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The Unbelievable Truth (1989)

R  |   |  Comedy, Drama, Romance  |  8 November 1990 (Australia)
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After serving time for murder, Josh Hutton returns to his home town where me meets Audry Hugo. No one can remember exactly what Josh did, but they are all wary of him, especially Audry's ... See full summary »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
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Audry
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Josh (as Robert Burke)
Chris Cooke ...
Vic Hugo (as Christopher Cooke)
Julia McNeal ...
Pearl
Katherine Mayfield ...
Liz Hugo
Gary Sauer ...
Emmet
Mark Chandler Bailey ...
Mike (as Mark Bailey)
David Healy ...
Todd Whitbread
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Otis: Driver - Bum
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Jane - The Waitress
Jeff Howard ...
Irate Driver
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His Wife
Ross Turner ...
Their Son
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Bill (as Paul Schultze)
Mike Brady ...
Bob
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Storyline

After serving time for murder, Josh Hutton returns to his home town where me meets Audry Hugo. No one can remember exactly what Josh did, but they are all wary of him, especially Audry's father. Written by Tom Unger <unger@raindrop.seaslug.org>

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8 November 1990 (Australia)  »

Also Known As:

A Incrível Verdade  »

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$75,000 (estimated)

Gross:

$546,541 (USA)
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Trivia

The paperback that Audry is reading in the bookstore scene is THE JESUS FACTOR, a 1970 work of fiction about the threat of( or actual lack of the threat) of nuclear war. See more »

Goofs

When Audry and Emmet are walking in the street rite after Audry tells Emmet she does not want to go out with him anymore if you look behind Audry you can see a car approach the corner and a crew member directing the car to turn left so it does not interfere with the shot, the crew member even walks up to the car. See more »

Quotes

Josh Hutton: The last time I took a drink, I got into a car crash and I killed a girl.
Otis: No!
Josh Hutton: Yeah.
Otis: That's enough to drive you to drink.
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Featured in Cinefile: Made in the USA (1993) See more »

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The truth is , this is an unbelievably intriguing film...bravo!
4 December 2006 | by (Toledo, Ohio) – See all my reviews

Audry (Adrienne Shelly) is a brainy and beautiful girl living in Long Island. She has just been accepted to Harvard, no less, but has to bargain with her father about attending the famous school. She is just turning 18 and wants to major in literature. Father insists on her getting a part time job and choosing to study communications. At this moment on LI, also, a convicted man has just returned to his home turf. His name is Josh and no one is sure what he did, but it seems that he killed two or more people. Audry has a chance meeting with him and is smitten. She even gets him a job at her father's automobile shop. How in the world is this a match made in heaven? No description is really adequate to relate the events in this film. Rather than plot driven, it is a quirky, intelligent film where conversation and the unexpected reign mightily. The script is just stunning. Where else, I might suggest, can you view a film that offers explanations on the merits of Moliere's Misanthrope and the workings of a car's transmission apparatus? All of the actors, the costumes, the look, and the direction of the film are very, very worthy, too. (Sadly, Ms. Shelly was murdered in 2006 in NYC). There is a smattering of bad language and the subject matter is adult, so the movie is not suitable for an underage audience. Nevertheless, if you definitely want to take a walk down the aisle of vintage, independent films, pick this one up without delay. It is a gem, even years after its creation.


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