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The film's marketing boasted the star-teaming of the two ROBERTs - 'Robert de Niro' and Robert Duvall
. The film's marketing also emphasized alliteration of their last names: "DE NIRO --- DUVALL. True Confessions." De Niro and Duvall had been rivals for the Best Actor Oscar at 1981's Academy Awards just six months before the film launched stateside. Duvall had been up for The Great Santini
(1979) but de Niro won for Raging Bull
(1980). Neither were Best Actor Oscar nominated for this movie as expected by industry insiders but the two were jointly awarded the Best Actor Golden Phoenix Award for their performances in this film. Duvall and de Niro had both previously appeared in The Godfather: Part II
(1974) but they never appeared together in the same scene but finally in this movie they did. See more
At the beginning, the deceased man lying in the bed can be seen in several shots breathing. See more
Have you ever noticed when you get old, your feet swell up.
References Elephant Boy
Music by Harry Warren
Played in the background when Tom tells the prostitute to hand over the money See more