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The Unbelievable Truth
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8 November 1990 (Australia) See more »
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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... See more » | Add synopsis »
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2 nominations See more »
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Cast

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Adrienne Shelly ... Audry

Robert John Burke ... 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

Matt Malloy ... Otis: Driver - Bum

Edie Falco ... Jane - The Waitress
Jeff Howard ... Irate Driver

Kelly Reichardt ... His Wife
Ross Turner ... Their Son

Paul Schulze ... Bill (as Paul Schultze)
Mike Brady ... Bob

Bill Sage ... Gus

Tom Thon ... News Vendor
Mary Sue Flynn ... Girl at Counter
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Directed by
Hal Hartley 
 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Hal Hartley  written by (uncredited)

Produced by
Jerome Brownstein .... executive producer
Hal Hartley .... co-producer
Bruce Weiss .... co-producer
 
Original Music by
Jim Coleman 
 
Cinematography by
Michael Spiller (director of photography)
 
Film Editing by
Hal Hartley 
 
Production Design by
Carla Gerona 
 
Set Decoration by
Sarah Stollman 
 
Makeup Department
Judy Chin .... hair stylist
Judy Chin .... makeup artist
 
Production Management
Bob Gosse .... production manager
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Ted Hope .... first assistant director
 
Art Department
Daniel Ouellette .... property master
Steve Rosenzweig .... graphic artist
 
Sound Department
Nick Gomez .... sound recordist
Jeff Kushner .... boom operator
Reilly Steele .... sound re-recording mixer
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Richard Breen .... additional grip
Sarah Cawley .... first assistant camera
Joe Cochran .... best boy
Tory Estern .... additional gaffer
Anne Gwynn .... additional second assistant camera
Richard Ludwig .... still photographer
Tami Reiker .... second assistant camera
Chris Rogers .... key grip
Neil Shapiro .... additional second assistant camera
Frank Stubblefield .... gaffer
Heather White .... additional second assistant camera
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Kelly Reichardt .... wardrobe supervisor
 
Editorial Department
Nick Gomez .... assistant editor
 
Music Department
The Brothers Kendall .... performer: additional songs
Jim Coleman .... musician: keyboard sampling
Wild Blue Yonder .... performer: additional songs
 
Other crew
Kaethe Fine .... office coordinator
Paul Giorgi .... production assistant
Peter Grand .... continuity advisor
Dan Leiner .... production assistant
Mary McGloughlin .... production assistant
Megan O'Niel .... production assistant
Chris Parlow .... production assistant
Harriet Phillimore .... production assistant
Ilene Podgur .... production assistant
Ann Ruark .... script supervisor
Andy Sands .... production assistant
Greg Skorka .... production assistant
 

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90 min
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Filmed in just 11 days.See more »
Goofs:
Crew or equipment visible: 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:
Jane - The Waitress:I know what you need.
Josh Hutton:Excuse me?
Jane - The Waitress:You need a woman.
Josh Hutton:Oh?
Jane - The Waitress:That girl is crazy.
Josh Hutton:I know but I like her.
Jane - The Waitress:Yeah, but she's leaving town.
Josh Hutton:So I've heard.
Jane - The Waitress:So come on, what do you say? I know what you need.
Josh Hutton:Excuse me.
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Featured in Cinefile: Made in the USA (1993) (TV)See more »

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6 out of 6 people found the following review useful.
Are you a priest or something?, 30 January 1999
Author: daver-4 from Virginia

This is a great movie! When I went to see it in 1990, I had no idea what it was about. I had a pass for a free screening. What luck that was--I have not been the same since. I love deadpan comedies, and this one is the best I've seen--it paved the way for Welcome to the Dollhouse and Bottle Rocket in 1996, and director Hal Hartley has become a well-known figure in the art house scene (too bad he has never been able to duplicate the success of his first movie). Robert John Burke plays the ex con mechanic, mistaken as a man of the cloth by several characters. Adrienne Shelley (where is she now?) plays the depressed teenager who falls in love with him, despite his mysterious past (did he really kill her best friend's sister?) Shelley appeared in Hartley's second film, Trust, and then made a low budget teen comedy (can't think of the title). Burke went on to replace Peter Weller as RoboCop and star in "Thinner." What a waste of two great talents! This movie has it all--romance, comedy, a quirky soundtrack, George Washington obsession, fun with crescent wrenches, and just a bit of drama. "Listen......bombs." See it!

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