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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
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
Owen Yen ... Judge Roberts
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 .... sound 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
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
Cheryl Cowan .... continuity
John 'JR' Craigmile .... production accountant
Shanti Delsarte .... production coordinator
Dave Drummond .... assistant location manager
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
David Nugent .... assistant location manager
Victor Oleinikov .... production assistant
Chris Oliver .... location assistant
Jerry Percival .... assistant location manager
Merritt Riley .... production assistant
Lance Rosen .... legal services
Lance Rosen .... production assistant
Levi Smith .... production assistant
Bethany Stowell .... location production assistant
Sean Walsh .... production assistant
Shannon West .... production assistant
Mark Wygant .... location manager
Barbara Zambrano .... production assistant
Brittany Christine .... stand-in: female lead (uncredited)

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Additional Details

99 min (approx.)
Aspect Ratio:
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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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4 out of 8 people found the following review useful.
The Awful Truth, 4 June 2009
Author: talksnakey from United States

There are some movies that start badly, but make me hope for something worth staying for. Sometimes I am rewarded, sometimes I end up just satisfied enough and sometimes I just laugh at the train wreck that is unfolding before me...

...and sometimes, I get to the 30 minute mark and realize that the movie was always dead on arrival, and that there really isn't even a shred of hope.

Welcome to "The Whole Truth".

The "You're lucky I'm not Korean" line (spoken to a dog...oh, I get it!) was one of many painful and embarrassingly bad attempts at humor. I mean without exaggeration that the writing is truly cringe-worthy. Ever watch amateur comedians flop on stage and feel embarrassed for them?'s that bad.

I heard a few quiet (and possibly just nervous/embarrassed) giggles in the first half hour. For a movie that promised "rapid-fire" laughs, there was a painful amount of silence in the theatre.

Additionally, the soundtrack was right out of a sitcom pilot that never got picked up for a first season, the acting was forced and brutally unfunny, and the general feel of the movie was that of a decent concept given terribly amateur treatment.

Oddly, I read a comment about a test screening that went really well. The audience at the (sold out!) Seattle Int'l Film Festival screening would probably beg to differ, and the reviews on the SIFF site are very telling.

I would have been very curious to see the Q&A session after the movie. I can't help but wonder if anything of interest was said. Did the filmmakers receive any honest feedback? I've heard that Sundance audiences have actually booed and hissed at selected screenings...I've never seen that happen here.

Then again, I had to leave at the 30 minute mark. I couldn't take it anymore.

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