer
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Charles Dean
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Teardrop Teardrop   See fewer
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Tony Abatemarco
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Ralph Peduto
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Margot Rose
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Slim Jim (as George Jenesky) Slim Jim (as George Jenesky)   See fewer
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Stu Klitsner
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David Booth
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Peter Fitzsimmons
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Michael E. Stone
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6.7 / 10 | 4,006 votes