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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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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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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)  »

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A Incrível Verdade  »

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$75,000 (estimated)

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$546,541 (USA)
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Filmed in just 11 days. See more »

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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 »

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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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Hal's a Genius
4 July 2004 | by (Stockton, UK) – See all my reviews

I've been a big fan of HH for about 10 years and this is one of his most accessable films.

After 15-ish years Josh Hutton (Robert Burke) comes back to his home town to confront old demons, supposedly he killed a few people. Instead he finds Audrey (Adrienne Shelly), a teenaged girl who thinks the world is on brink of nuclear destruction.

As you may have noticed this is not the usual type of so-called romantic comedy, but in a weird quirky way that's what this film is.

HH's dialogue is a treasure trove of brilliant one-liners (almost every line that Audrey's father speaks) and the scene between Josh and Edie Falco where the same lines are repeated over and over is nothing short of greatness.

However, the film's budget might put some people off - I heard it was 75, 000 dollars.

If you are after a quirky film that will make you feel good (minus Tom Hanks and Meg Ryan) give The Unbelievable Truth a spin.

The Unbelievable Truth: 5/5


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