Unbelievable Truth

Unbelievable Truth

Director: Hal Hartley Cast: Adrienne Shelly, Robert John Burke, Chris Cooke

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Writer-director Hal Hartley's first feature -- shot in less than 12 days in his backyard for a mere $200,000 -- is a dry and dark comedy about the dangerous undercurrents that exist below the surface of normal middle class existence. Over the credits, Josh (Robert Burke), a man garbed in black, is seen hitch-hiking back to his Long Island home. People ask him, "Are you a priest?" and Josh responds, "No. I'm a mechanic." Back in Long Island in the town of Lindenhurst, beautiful and somber 17-year-old Audry (Adrienne Shelly) is busy worrying about the forthcoming apocalypse. Josh arrives in Lindenhurst and is hired by Audry's father (Chris Cooke) as a mechanic at his garage. But Audry's father worries about him, particularly when he falls in love with Audry. Her father's problems compound when Audry dumps her old boyfriend and rejects an invitation to attend Harvard. The whole town is now gossiping about Audry's new boyfriend, with rumors spreading that Josh is a mass murderer who killed two members of the family of local waitress Pearl (Julia McNeal). Pearl tells Audry, "He seems like a nice man." Audry responds, "Even though he killed your father and your sister?" Audry finally makes her father happy when she tells him she won't see Josh again, but dad's relief is short-lived when Audry informs him she's moving to New York to become an underwear model.

Product Details

Release Date: 05/14/2013
UPC: 0887090060301
Original Release: 1990
Rating: R
Source: Olive Films
Region Code: 1
Presentation: [Wide Screen]
Time: 1:30:00
Sales rank: 50,682

Special Features

Tut & Its Consequences making of The Unbelievable Truth; Opera No. 1-short film written & directed by Hal Hartley with Adrienne Shelly & Parker Posey

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Adrienne Shelly Audry Hugo
Robert John Burke Josh Hutton
Chris Cooke Vic Hugo
Julia McNeal Pearl
Gary Sauer Emmet
Mark Bailey Mike
Katherine Mayfield Liz Hugo
Jeffrey Howard Irate Driver
David Healy Todd Whitbread
Matt Malloy Otis
Kelly Reichardt His Wife
Ross Turner Their Son
Paul Schulze Bill
Mike Brady Bob
Tom Thon News Vendor
Mary Flynn Girl at Counter
Edie Falco Jane (The Waitress)
Bill Sage Gus

Technical Credits
Hal Hartley Director,Co-producer,Editor,Screenwriter
Jerome Brownstein Executive Producer
Judy Chin Makeup
Jim Coleman Score Composer
Carla Gerona Production Designer
Bob Gosse Production Manager
Brothers Kendall Score Composer
Kelly Reichardt Costumes/Costume Designer
Michael Spiller Cinematographer
Sarah Stollman Set Decoration/Design
Bruce Weiss Co-producer
Wild Blue Yonder Score Composer

Scene Index

Disc #1 -- The Unbelievable Truth
1. Opening Credits [:00]
2. Brink Of Extinction [8:20]
3. I Don't Trust Anyone [6:54]
4. The Misanthrope [8:44]
5. Met A Man Yesterday [10:00]
6. What Should I Call You? [12:04]
7. I Have Your Wrench [6:46]
8. Maybe Two Months Later [8:27]
9. Everybody Drinks [7:31]
10. Let's Go To My House [7:39]
11. We Had An Understanding [8:16]
12. End Credits [3:24]
13. Chapter 13 [2:12]

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