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True Stories (1986) Poster

(1986)

Full Cast & Crew

Directed by 

David Byrne

Writing Credits (in alphabetical order)  

David Byrne
Beth Henley
Stephen Tobolowsky

Cast (in credits order)  

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Narrator / Lip-Syncher / Talking Heads singer
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...
Kay Culver
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The Lying Woman
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Earl Culver
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The Cute Woman
Roebuck 'Pops' Staples ...
Mr. Tucker
Tito Larriva ...
Ramon (as Humberto 'Tito' Larriva)
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The Preacher
Matthew Posey ...
The Computer Guy
...
Miss Rollings
Freeman Beatty ...
Lip-Syncher
Evelyn Box ...
Hey Now Kid
Kevin Box ...
Hey Now Kid
Amy Buffington ...
Linda Culver
Cora Cardona ...
Margie Ortiz
Ken Chambers ...
Member of Fashion Show Band
Ray Coahran ...
Member of Fashion Show Band
Jim Colegrove ...
Member of Gospel Band
Capucine DeWulf ...
The Little Girl on the Road
Connie Deaton ...
Lip-Syncher
Tom Denolf ...
Friend of Passerby
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Ventriloquist
Richard Dowlearn ...
Larry Culver
L.T. Felty ...
Duck Hunter
Ed Geldart ...
Grandfather in Mall
Cynthia Gould ...
Factory Girl #1
Gregory Gunter ...
Laughing Headline Reader #2
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Prince Lookalike Lip-Syncher / Billy Idol Lookalike Lip-Syncher / Talking Heads Musician
Marion Henley ...
Moonstone
James Jackson ...
Singing Watchman
Christopher Johnson ...
Mr. Tucker's Son
Jason Liebrecht ...
Hey Now Kid
Daniel Marder ...
Member of Fashion Show Band
Linda McCauley ...
Louis' Date at Chinese Restaurant
William McDaniel ...
Hey Now Kid
Huey P. Meaux ...
Wild Wild Life Club DJ / VJ
Chrissy Miller ...
Lip-Syncher
Brian Monroe ...
Hey Now Kid
Liz Moore ...
Teenage Girl in Field
Jessica Pendland ...
Hey Now Kid
Michael Pendland ...
Hey Now Kid
...
Sound Man
Tony Reynolds ...
Lip-Syncher
Alonzo Richard ...
Lip-Syncher
Stephen Seybold ...
Lip-Syncher
Hinpheth Siharath ...
Laotian Factory Worker
Frank Smith ...
Man in Church
Rex Taylor Smith ...
Member of Air Band
Ric Spiegel ...
Passerby in Mall
Eric 'E.T.' Thorngren ...
Lip-Syncher
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Member of Air Band
Phyllis Wallace ...
Woman at Plant
Vernon Watts ...
Member of Gospel Band
Angus G. Wynne III ...
Dancing Businessman
Tina Weymouth ...
Lip-Syncher / Talking Heads musician
Kelly Wright ...
Factory Girl #2
Meredith Zednick ...
Lip-Syncher
Vangie Barefoot
Ronna Cohen ...
Bass player in Air Band
Kenan Crinion
Chris Frantz ...
Cowboy Lip-Syncher / Talking Heads musician
Tonney Watts
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Keith Algier ...
Lip-Syncher
Bale Allen ...
Teenage Boy in Field
David Averett ...
Duck Hunter
Andrew Barach ...
Laughing Headline Reader #1
Art Barrington
Tyler Apache Belles ...
Precision Dancers
Caroline DeWolf
Randy Erwin ...
Himself
Richard Rowland
Louis Black ...
Marching Accordion Band Member (uncredited)
Victor Kiam ...
Himself (segment "Love for Sale") (archive footage) (uncredited)
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Himself (Puzzling Evidence segment) (archive footage) (uncredited)
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(uncredited)
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Produced by 

Michael Flynn ... associate producer
Gary Kurfirst ... producer
Karen Murphy ... co-producer
Edward R. Pressman ... executive producer
Neal Weisman ... associate producer

Music by 

David Byrne

Cinematography by 

Edward Lachman ... (as Ed Lachman)

Film Editing by 

Caroline Biggerstaff

Production Design by 

Barbara Ling

Costume Design by 

Elizabeth McBride

Production Management 

John Collier Bennett ... post-production supervisor

Second Unit Director or Assistant Director 

Ned Dowd ... first assistant director
Cara Giallanza ... second assistant director

Art Department 

Richard Allen ... art department assistant
John Hagen-Brenner ... assistant art director
Chris Henry ... construction foreman
Janet Stein ... wardrobe construction

Sound Department 

Leslie Shatz ... sound designer
Joel Shryack ... boom operator
Greg Smith ... sound recordist
Amy Vuckovich ... boom operator (as Amy Botefuhr)
David E. Turner ... machine room operator (uncredited)

Special Effects by 

Randy Fife ... special effects coordinator

Camera and Electrical Department 

Missy Boswell ... assistant camera
John Johns ... video playback operator
Philip C. Pfeiffer ... second camera operator
Kerry Rike ... key grip
R. Michael Yope ... electrician

Costume and Wardrobe Department 

Bill Edwards ... costume supervisor
Janet Lucas Lawler ... assistant costumer
L. Sher Williams ... assistant costumer (as Sher Williams)

Editorial Department 

Vicki Hiatt ... assistant editor
Glenn T. Morgan ... first assistant editor
Cheri Reed ... apprentice editor

Music Department 

Gary Clayton ... music editor
Kenneth Karman ... music editor
Jeff Kliment ... music editor
Will Collins ... playback singer (uncredited)

Other crew 

Janis Burklund ... production assistant
Tom De Nolf ... assistant to director
Joe Dishner ... location manager
Julie Hoffmann ... head production accountant
Jesse Long ... script supervisor: second unit
Adelle Lutz ... fashion show designer
Dee McCandless ... choreographer
Gene Menger ... choreographer
Deborah Pritchett ... assistant production coordinator
Anne Rapp ... script supervisor
Ron Deutsch ... production assistant (uncredited)

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