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Trust (1990)

After being thrown away from home, Maria encounters a lady who complains of not having children. Almost getting raped, she ends up in an abandoned house, where she meets Matthew. When a baby is kidnapped Maria sets out to find the lady.

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Matthew Slaughter
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Jean Coughlin (as Merritt Nelson)
John MacKay ...
Jim Slaughter
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Peg Coughlin
Gary Sauer ...
Anthony
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Suzanne Costollos ...
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Jeff Howard ...
Robert
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Deli Man
Hannah Sullivan ...
Ruark Boss (as Patricia Sullivan)
Marko Hunt ...
John Coughlin
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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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Comedy | Drama

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

Also Known As:

A semmi ágán  »

Box Office

Budget:

$700,000 (estimated)

Gross:

$356,122 (USA)
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1.85 : 1
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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

Maria Coughlin: Do you miss your kids?
Peg Coughlin: Sure.
Maria: Do you hate your husband?
Peg: Absolutely.
Maria: Would you ever get married again?
Peg: Of course.
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Great Movie
31 August 2003 | by (Reykjavík, Iceland) – See all my reviews

I had heard about this film but never got myself around it to watch it. But one night I had nothing to do so I decided to rent a movie. I came across Trust and rented it and I loved it. It had a great story, brilliant acting and character development. The direction was excellent. It is a movie that is pretty hard to desribe and I am not the one who should be writing to many words about it but I really liked the movie and recomend every movie fan to see it.


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