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Tru Confessions (2002)

TV-G | | Drama, Comedy, Family | TV Movie 5 April 2002
Trudy Walker hated her life. She thought it was totally messed up until she found out about a contest that could change everything..

Director:

Paul Hoen

Writers:

Janet Tashjian (novel), Stu Krieger (teleplay)
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Clara Bryant Clara Bryant ... Tru
Shia LaBeouf ... Eddie
Mare Winningham ... Ginny
William Francis McGuire ... Bob
Nicole Dicker ... Denise
Kevin Duhaney Kevin Duhaney ... Jake
Yani Gellman ... Billy
Craig Eldridge Craig Eldridge ... Mr. Taylor
Jennifer Foster Jennifer Foster ... DeeDee
Rahnuma Panthaky ... Ms. Hinchey
Colm Magner Colm Magner ... Coach Rice
Arnold Pinnock ... Dr. Dean Cutler
Bruce Vavrina Bruce Vavrina ... Librarian
Kelly Bodanis Kelly Bodanis ... Ms. Willow
Raven Dauda ... Nancy
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Storyline

Trudy 'Tru' Walker thought she had the worst life ever and having a father who was always working, a mother who never took her side, and a mentally challenged brother didn't help. But when Tru gets a chance to follow her dream and star in a TV Show, she finds out what it really means to be a family. Written by Chris Kelley <kitagawa_kenta@hotmail.com>

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Drama | Comedy | Family

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Most of the movie was shot inside of Toronto, Ontario, Canada. In one of the scenes, when the children exit the ferry, the shot shows the CN Tower and other major buildings in Toronto. The school scenes were filmed at Danforth Collegiate and Technical Institute, which is located in Toronto. See more »

Goofs

Sometimes, when Tru says WTUV, her lips say KTUV. See more »

Quotes

Ginny: It's okay, everybody makes mistakes.
Eddie: Except for God, right, Mom? If God made mistakes, the world would look like a kid did it.
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Connections

References Titanic (1997) See more »

Soundtracks

Am I the Only One
Written by Ed Robertson (uncredited)
Performed by Barenaked Ladies
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Ten stars for Shia Labeouf's performance.
29 May 2002 | by mack3175See all my reviews

I mean he's not even Twenty yet, and he is already showing he's good at drama as well as comedy. He is like the next Robin Williams. You may know him best has the goofy oddball brother in Even Stevens. But in this film he plays Eddie, a teenager strugling with a mental disabilty, who tries to make the best out of things. He gave a real good performance. Clara Bryant also gave a good performance has Tru, Eddie's sweet but uptight sister. Mare Winningham is good has there patient mom. A sweet film for the whole family.


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USA | Canada

Language:

English

Release Date:

5 April 2002 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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Filming Locations:

Toronto, Ontario, Canada

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Production Co:

Chanticleer Films See more »
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Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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