True Colors (1991)

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Movie Info

Two old law-school buddies find themselves on opposing sides of ethical beliefs when one is a manipulative politician and the other an attorney for the Justice Department who soon becomes aware of his friend's dealings and is motivated to take action.

Rating: R (adult situations/language)
Genre: Drama
Directed By:
Written By: Kevin Wade
In Theaters:
On DVD: Aug 20, 2002
Runtime:
Paramount Home Video

Cast


as Peter Burton

as Tim Gerrity

as Diana Stiles

as Senator Stiles

as John Palmeri

as Joan Stiles

as Senator Steubens

as John Lawry

as Miami Reporter

as Abernathy

as Stubblefield

as Senator Lackerby

as Sam Minot

as Professor Houseman

as Sophia Palmeri

as Anchorman

as Tux Shop Owner

as Justice Department A...

as Justice Department A...

as Justice Department A...

as Campus Radical

as Soledad

as Doctor Burt Tuck

as Miami Reporter

as Miami Reporter

as Miami Reporter

as Burton Campaign Aide

as Miami Reporter

as Burton Campaign Aide

as FBI Agent

as FBI Agent

as Palmeri's First Mate

as Campaign Aide

as Campaign Aide

as Campaign Aide

as Campaign Reporter

as Campaign Reporter

as Senior Reporter

as Senior Reporter

as Lackerby Aide

as Justice Secretary

as Stile's Secretary

as Detective

as Detective

as Stubblefield
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Critic Reviews for True Colors

All Critics (18) | Top Critics (7)

True Colors apparently thinks it is exposing the values of the greedy 1980's. Yet its own understanding of moral conduct is warped.

Full Review… | May 20, 2003
New York Times
Top Critic

Requires more than the willing suspension of disbelief; it demands a willful abandonment of incredulity.

Full Review… | January 1, 2000
Chicago Sun-Times
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While it aspires to lofty heights, it never really goes much beyond the rules of behavior prescribed by the Boy Scout Handbook.

Full Review… | January 1, 2000
Washington Post
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Full Review… | September 7, 2011
Entertainment Weekly
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Full Review… | March 15, 1991
Entertainment Weekly
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Full Review… | March 26, 2009
Variety
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Audience Reviews for True Colors

½

This movie has three of my favourite actors: Cusack, Spader, and Widmark. But I only got to see the second half of it on TV one day. It's full of political stuff I don't understand and don't care for, but like I said, I didn't get to see the whole of it. From what I saw it's not that good, but I did like seeing three of my favourite stars in a movie together.

ajv2688
AJ Verser

Super Reviewer

John Cusack, James Spader, Imogen Stubbs, Mandy Patinkin, Richard Widmark

DIRECTED BY: Herbert Ross

Best friends from law school to election night, their friendship is sorely tested when one learns of another's betrayal.

It was a good movie with great performances from Cusack and Spader. At times I found myself thinking that the roles should be switched around. So use to seeing Spader playing the -excuse the language- asshole, and Cusack playing the good guy. But in the end it worked. It got a little boring at times and seemed to drag a bit in the middle, but the ending was where it got really interesting. Especially the play-out of there friendship. So it's well worth the watch. Or you can watch it for the simple fact that I did. I am a fan of both the leads and it was good seeing them in a movie together.

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Super Reviewer

½

I was really impressed with how good the acting was in this. James Spader and John Cusack really worked well together. I can't believe Cusack actually pulled off being a villain, I always saw him as the nice guy, but he really did well. James Spader also did well as usual, but also a different character than i'm used to with him.

ythelastman89
Conner Rainwater

Super Reviewer

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