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A screwball comedy - with a twist!
An acting coach makes it big ... Not in Hollywood, but by coaching criminal defendants on how to win over juries. But when one of her clients turns on her, she's now the one being judged! | Full synopsis »
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  (in credits order)

Elisabeth Röhm ... Angela Masters

Sean Patrick Flanery ... Gary Langston

Eric Roberts ... Yaro Maroslav

Jim Holmes ... Brad Sanders

Rick Overton ... Uri Standinoff
John Fugelsang ... Prosecutor Smith
Kristina Lilley ... Detective Winslow

Pisay Pao ... Inona Kim
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Steve Anderson ... Cameraman
Allan Barlow ... Yevchenko
Danielle Barnum ... Mandy
Heidi Barrientes ... Doggie Daycare Owner
Samy Camara ... Nun (as Saman Nasir)

Michael Downey ... Young Fiancé
S. Joe Downing ... Inona's husband
Anthony L. Fuller Jr. ... Detective Jones
Angela Garner ... Courtroom attendee
Joe Gingerella ... Victim#1
Sarah Harlett ... June
Patricia Henderson ... Jury Foreman

Jay G. Hill ... Court room tuff guy

Russell Hodgkinson ... Creepy man
Ernie Joseph ... Assistant Prosecutor
Trevor Kelley ... Police Officer #1

Dennis Kleinsmith ... Buddy #1
Se Lautogia ... Robert Mac
Ken Leung ... Businessman

Henry Mark ... Stenographer

Jeff McKracken ... Buddy #2 (as Jeff Thomason)
David Over ... Courtroom Observer

Melissa Pang ... Reporter (as Melissa Pang Stenoien)

Andra Petru ... Cholia
Cheryl Richardson ... Mrs. Wilson
Carol Roscoe ... Haley

Sammy The Dwarf ... Waiter
Kelly Schweinfurth ... Dale Finnley (as Kelly Correll)
Karen Skrinde ... Finger Pointing Woman
Carol Swarbrick ... Mrs. Baroskita
Kevin Warren ... Mr. Wilson

Bruce Weech ... Baliff
Peter Weinstein ... Dr. Mayfield

Shawnj West ... Jerry Cross (Talent Agent)
Owen Yen ... Judge Roberts

Lee Ryan Coston ... Suspect (uncredited)
Anne Sheridan Kennedy ... Don't Litter Advocate (uncredited)
Ray Lee ... Rock Star (uncredited)

Directed by
Colleen Patrick 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Colleen Patrick  creator
Colleen Patrick  screenplay

Produced by
Jane Charles .... executive producer
Larry Estes .... producer
Colleen Patrick .... executive producer
Jennifer Roth .... producer
Gary Allen Tucci .... executive producer
Original Music by
Ragnar Rosinkranz 
Cinematography by
Paul Mailman 
Film Editing by
Stephen R. Myers 
Casting by
Russell Boast 
Richard Pagano 
Stephen Salamunovich 
Production Design by
Rachel M. Thompson 
Set Decoration by
Angela J. Smith 
Costume Design by
Rebecca Luke 
Makeup Department
Danyale Cook .... hair department head
Eva Robins .... assistant makeup artist
Dawn Tunnell .... makeup department head
Production Management
Alexis Arnold .... production manager
Kathie McCallister .... post-production supervisor
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Tyler Beem .... second second assistant director
Megan Griffiths .... first assistant director
Jessica Hong .... second assistant director
Art Department
Brady J. Condit .... on-set dresser
Crow .... set dresser
Jeffrey W. Crow .... leadman
Alan Feffer .... construction coordinator
Lacey Leavitt .... art department coordinator
Oscar Lofgren .... props
Michael McCombe .... greensman
Chris McFadden .... property master
Kenneth Milfred .... key leadman
Beth Peterson .... scenic
Jeff Ringer .... lead scenic
Crista Schneider .... buyer
Brad Turner .... assistant property master
Brad Turner .... assistant property master
Ed Vance .... art construction
Sound Department
Tom Condon .... boom operator
Jesse Dodd .... foley mixer (as Jesse K-D. Dodd)
Sam Gray .... foley recordist
Dave Howe .... re-recording mixer
Jamie Hunsdale .... foley artist
Robert Marts .... sound mixer
Michael McAuliffe .... sound effects editor
Matt Sheldon .... boom operator
Special Effects by
Carly Sertic .... special effects foreman
Kai Shelton .... special effects coordinator
Dana Dru Evenson .... stunt double
Art Hickman .... stunt driver
Michael Hilow .... stunt coordinator
Camera and Electrical Department
Edward Barnes .... gaffer (as Ted Barnes)
Edward Barnes .... gaffer
Martin Cameron .... best boy electric
Garrett Cantrell .... grip
Steve Colgrove .... electrician
Brianne Cronkhite .... second assistant camera
Webb Davis .... camera loader
Ronnie Dennis .... first assistant camera: "a" camera
Frank DiMarco .... still photographer
Bruce Henderson .... dolly grip
Mexico Jacobson .... best boy grip
Theresa Majeres .... grip
Ryan Middleton .... electrician
Chris Purkiss .... grip
David Robinson .... electrician
Jeremiah Skender .... electrician
Gregory D. Smith .... key grip
Justin Stroh .... electrician
Bryan 'fro' Waters .... grip
Michael LePard .... lighting technician (uncredited)
Casting Department
Denise Gibbs .... extras casting
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Teresa Purkiss .... wardrobe supervisor
Sica Schmitz .... wardrobe assistant
Editorial Department
Tim Maffia .... senior colorist
Location Management
Dave Drummond .... assistant location manager
David Nugent .... assistant location manager
Chris Oliver .... location assistant
Jerry Percival .... assistant location manager
Bethany Stowell .... location production assistant
Mark Wygant .... location manager
Transportation Department
William Archuletta .... driver
Virgil S. Dosher .... driver
Larry Fee .... driver
David J. Guppy .... driver
Lance Hruza .... driver: honeywagon
Grady Hughes .... driver: cast
Ron King .... transportation captain
Ronnie King .... transportation coordinator
Robert Mair .... driver
Clark Porter .... driver
William Powell .... picture car coordinator (as Bill Powell)
Harry Taylor .... transportation co-captain
Cary Zanor .... driver
Other crew
Blake Alexander .... production assistant
Abby Bailey .... payroll accountant
Heidi Barrientes .... extras wrangler
Sam Blan .... international sales
Cheryl Cowan .... continuity
John 'JR' Craigmile .... production accountant
Shanti Delsarte .... production coordinator
Matt Estes .... accounting clerk
Paul Flores .... production assistant
Lauren Henry .... animal wrangler
Alison Kelly .... assistant production office coordinator
Ilona Síkhegyi Kelly .... set production assistant
Lacee Kloze .... key set production assistant (as Lacee Red)
Warren Large .... production assistant
Kathy Mann .... assistant wrangler
Victor Oleinikov .... production assistant
Merritt Riley .... production assistant
Lance Rosen .... legal services
Lance Rosen .... production assistant
Levi Smith .... production assistant
Sean Walsh .... production assistant
Shannon West .... production assistant
Barbara Zambrano .... production assistant
Brittany Christine .... stand-in: female lead (uncredited)

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99 min (approx.)
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[first lines]
Angela Masters:[narrating] When I graduated from Tucker Acting School - "go parakeets!" - they called me a drama queen. I don't know why. I never wanted to act, I wanted to coach. To direct. Coaching actors is like showing them how to create a new personality for the character they play. That's scary. Here I am receiving the Best Director award, the big kahuna. The "mother Tucker". Things kinda went askew when I, *ahem*, started making major money coaching, giving sympathetic personality make-overs to... criminals.
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The Whole Truth takes a funny look at the legal system, 18 February 2013
Author: rgblakey from United States

Comedies are a dime a dozen nowadays so they are becoming harder and harder to top. There are times when a filmmaker attempts to try to take on a subject with comedy to make a statement about which is a tricky thing to make work. The latest film The Whole Truth seems to be doing this with the legal system sporting a decent cast including Elisabeth Rohm, Sean Patrick Flanery, and Eric Roberts, but does it accomplish in delivering its message and the comedy?

The Whole Truth follows an acting coach whose client list are accused criminals in the attempt to make them presentable for court. When she over hears one of her clients she helped free is planning a crime and has targeted her for murder, she is forced to use her own teachings to change herself and in doing so finds out who she really is. There are some pretty funny moments in this film, mostly thanks to Eric Roberts, but sadly it mostly gets lost in itself. Without the explanation of where the filmmaker is trying to go and tell the audience this film is really all over the place and convoluted. Once you understand the message the movie makes a bit more sense, but still has some issues flowing smoothly. At first it makes complete sense and then it starts to jump around a bit and loses you. The performances are all decent, with Roberts being the most stand out of the bunch. His over the top performance is so ridiculous that it is way more entertaining than it deserves to be. The rest of the cast deliver what they can, but it's hard to tell if they want it to be an over the top comedy or it just happens to play out that way.

This isn't a horrible movie, but at the same time it struggles trying to come together. As mentioned the message is key to understand what they are trying to tell the audience which is a social commentary on the legal system to really appreciate any aspect of this film.

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