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The Unbelievable Truth ()


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A man returns to his home town after serving a prison sentence for homicide, and finds that the details of the crime have been forgotten and replaced with local legends and rumors.

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Audry
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Josh (as Robert Burke)
Chris Cooke ...
Vic Hugo (as Christopher Cooke)
Julia McNeal ...
Pearl
Katherine Mayfield ...
Liz Hugo
Gary Sauer ...
Emmet
Mark Chandler Bailey ...
Mike (as Mark Bailey)
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Todd Whitbread
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Otis: Driver - Bum
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Jane - The Waitress
Jeff Howard ...
Irate Driver
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His Wife
Ross Turner ...
Their Son
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Bill (as Paul Schultze)
Mike Brady ...
Bob
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Gus
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News Vendor
Mary Sue Flynn ...
Girl at Counter

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Hal Hartley

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Hal Hartley ... (written by) (uncredited)

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Jerome Brownstein ... executive producer
Hal Hartley ... co-producer
Bruce Weiss ... co-producer

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Jim Coleman

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Michael Spiller ... director of photography

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Hal Hartley

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Nick Gomez ... assistant editor

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Carla Gerona

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Sarah Stollman

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Judy Chin ... hair stylist / makeup artist

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Bob Gosse ... production manager

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Ted Hope ... first assistant director

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Daniel Ouellette ... property master
Steve Rosenzweig ... graphic artist

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Nick Gomez ... sound recordist
Jeff Kushner ... boom operator
Reilly Steele ... re-recording mixer

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Richard Breen ... additional grip
Sarah Cawley ... first assistant camera
Joe Cochran ... best boy
Tory Estern ... additional gaffer
Anne Gwynn ... additional second assistant camera
Richard Ludwig ... still photographer
Tami Reiker ... second assistant camera
Chris Rogers ... key grip
Neil Shapiro ... additional second assistant camera
Frank Stubblefield ... gaffer
Heather White ... additional second assistant camera

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Kelly Reichardt ... wardrobe supervisor

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The Brothers Kendall ... performer: additional songs
Jim Coleman ... musician: keyboard sampling
Wild Blue Yonder ... performer: additional songs

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Peter Grand ... continuity advisor
Ann Ruark ... script supervisor

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Kaethe Fine ... office coordinator
Paul Giorgi ... production assistant
Dan Leiner ... production assistant
Mary McGloughlin ... production assistant
Megan O'Niel ... production assistant
Chris Parlow ... production assistant
Harriet Phillimore ... production assistant
Ilene Podgur ... production assistant
Andy Sands ... production assistant
Greg Skorka ... production assistant

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Plot Summary

After serving time for murder, Josh Hutton returns to his home town where me meets Audry Hugo. No one can remember exactly what Josh did, but they are all wary of him, especially Audry's father. Written by Tom Unger

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Also Known As
  • L'incroyable vérité (France)
  • La increíble verdad (Spain)
  • A Incrível Verdade (Portugal)
  • Невероятната истина (Bulgaria, Bulgarian title)
  • Невероятная правда (Soviet Union, Russian title)
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  • 90 min
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Budget $75,000 (estimated)

Did You Know?

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Trivia The paperback that Audry is reading in the bookstore scene is THE JESUS FACTOR, a 1970 work of fiction about the threat of (or actual lack of the threat) of nuclear war. See more »
Goofs When Audry and Emmet are walking in the street rite after Audry tells Emmet she does not want to go out with him anymore if you look behind Audry you can see a car approach the corner and a crew member directing the car to turn left so it does not interfere with the shot, the crew member even walks up to the car. See more »
Movie Connections Featured in The Freshman/The Jungle Book/Navy SEALs/The Unbelievable Truth/How to Make Love to a Negro Without Getting Tired (1990). See more »
Soundtracks Cruel Something There See more »
Quotes Jane - The Waitress: I know what you need.
Josh Hutton: Excuse me?
Jane - The Waitress: You need a woman.
Josh Hutton: Oh?
Jane - The Waitress: That girl is crazy.
Josh Hutton: I know but I like her.
Jane - The Waitress: Yeah, but she's leaving town.
Josh Hutton: So I've heard.
Jane - The Waitress: So come on, what do you say? I know what you need.
Josh Hutton: Excuse me.
Jane - The Waitress: You need a woman.
Josh Hutton: Oh.
Jane - The Waitress: That girl is crazy.
Josh Hutton: I know but I like her.
Jane - The Waitress: But she's leaving town.
Josh Hutton: So I've heard.
Jane - The Waitress: So come on, what do you say? I know what you need.
Josh Hutton: Excuse me.
Jane - The Waitress: That girl is crazy.
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