True Believer

True Believer

James Woods
Director: Joseph Ruben Cast: James Woods
James Woods
, Robert Downey Jr.
Robert Downey Jr.
, Yuji Okumoto
Yuji Okumoto
Joseph Ruben

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The only True Believer at the beginning of this drama is idealistic young attorney Robert Downey Jr., who apprentices under the guidance of celebrated civil-rights activist James Woods. Alas, in the years since the sixties, Woods has become a disillusioned, dope-smoking ambulance chaser. Goaded by Downey, Woods takes up one last "lost cause:" that of Korean-American prison inmate Yuji Okomoto, who is about to be tried for the self-defense slaying of another prisoner. As Woods investigates, he unearths several iniquities in the trial that sent Okomoto to prison. Despite the fact that the one witness who might clear Okomoto is an unhinged conspiracy theorist, Woods endeavors to re-open Okomoto's case--which plays right into the hands of sharkish, politically ambitious DA Kurtwood Smith. Chock full of plot twists and last-minute shockers, True Believer was popular enough to inspire a spin-off TV series, Eddie Dodd.

Product Details

Release Date: 08/13/2019
UPC: 0683904632807
Original Release: 1989
Rating: R
Source: Mill Creek Ent
Region Code: A
Time: 1:49:00
Sales rank: 15,223

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
James Woods Eddie Dodd
Robert Downey Roger Baron
Yuji Okumoto Shu Kai Kim
Margaret Colin Kitty Greer
Kurtwood Smith Robert Reynard
Tom Bower Cecil Skell
Charles Hallahan Vincent Dennehy
Sully Diaz Maraquilla Esparza
Misan Kim Mrs. Kim
John Snyder Chucky Loeder
Luis Guzman Ortega
Graham Beckel Sklaroff
Tony Haney Montell
Joel Polis Dean Rabin
Will Marchetti Judge Quealy
Thelton E. Henderson Judge Baum
Karen Rea Actor
Miguel Fernandes Art Esparza
Maureen McVerry Billy
Abigail van Alyn Connie Dennehy
Deborah Offner Laura Gayley
Thomas Wagner Tommy
Richard Fancy Ballistics Expert
Kurt Fuller George Ballistics
Ginger Chung Translator
Gerry Bamman Brian Nevins
Charles Dean Detective
Gustave Johnson Detective
Cab Covay Teardrop
Tony Abatemarco Glen Fulton
Ken Grantham Cecil's Judge
Ralph Peduto Court Officer
Margot Rose Ms. Jessum
Jan Schultz Lindeman
George Maguire Maitre d'
David Espinoza Corrections Officer
George Jenesky Slim Jim
Sean O'Brien Clyde Gruner
Cully Fredricksen Scarecrow
Taylor Gilbert Reynard's Receptionist
Peter Anthony Jacobs Reporter
Stu Klitsher Magnate
David Booth Minister
Peter Fitzsimmons Court Clerk
Jarrett Sullivan Boy
Mike "Clay" Stone Client

Technical Credits
Joseph Ruben Director
George Bowers Editor
Patrick Crowley Co-producer
Brad Fiedel Score Composer
Deborah Figuly Makeup
Tim Galvin Production Designer
Whitney Green Production Designer
Steven Jordan Set Decoration/Design
Lawrence Lasker Co-producer,Producer,Screenwriter
John Lindley Cinematographer
Jim Lovelett Stunts
John McLeod Special Effects
Lawrence Miller Production Designer
Walter Parkes Co-producer,Producer,Screenwriter
Erica Phillips Costumes/Costume Designer
Jim Pohl Art Director
Jim Poynter Set Decoration/Design
Rocky Capella Stunts
Peter Rosten Executive Producer
Wesley Strick Screenwriter

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