True Confessions Poster

Release Date: 1981

R|1 hr 50 min

Plot Summary
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.

Cast: Robert De Niro, Robert Duvall, Charles Durning, Ed Flanders, Burgess Meredith, Rose Gregorio, Cyril Cusack, Kenneth McMillan

Director: Ulu Grosbard

Genres: Crime drama

Production Co: Chartoff-Winkler Productions

Keywords: Suspenseful, Sacrifice, 1940s, Mystery, Los Angeles, Brooding, Dark, Police station, Rivalry, Brother