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True Confessions (1981) Poster

Full Cast & Crew

Directed by 

Ulu Grosbard

Writing Credits  

John Gregory Dunne ... (novel)
 
John Gregory Dunne ... (screenplay) and
Joan Didion ... (screenplay)
 
Gary S. Hall ... (uncredited)

Cast (in credits order) verified as complete  

Robert De Niro ... Des Spellacy (as Robert DeNiro)
Robert Duvall ... Tom Spellacy
Charles Durning ... Jack Amsterdam
Kenneth McMillan ... Frank Crotty
Ed Flanders ... Dan T. Campion
Cyril Cusack ... Cardinal Danaher
Burgess Meredith ... Seamus Fargo
Rose Gregorio Rose Gregorio ... Brenda Samuels
Dan Hedaya ... Howard Terkel
Gwen Van Dam ... Mrs. Fazenda
Thomas Hill ... Mr. Fazenda (as Tom Hill)
Jeanette Nolan ... Mrs. Spellacy
Jorge Cervera Jr. Jorge Cervera Jr. ... Eduardo Duarte
Susan Myers Susan Myers ... Bride
Louisa Moritz ... Whore
Darwyn Carson ... Lorna Keane
Pat Corley ... Sonny McDonough
Matthew Faison Matthew Faison ... Reporter #2
Richard Foronjy ... Ambulance Driver
Joseph G. Medalis Joseph G. Medalis ... Deputy Coroner (as Joe Medalis)
James Hong ... Coroner Wong
Ron Ryan Ron Ryan ... Detective #1
Louis Basile Louis Basile ... Detective #3
Louise Lewis Louise Lewis ... Older Nun (as Louise Fitch)
Margery Nelson Margery Nelson ... Nun #2
Fredric Cook ... Brenda's Trick
Kirk Brennan Kirk Brennan ... Acolyte Toomey
Fred Dennis Fred Dennis ... Man
Shelly Batt Shelly Batt ... Girl
Mary Munday Mary Munday ... Nun
Colin Hamilton Colin Hamilton ... Headwaiter
Missy Cleveland Missy Cleveland ... Lois Fazenda (as Amanda Cleveland)
Pierrino Mascarino ... Suspect
Michael Callahan Sr. Michael Callahan Sr. ... Sub-Deacon (as Michael Callahan S.J.)
Hary Pavelis Hary Pavelis ... Cardinal's Attendant
Luisa Leschin Luisa Leschin ... Tower Girl
Robert Arthur Robert Arthur ... Newscaster #1 (voice) (as Bob Arthur)
Bill Furnell Bill Furnell ... Newscaster #2 (voice)
Sig Frohlich Sig Frohlich ... Waiter
Steve Arvin Steve Arvin ... V.O. Radio Announcer
Paul Valentine ... Detective #2
Stephen Powers ... Photographer (as Steve Powers)
Joseph H. Choi Joseph H. Choi ... Pathologist (as Dr. Joseph H. Choi M.D.)
Sharon Miller Sharon Miller ... Movie Star
Kevin Breslin ... Boy #1
Jeff Howard Jeff Howard ... Priest #2
Harry Duncan Harry Duncan ... Priest at Banquet
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Randy Gitsch Randy Gitsch ... Silent Bit Player / Waiter (uncredited)
Henry Goldscher Henry Goldscher ... Barber (uncredited)
David LeBell David LeBell ... Busboy (uncredited)
John Marlin John Marlin ... Waiter (uncredited)
Paul Purdell Paul Purdell ... Reporter in train station (uncredited)

Produced by 

James D. Brubaker ... associate producer
Robert Chartoff ... producer
Irwin Winkler ... producer

Music by 

Georges Delerue

Cinematography by 

Owen Roizman

Film Editing by 

Lynzee Klingman

Production Design by 

Stephen B. Grimes ... (as Stephen S. Grimes)

Art Direction by 

W. Stewart Campbell

Set Decoration by 

Marvin March

Costume Design by 

Joe I. Tompkins

Makeup Department 

Vivian McAteer ... hair stylist
Jean Burt Reilly ... hair stylist
Michael Westmore ... makeup designer

Production Management 

James D. Brubaker ... production manager

Second Unit Director or Assistant Director 

William M. Elvin ... second assistant director (as Bill Elvin)
Duncan Henderson ... second assistant director (as Duncan S. Henderson)
Thomas J. Mack ... first assistant director (as Tom Mack)

Art Department 

Nick F. Caprarelli ... set dresser (as Nick Caprarelli)
Emily Ferry ... property master
Al Litteken ... construction coordinator
Ida Random ... assistant art director
Joy Taylor ... assistant property master (as M. Joy Taylor)
Mick Walker ... set designer (as Michael J. Walker)
Maurice Zuberano ... production illustrator
Craig B. Ayers Sr. ... greens foreman (uncredited)
Lance Lombardo ... props (uncredited)

Sound Department 

Gary S. Gerlich ... sound effects editor
Rick Kline ... sound re-recording engineer
Bobbe Kurtz ... sound effects editor
Victoria Martin ... assistant sound effects editor
Chris McLaughlin ... production sound
Donald O. Mitchell ... re-recording engineer (as Donald Mitchell)
Bill Nicholson ... re-recording engineer
Chester Slomka ... sound effects editor
Jim Stuebe ... cable person (as James Steube)
Frank E. Warner ... supervising sound effects editor (as Frank Warner)
James E. Webb ... production sound mixer (as James E. Webb Jr.)
Bill Wylie ... sound effects editor

Special Effects by 

Howard Jensen ... special effects

Stunts 

Eddie Hice ... stunts
Ron Stein ... stunt coordinator / stunts
Jack Verbois ... stunts

Camera and Electrical Department 

Eugene Earle ... second assistant camera (as Eugene P. Earle)
James Glennon ... camera operator
Rob Hahn ... first assistant camera
Gary Holt ... gaffer
Christine M. Loss ... still photographer (as Christine Loss)
Bob Rose ... key grip
Tim Ryan ... dolly grip
Gary Van Auken ... best boy
Garrett Brown ... steadicam operator (uncredited)
Chris Strong ... electrician (uncredited)

Costume and Wardrobe Department 

Betty M. Nowell ... costumer: women
Andrea E. Weaver ... costume supervisor (as Andrea Weaver)
Robert Iannaccone ... set costumer (uncredited)
Joan Joseff ... costume jeweller (uncredited)

Editorial Department 

Sandra Adair ... first assistant editor (as Sandra Estrin Adair)
Charles Bornstein ... first assistant editor
Bill Yahraus ... associate film editor

Location Management 

Dale Benson ... location manager
Eric Schwab ... location scout

Music Department 

Jim Henrikson ... music editor
Paul Salamunovich ... choir conductor: St. Charles Borromeo Choir (uncredited)

Transportation Department 

Russell McEntyre ... transportation coordinator
Ed Wirth ... transportation co-captain (as Edward A. Wirth)

Other crew 

Jerry Chinn ... craft service (as Jerry D. Chinn)
Janet Crosby ... assistant to producers
Charlie Davidson ... production accountant (as 'Charlie' Davidson)
Henry Fehren ... religious technical advisor
S. Howard Friedland ... first aid (as Howard Friedland)
Vic Heutschy ... unit publicist
Sharon Mann ... production associate
Wendie Margolis ... assistant: Ulu Grosbard
JoAnn May-Pavey ... production office coordinator (as Jo Ann May-Pavey)
Gail Mutrux ... creative associate
Phill Norman ... title designer
Alfonse L. Palermo ... choreographer
Hannah Scheel ... script supervisor (as Hannah Scheel Morgan)
Lori Sussman ... assistant to producers
Jim Davidson ... assistant accountant (uncredited)
Derry J. Pearce ... production staff (uncredited)
Paul Salamunovich ... vocal coach for Robert De Niro (uncredited)
Donna Smith ... production coordinator (uncredited)
Crew believed to be complete

See also

Release Dates | Official Sites | Company Credits | Filming & Production | Technical Specs

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