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The Absolute Truth (1997)

A television newswoman (Seymour) must betray a friend in order to expose a presidential candidate (Devane) guilty of sexual harassment.

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James Keach
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Jane Seymour ... Alison Reid
Bruce Greenwood ... Jake Slaughter
Linda Purl ... Jean Douglas
Sean McCann ... Hal Gelson
Marina Palmier ... Patti Gonzalez (as Marina Gonzales Palmier)
Barbara Eve Harris ... Ellen Williams
Ramona Milano
Torri Higginson
Andy Velasquez Andy Velasquez
William Devane ... Sen. Emmett Hunter
Frank Moore ... Mike Tormel
Mario Romano Mario Romano ... Mitko
Christopher Crumb Christopher Crumb ... Ray
Tre Smith ... Luiz Gonzales Jr. (as Trevor Cameron Smith)
Lynne Deragon Lynne Deragon ... Judge
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A television newswoman (Seymour) must betray a friend in order to expose a presidential candidate (Devane) guilty of sexual harassment.

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

30 April 1997 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Spin See more »

Filming Locations:

Toronto, Ontario, Canada

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Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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" I Did Not Sexually Harass That Women "
18 May 2005 | by Theo RobertsonSee all my reviews

American politics ? Very strange concept since Bill Clinton seems to have got up to all sorts of naughty stuff while he was in The White House and nobody it seemed could care less , then during the 2004 Presidential election between Kerry and Dubya the number one issue for voters was " morals " . Is there anything more fickle than an American voter I ask ?

THE ABSOLUTE TRUTH centres around Alison Reid a television journalist who senses a story about Presidential candidate Senator Hunter who is such a dirty dog when it comes to women Bill Clinton has to lock up Monica . Oh and at no time is there any ambiguity - Hunter is completely guilty of sexual harassment , anything in a skirt is fair game for Horny Hunter .

I think this script might have confused the previous commentator who says the story doesn't make any sense after the shock twist at the end . It does actually make sense but because it's a TVM with Jane Seymour playing Alison Reid the audiences expectation is somewhat shaken when it becomes clear that it's not a self righteous moral story - It's an intelligent amoral story where the media is a double edged sword . I was slightly amazed the way the story turned out since as is often the case with these TVMs it's very run of the mill for the most part but the ending is totally unexpected which lifts THE ABSOLUTE TRUTH above countless other chick flick TVMs


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