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Adapted by John Gregory Dunne and Joan Didion from Dunne's novel, True Confessions uses the still-unsolved "Black Dahlia" murder as the foundation for a devastating attack on big-city corruption -- in which it appears that many of the perpetrators wear clerical collars. In, Los Angeles detective Tom Spellacy Robert Duvall is assigned to investigate the death of a priest, who apparently suffered a heart attack while being serviced by a prostitute. Meanwhile, Tom's brother, young Catholic monsignor Des Spellacy Robert De Niro , is reluctantly currying favor with crooked contractor Jack Amsterdam Charles Durning , the better to finance an expansion of Des' church.
The unifying factor between Tom and Des, beyond their sibling relationship, turns out to be the grisly murder of a hooker. The key words in the labyrinthine proceedings are power, ambition, and hypocrisy. Ulu Grosbard. John Gregory Dunne , Joan Didion.
Oct 7, Robert Duvall as Det. Tom Spellacy. Charles Durning as Jack Amsterdam. Ed Flanders as Dan T. Burgess Meredith as Seamus Fargo. Rose Gregorio as Brenda Samuels. Cyril Cusack as Cardinal Danaher. Kenneth McMillan as Frank Crotty. Dan Hedaya as Howard Terkel. Gwen Van Dam as Mrs. Thomas Hill as Mr.
Jeanette Nolan as Mrs. Jorge Cervera Jr. Susan Myers as Bride. Louisa Moritz as Whore. Darwyn Carson as Lorna Keane. Pat Corley as Sonny McDonough. Matthew Faison as Reporter. Richard Foronjy as Ambulance driver. Joe Medalis as Deputy Coroner.
James Hong as Coroner Wong. Ron Ryan as Detective.
True Confessions is a American neo-noir crime film directed by Ulu Grosbard and starring Robert De Niro and Robert Duvall as the brothers Spellacy . Charles Durning in True Confessions () Robert Duvall and Kenneth McMillan in True Confessions () Robert De Niro in True Confessions () .
Louis Basile as Detective. Paul Valentine as Detective. Louise Fitch as Older nun. Margery Nelson as 2nd Nun. Frederic Cook as Brenda's trick. Kirk Patrick Brennan as Acolyte. Fred Dennis as Man. Shelly Batt as Girl. Mary Munday as Nun.
Robert Arthur as Newscaster. Colin Hamilton as Headwaiter. Amanda Cleveland as Lois. Pierrino Mascarino as Suspect. Michael Callahan Jr. Ron Stein as Stuntman. Harry Pavelis as Cardinal's Attendant. Eddie Hice as Stuntman.
Luisa Leschin as Towel Girl. Bob Arthur as Newscaster. Bill Furnell as Newscaster. Sig Frohlich as Waiter. Steve Arvin as Radio Announcer. Steve Powers as Photographer. Joseph H. Choi as Pathologist. Sharron Miller as Movie Star. Kevin Breslin as Boy. Jeff Howard as Priest. Harry "Slim" Duncan as Priest at Banquet. Dec 18, Full Review….
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View All Critic Reviews Jan 22, And not only is it slow, but it has virtually no climax or plot and the ending just sort of happens. That being said, Robert De Niro and Robert Duvall give some good performances the latter doing a better job and there are some scenes that are particularly interesting, not to mention that the production design is impeccable. Stephen E Super Reviewer.
asotivehezoq.tk Nov 14, With all the talent in front of the camera there is no way this should be as inert as it is. Visually impressive drama is not terrible but lumbers along to an indifferent conclusion.
Watch L. Confidental, which presents a simiilar story in a superior manner, instead. Feb 07, Film C Super Reviewer. Mar 23, Robert De Niro is just as convincing as a priest as he is a gangster or a madman.