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The film's marketing boasted the star-teaming of the two ROBERTs - Robert De Niro and Robert Duvall. The film's marketing also emphasized alliteration of their last names: "DE NIRO. DUVALL. True Confessions." De Niro and Duvall had been rivals for the Best Actor Oscar at the 1981 Academy Awards just six months before the film launched stateside. Duvall had been up for The Great Santini (1979), but De Niro won for Raging Bull (1980). Neither were Best Actor Oscar nominated for this movie, as expected by industry insiders, but the two were jointly awarded the Best Actor Golden Phoenix Award for their performances in this film. Duvall and De Niro had appeared in The Godfather: Part II (1974), but they never appeared together in the same scene, but finally did in this movie. See more »
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I had high hopes for this film, with De Niro and also the rarely if ever disappointing Robert Duvall, two of the best actors around. I wasn't disappointed. This is a very understated, gently told story of church & police politics, of corruption, of brothers & of the way our decisions affect our future lives. As he so often does, Duvall steals the film but he has tough competition from the likes of Cusack (brilliantly cynical), Meredith &, of course, De Niro. I have watched this film several times & have even transferred it onto DVD so that I may continue to enjoy it. If you're looking for thrills or excitement, rent something else. But if you're looking for good characters, a believable plot & a strangely unforgettable film, I recommend this one.
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