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True Crime (1995)

Mary Giordano is a bright, intelligent student who goes to a catholic school. She also has an addiction to mystery novels and detective magazines (hence the title of the movie), which ... See full summary »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Alicia Silverstone ... Mary Giordano
Kevin Dillon ... Tony Campbell
Bill Nunn ... Detective Jerry Guinn
Michael Bowen ... Earl Parkins
Ann Devaney ... Sherry Tarnley
Joshua Schaefer Joshua Schaefer ... John Giordano
Marla Sokoloff ... Vicki Giordano
Jennifer Savidge ... Celia Giordano
Tara Subkoff ... Liz McConnell
David Packer David Packer ... Sergeant Collins
Alissa Dowdy Alissa Dowdy ... Kathleen Donlevy
Aimee Brooks ... Margie Donlevy
Brian Wankum Brian Wankum ... Roger
Melissa DeLizia ... Girl #1
Tiombe Lockhart Tiombe Lockhart ... Girl #2 (as Tiombe Anika Lockhart)
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Mary Giordano is a bright, intelligent student who goes to a catholic school. She also has an addiction to mystery novels and detective magazines (hence the title of the movie), which inspire her to do her own detective work. When she starts snooping around on the case of a murderer of teenage girls, it gets her in hot water with her mentor Detective Jerry Gunn. But it also starts a team up with police cadet Tony Campbell. The two work together to find the murderer. But the closer Mary gets to solving the murder, the more danger she puts herself in of being the next victim. Written by Pat McCurry <ccgrad97@aol.com>

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Rated R for psychopathic violence, strong sexuality and language | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

25 July 1996 (Spain) See more »

Also Known As:

True Crime See more »

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Trimark Pictures See more »
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Dolby

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Color
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Trivia

This film is sometimes confused with True Crime (1999), starring Clint Eastwood. That film came out four years after this film. See more »

Goofs

When Mary reads the case file after breaking into the police office, the word "HOMICIDE" is misspelled "HOMOCIDE". See more »

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Referenced in True Detective: After You've Gone (2014) See more »

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Performed by Mercury 5
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Not seeing this film would be a true crime.
14 April 1999 | by movieguy-36See all my reviews

This is the best made-for-TV movie of all-time! Am I saying this because I'm a huge Silverstone fan? Partially, but even without her, I'd still see it. I'm a fan of serial killer genre films, and believe this to be a great entry in that category. Also, Mary Giordano easily ranks among Alicia's top five character creations. Totally memorable - like she really exists. I'd have her on my side, too, if there was a mystery to be solved. She plays the character, like she does with her real life, with complete confidence in everything she does. Seems sweet, honest, nice...just like she is in real life. So is that acting? Yes, indeed, she's sort of a rebel once again. This time she's not bad, she's too good and a bit afraid to do things that seem above the law. But she doesn't do things the normal teenager would do. Instead, she spends her time reading detective mags and solves crimes. A cliche abounds: she's sort of avenging her father's death, in a different way than vigilante-style. At the time, Alicia seemed to be playing the same characters: rebellious, seductive, without a parent, a loner. This happens here, too, but she's a bit nerdy this time around. That doesn't matter; she's still cool as a nerd. Check this out soon, or else Giordano will be investigating why you haven't...


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