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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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Cast

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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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Storyline

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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Rated R for language | See all certifications »
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20 September 1991 (UK)  »

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$700,000 (estimated)

Gross:

$356,122 (USA)
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Trivia

In an interview, Hal Hartley once explained that he made the movie on the spur of the moment because he wanted to work with Shelly again immediately after making The Unbelievable Truth (1989), so he had very little money and very little time. The movie was shot in 11 days. The reason he could do that, he said, was because so much of the direction was implied in the dialogue. The dialogue pretty much told the actors what to do. See more »

Quotes

Matthew Slaughter: I had a bad day, I had to subvert my principles and kowtow to an idiot. Television makes these daily sacrifices possible. Deadens the inner core of my being.
Maria Coughlin: Let's move away then.
Matthew Slaughter: They have television everywhere, there's no escape.
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Symphony No. 5 in C Minor
Ludwig van Beethoven
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Unique Gem of a movie
13 December 2003 | by (Phoenix, AZ) – See all my reviews

Trust me, this is one of the best made movies of all times. I cannot believe that more people don't know about this movie. It has a great story, brilliant acting and it's really funny. This is like the best Inde movie ever. But just see it for yourself and if you like it tell someone about it, because although it is a small film, it is great American art and should be recognized.


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