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True Colors (1991)

R | | Drama | 15 March 1991 (USA)
Best friends from law school to election night, their friendship is sorely tested when one learns of another's betrayal.

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Tim Gerrity
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Diana Stiles
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John Palmeri
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Sen. James Stiles
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Joan Stiles
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Sen. Frank Steubens
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Doug Stubblefield
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Fanne
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Sen. Lockerby
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Peter and Tim are both law students looking to get into the battleground of politics in Washington, but they both have different ideals and ethics. Tim wants to pursue a career in justice, but Peter is determined to be a big political power broker any way he can, even if that means bending the rules. As their careers push them towards political opposites, their friendship must constantly adapt to the new situation. Written by Murray Chapman <muzzle@cs.uq.oz.au>

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Friendship and betrayal; Its not all black and white. See more »

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Rated R for language and sensuality | See all certifications »
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15 March 1991 (USA)  »

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A Um Passo do Poder  »

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$418,807 (USA)
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Trivia

The film's opening title card reads: "University of Virginia Law School 1983". See more »

Goofs

In the parking garage scene, Peter recognizes the car of a senator from Kentucky by the license plate on the front of his car. Kentucky did not issue front plates at any time in the 1980's or 1990's. See more »

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Tim Gerrity: My old man had a saying, that friendship is like the morning dew: It settles on some roses, and it settles on some dog shit.
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Referenced in Seinfeld: The Frogger (1998) See more »

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what politics is all about

How do politicians become so corrupt? This film explores one pathway: ambitious young man willing to bend the law, take opportunities (or make them) as they come, sacrifice friendship, invent the facts to suit the occasion etc.

This time, however, we have the pleasure of seeing some accountability - too bad it doesn't happen more often.

Well acted, well directed. I gave it 8.


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