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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 »
User Reviews:
Hal's a Genius See more (21 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

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

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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Provided the Unbelievable Truth with a name for their band.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:
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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Movie Connections:
References A Fish Called Wanda (1988)See more »

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10 out of 10 people found the following review useful.
Hal's a Genius, 4 July 2004
Author: (mdsmith101@hotmail.com) from Stockton, UK

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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