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After being thrown out of her house, Maria encounters a married woman who complains of not having children. Maria ends up in an abandoned house, where she meets Matthew. When a baby is kidnapped Maria sets out to find the woman.

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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
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Anthony
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Ed
Suzanne Costollos ...
Rachel
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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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Biker Mom (as Julie Sukman)
Robby Anderson ...
Joey Blech
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Diner Guy
Bea Delizio ...
Woman on Couch
Tamu Favorite ...
Salesgirl
Leo Gosse ...
Uncle Leo
Elizabeth Gouse ...
Grace Blech
Mildred Jones ...
Nurse #2
Pathena Parish ...
Factory Girl
Scott Robinson ...
Bartender
Nena Segal ...
Aunt Fay
Jean Kay Sifford ...
Lori
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Mrs. Blech

Directed by

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Hal Hartley

Written by

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Hal Hartley ... ()

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Jerome Brownstein ... executive producer
Hal Hartley ... producer
Ted Hope ... line producer
Bruce Weiss ... producer

Music by

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The Great Outdoors
Philip Reed

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Michael Spiller

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Nick Gomez

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Mark Bailey ... apprentice editor
Kate Sanford ... assistant film editor

Production Design by

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Daniel Ouellette

Art Direction by

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Julie Fabian

Costume Design by

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Claudia Brown

Makeup Department

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Judy Chin ... hair stylist / makeup artist

Production Management

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A. Seymour Ruark ... production manager
Ann Ruark ... production manager

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Ted Hope ... first assistant director
Eddie Rosenstein ... second assistant director
Richard Spector ... second second assistant director

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Wendy Jo Cohen ... outside props
Linda Harvey ... set carpenter
Timothy Knight ... inside props
Bob O'Hagan ... art department assistant / carpenter
Christopher Woods ... scenic artist

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Tom Paul ... boom operator
Jeff Pullman ... sound mixer
Kate Sanford ... sound editor
Reilly Steele ... post-production sound mixer

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Phil Neilson ... stunt coordinator

Camera and Electrical Department

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Richard Breen ... best boy
Chris Buck ... still photographer
Sarah Cawley ... first assistant camera
Michael Fradianni ... third electrician
Karsten Gopinath ... grip
Christopher Harrington ... second assistant camera
Richard Ludwig ... grip
William J. McDevitt ... grip
Michael Spiller ... camera operator
Frank Stubblefield ... gaffer
William J. Taylor ... key grip

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Andrea Flesch ... wardrobe assistant
Elizabeth Jenyon ... wardrobe supervisor

Location Management

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Bob Gosse ... location manager

Script and Continuity Department

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Tom McNulty ... script supervisor
Adrienne Tien ... script supervisor

Additional Crew

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Tracy Bauer ... production intern
Tina Berger ... production intern
Laurel Bridges ... production assistant
Alan Bruckner ... production assistant
David Doernberg ... production assistant
Brian Gutherman ... production assistant
Heather McGowan ... production assistant
Desiree Perri ... production auditor
Don Philbricht ... production intern
Brian Quinn ... production intern
Ingrid Rudefors ... production coordinator
Jim Soscie ... production intern
Paul Steinman ... production intern
Sarah Vogel ... assistant production coordinator
Vincent R. Nebrida ... Marketing Coordinator (uncredited)
Crew believed to be complete

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Plot Summary

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

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Taglines A slightly twisted comedy See more »
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Also Known As
  • Trust Me (Japan, English title)
  • Trust me (France)
  • Trust - Blindes Vertrauen (Germany)
  • Trust (Confía en mí) (Spain)
  • Uma Questão de Confiança (Portugal)
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  • 107 min
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Budget $700,000 (estimated)

Did You Know?

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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 »
Movie Connections Featured in V.I. Warshawski/Trust/Life Stinks/Mobsters/Slacker (1991). See more »
Soundtracks Walk Away See more »
Quotes Maria: Not because you love me or anything like that?
Matthew: I respect and admire you.
Maria: Is that love?
Matthew: No, that's respect and admiration.
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