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True Confessions 1981

From Amazon: John Gregory Dunne turned the true story of Los Angeles's Black Dahlia murder case into a compelling novel and then adapted the novel (with wife Joan Didion) for this meaty movie mystery directed by Ulu Grosbard. A study of the ways power corrupts, and the way corruption consumes the soul, the film stars Robert Duvall and Robert De Niro as a pair of brothers (a cynical police detective and a rapidly rising monsignor, respectively) who come into conflict over the case of a murdered woman in 1940s Hollywood. De Niro gives a beautifully shaded performance, while Duvall, who never gives a bad one, gets the slightly flashier role. Yet there's...

Directed By:
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Written By:
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No image existsJoan Didion
Robert De NiroRobert De Niro
No image existsRobert Duvall
No image existsKenneth McMillan
No image existsCharles Durning
No image existsCyril Cusack
No image existsEd Flanders
No image existsBurgess Meredith
No image existsLouisa Moritz

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True Confessions Movie Review by Movie Addict (6/15/2007)

Robert De Niro and Robert Duvall are brothers. One is a high mucky muck in the LA Archdiocese and the other is a cop investigating a Black Dahlia-type murder in the 40s. It seems that no matter where the cop turns, there is some connection to his brother's associates, specifically Charles Durning, who is a building...

(complete True Confessions review by Movie Addict)

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