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Trust (1990)

 -  Comedy | Drama  -  20 September 1991 (UK)
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When high school dropout Maria Coughlin announces her pregnancy to her parents, her father drops dead on the floor. Her mother kicks her out of the house and her boyfriend dumps her, so ... See full summary »

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Maria Coughlin
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Matthew Slaughter
Rebecca Nelson ...
Jean Coughlin (as Merritt Nelson)
John MacKay ...
Jim Slaughter
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Peg Coughlin
Gary Sauer ...
Anthony
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Ed
Suzanne Costollos ...
Rachel
Jeff Howard ...
Robert
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Nurse Paine
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Deli Man
Hannah Sullivan ...
Ruark Boss (as Patricia Sullivan)
Marko Hunt ...
John Coughlin
Kathryn Mederos ...
Factory Woman
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John Bill
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When high school dropout Maria Coughlin announces her pregnancy to her parents, her father drops dead on the floor. Her mother kicks her out of the house and her boyfriend dumps her, so Maria is left alone and homeless. This is when she meets Matthew Slaughter. Matthew is an educated high school graduate with a great talent for fixing electronic devices, but he can't hang on to a job because of his principled attitude towards quality. When Maria accepts Matthew's offer to help her, they begin to form a relationship with each other in which both of them begin to change. Written by Leon Wolters <wolters@strw.LeidenUniv.nl>

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A slightly twisted comedy

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20 September 1991 (UK)  »

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$700,000 (estimated)

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$356,122 (USA)
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Martin Donovan was cast as Matthew after Hal Hartley and Adrienne Shelly saw him in a performance at the Cucaracha Theater. See more »

Quotes

Matthew: How long do you think it'll take?
Maria Coughlin: I don't know. Not long, i guess.
Matthew: Are you okay?
Maria Coughlin: Yeah. You?
Matthew: I feel like smashing things up.
Maria Coughlin: Relax. There's nothing to worry about. Why don't you go for a walk.
Matthew: I don't wanna take a walk. You sure you wanna go through with this?
Maria Coughlin: What do you mean?
Matthew: Marry me.
Maria Coughlin: Don't be crazy.
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References Playtime (1967) See more »

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Symphony No. 5 in C Minor
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wonderful, horrible, mystical, hyper-realistic ride of a movie
22 December 1998 | by (New York) – See all my reviews

This is the film that made the film world (well, a tiny corner of the film world, anyway) sit up and take notice of an up-and-coming filmmaker named Hal Hartley. Trust exists as a unique little motion picture, a movie which creates a world which manages to be both ridiculous and real at the same time, a mixture mirroring the absurdity which, often times, dominates the structure of actual life. The most remarkable thing about this movie, though, is its ability to craft a charmingly sweet love story in the center out of what seems to be utter emptiness. Martin Donavan and Adrienne Shelley portray two characters, the likes of which I would challenge you to find carbon copies of anywhere in celluloid history. They are real, honest sketches of humanity, and with them Hartley is able to explore why and how we fall in love, and whether you agree with his interpretation of what is love, his love story comes across loud and clear. I once had a professor who claimed there are no new stories to be told. Well, I think Mr. Hartley may have stumbled across one...no, make that, calculatedly made one.


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