The Unbelievable Truth (film)

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The Unbelievable Truth
The Unbelievable Truth.jpg
DVD cover
Directed by Hal Hartley
Produced by Hal Hartley
Bruce Weiss
Jerome Brownstein
Written by Hal Hartley
Starring Adrienne Shelly
Robert Burke
Music by Jim Coleman
Cinematography Michael Spiller
Edited by Hal Hartley
Possible Films
Action Features
Distributed by Miramax Films
Release dates
Running time
90 minutes
Country United States
Language English
Budget $75,000 (est)
Box office $546,541

The Unbelievable Truth is a 1989 comedy-drama film written and directed by Hal Hartley, starring Adrienne Shelly (in her first movie role) and Robert Burke. It was nominated for a Grand Jury Prize in 1990 at the Sundance Film Festival.


Audry is expected to remain with her high-school boyfriend and become a successful fashion model, but she instead becomes interested in a man of mystery, a man with at least one manslaughter in his past. Many characters speculate about how many people he might have killed, and the stories of his past are taller every time they are told. A genius mechanic who is uncomfortable with relationships, he has to learn to adapt to the interest of this woman supposedly beyond his reach, and to learn to trust his instincts when he has to fight to win her back.



American Film Institute recognition:

Home Video[edit]

The region 1 DVD was released by Anchor Bay Entertainment on March 11, 2001, but it has been discontinued for no disclosed reason. The DVD contained the film's trailer and an interview with Hartley. Possible Films, Hal Hartley's company, released a 20th Anniversary DVD on October 19, 2010.[2] Olive Films released the film on Blu-ray and DVD on May 14, 2013.


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