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True Confessions

1940s detective (Robert Duvall) hounds monsignor brother (Robert De Niro) about grisly case.

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True Confessions


Crime drama110 Mins1981R

In 1940s Los Angeles, Detective Tom Spellacy (Robert Duvall) probes into the savage murder of a woman found dumped in an empty lot. At the same time, he investigates a priest found dead in a whorehouse. Spellacy's brother (Robert De Niro), a Catholic priest, is meanwhile attempting to expand his church through Jack (Charles Durning), a shady contractor. While the two police cases and the real estate deal seem a world apart, Spellacy discovers an insidious connection involving money and power.


  • Dark
  • Powerful
  • Brooding
  • Suspenseful