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The Unbelievable Truth (1989)

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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

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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)

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$546,541 (USA)
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Trivia

Even though she plays a teenager in it, when this movie was filed Adrienne Shelly was actually 23 years old. 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

Audry: I decided I can have faith in what I can't see.
Josh Hutton: What do you wanna see?
Josh Hutton: The world.
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Hal Hartley's best movie
30 January 1999 | by (Karlsuhe, Germany) – See all my reviews

One of my (maybe even "the") all time favorite movies.

A film about some average people, basically. Maybe a bit weird, some of those people, but that's how people are, if you look closely. What makes it so rewatchable for me are the wonderful dialogues and the wonderful characters. They feel so true.

IMHO, the very tight budget and schedule helped this movie become so good. It is so... concise. Hardly a word or scene wasted.

If you like movies by Jim Jarmusch or Richard Linklater, you might like this one, too.


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