True Confessions

Synopsis: De Niro (a Catholic Priest) and Duvall (a Homicide Detective) play brothers drawn together after many years apart, in the aftermath of the brutal murder of a young prostitute.
Genre: Crime, Drama
Director(s): Ulu Grosbard
Production: MGM
  2 wins & 2 nominations.
Rotten Tomatoes:
108 min

with your brother, the Monsignor.

She Iooks Iike a jelly doughnut,

doesn't she?

That's hardly a judicious thing

for a Iawyer to say

about a young bride on her wedding day.

Imagine her wearing white

with something already in the toaster.

Jack, I want to tell you something.

That's a Iittle girl

who'd bring a tear to her father's eye.

He was just talking about

the color of her wedding dress.

Off-white, I think you called it, right, Dan?

Now, remember, Jack,

you're not Iosing a daughter.

You're gaining a bathroom.

How'd the Cardinal Iike the wedding,


He's sorry he had to Ieave so soon,

but then he's getting on in age.

He Iooks 100, if you ask me.

And when he goes, we know

who we'd Iike to replace him, right, Jack?

-How about some dessert?

-Oh, yeah, sure.

How'd you Iike all the flowers

in the church, Monsignor?

Very nice.

-Set me back four grand.

-Imagine that.

-That's a Iot of goddamn roses.

-Yes, it is.

Every one of them

will be in a Catholic hospital tonight.

If you've got any Ieft over,

you might think of the orphanages.

Yeah. How's the champagne, Monsignor?


French vintage.

None of that California shit.

Excuse my English.

Hey, I'II send you a case.

His Eminence too.

Hey, the Cardinal ever go to the track?

Maybe he'II be my guest one day.

I'II give him a couple of tips.

If Jack gives you a tip, you could bet

the Sistine Chapel on it, Des.

That's how I met the Monsignor,


-At Santa Anita.

-Oh, yeah?

I gave him a tip.

Orchestra Ieader. Fourteen to one, huh?

That's right.

Well, you've got a way with Iong shots,


Hey, it won by six Iengths.

-Did he?


Hey, you want some more champagne?

Hey, you!

You two talk while I make sure

everyone's having a good time.


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John Gregory Dunne

John Gregory Dunne (May 25, 1932 – December 30, 2003) was an American novelist, screenwriter and literary critic. more…

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Submitted on August 05, 2018

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