True Confessions

True Confessions

A worldly ambitious monsignor clashes with his older brother, a cynical Los Angeles homicide detective who is investigating the brutal murder of a young prostitute.
Genres: Crime, Drama
Stars: Ulu Grosbard
Country: United States
Language: English
Year: 1981
Time: 108 min
IMDb: 6.3/10


De Niro (a Catholic Priest) and Duvall (a Homicide Detective) play brothers drawn together after many years apart, in the aftermath of the brutal murder of a young prostitute.
Plot Keywords: detective / homicide / prostitute / monsignor / catholic
Taglines: Two brothers out to save everyone else. But they couldn’t save each other.
Certificate: Australia:M | Canada:R | Canada:18A (Ontario) | Finland:K-18 | France:Tous publics | Germany:12 | Iceland:12 | Norway:16 | Singapore:M18 | Spain:18 | United Kingdom:15 | United Kingdom:AA | United States:TV-14 (DLV, TV Rating.) | United States:R | West Germany:12
Cast: Robert De Niro , Robert Duvall , Charles Durning , Kenneth McMillan , Ed Flanders , Cyril Cusack , Burgess Meredith , Rose Gregorio , Dan Hedaya , Gwen Van Dam , Thomas Hill , Jeanette Nolan , Jorge Cervera Jr. , Susan Myers , Louisa Moritz , Darwyn Carson , Pat Corley , Matthew Faison , Richard Foronjy , Joseph G. Medalis , James Hong , Ron Ryan , Louis Basile , Louise Lewis , Margery Nelson , Fredric Cook , Kirk Brennan , Fred Dennis , Shelly Batt , Mary Munday , Colin Hamilton , Missy Cleveland , Pierrino Mascarino , Michael Callahan Sr. , Hary Pavelis , Luisa Leschin , Robert Arthur , Bill Furnell , Sig Frohlich , Steve Arvin , Paul Valentine , Stephen Powers , Joseph H. Choi , Sharon Miller , Kevin Breslin , Jeff Howard , Harry Duncan , Randy Gitsch , Henry Goldscher , John Marlin , Paul Purdell


Company: Chartoff-Winkler Productions
Country: United States
Language: English
Released Date: 24 Sep 1981 (Portugal)
Year: 1981
Film Location: E Ave G & 198th St E, Lancaster, California, USA

Technical Specs

Runtime: 108 min
Soundmix: Stereo
Color: Color
Aspect Ratio: 1.85 : 1

User Review:

nomoons11 » This was a really good little film. It takes a look at the Black Dahlia killing but it mainly focuses on the relationships between the people. Even though they look and figure out who the killer is, it's a secondary part of the story. The Black Dahlia part in this movie is not accurate to the facts from the real case but it's not really suppose to be. Catholic Church corruption, prostitution and murder all combined for a really quiet meaningful little flick.

Long before L.A. Confidential, this film made light of the massive corruption and lack of caring in the L.A. police department back in it's bad years from the 20's through the 50's. You'll be glad you didn't live there back in those days.

No action but high on drama/thriller twists and turns. If you like L.A. Confidential, see this. I'm willing to bet, you'll like it.
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