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True Colors (1991) is an American drama film written by Kevin Wade and directed by Herbert Ross. The cast included John Cusack, James Spader and Richard Widmark in his final movie role.


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  • Actors: John Cusack, James Spader, Imogen Stubbs, Mandy Patinkin, Richard Widmark
  • Directors: Herbert Ross
  • Writers: Kevin Wade
  • Producers: Herbert Ross, Joseph M. Caracciolo, Laurence Mark
  • Format: Multiple Formats, Anamorphic, Closed-captioned, Color, Dolby, Subtitled, Widescreen, NTSC
  • Language: English (Dolby Digital 2.0 Surround), English (Dolby Digital 5.1), French (Dolby Digital 2.0 Stereo)
  • Subtitles: English
  • Region: Region 1 (U.S. and Canada only. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Aspect Ratio: 1.85:1
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Rated: R (Restricted)
  • Studio: Paramount
  • DVD Release Date: August 20, 2002
  • Run Time: 111 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (40 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B0000683DG
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #110,105 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)
  • Learn more about "True Colors" on IMDb

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10 of 12 people found the following review helpful By "highfidelity@atarikid.com" on August 18, 2003
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I think this is an excellent movie. Good screenplay, good idea, great direction, great acting. John Cusack and James Spader make you believe they are actually best friends, they own their characters and the friendship between their characters.
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15 of 20 people found the following review helpful By Westley VINE VOICE on July 23, 2003
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True Colors stars John Cusack and James Spader as law school buddies on very different career trajectories. Spader plans on going into the Department of Justice and resigns himself to serving the public. Cusack, on the other hand, is an extremely ambitious politician. I bet you can tell where this situation is headed! Despite their differences, they remain friends, even after Cusack steals Spader's girlfriend from him.
The movie tries to examine issues of power and corruption. Unfortunately, the plot is so stale and obvious that it fails to add anything new to this arena. Spader and Cusack are fine, but Imogen Stubbs, as the woman they both love, is terrible. She's a Brit playing an American, but her accent creeps in far too often, which is a huge distraction. I'm a big fan of John Cusack, but this movie is definitely one of his lesser accomplishments.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Kathleen E Buckley on April 11, 2013
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Big fan of John Cusack and James Spader. The movie was better when it came out. Unfortunately it's a little dated.
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8 of 11 people found the following review helpful By DML on November 27, 2003
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If you decide to watch "True Colors", I would advise you to watch about the first 30 minutes and then turn it off. The opening of the film is great, and will have you really gripped, but the movie will soon turn very familiar and you'll lose interest. By the end, you will almost laugh at the ridiculous conclusion.
The two main stars are James Spader and John Cusack. They meet the first day of law school at UVA when Cusack smashes into Spader's car on move in day, starting a huge fight between the two. No points for guessing that they will end up roommates. They overcome this tough start and become good friends. Cusack comes from rather humble roots, to say the least, while Spader has a somewhat higher pedigree. In fact, he is dating the daughter (Imogen Stubbs) of a senator (Richard Widmark). It doesn't take long before Cusack is lying left and right about his background, trying to impress everyone. This continues to Capital Hill, when both young men are hired in Washington. Spader is an assistant DA, Cusack works on Widmark's staff.
From here, you can guess what will happen. Knowing that Cusack is such a rotten apple, nothing will be a surprise. He will double cross his "friend" so many times, and in so many cruel ways, that it's implausible that Spader could even stand in the same room with him.
I won't give the story away, but I will say that the end of the movie, when Spader gets his "revenge" is so corny and unbelievable, I would rather have had him pull out a gun and just shoot him. That would have made more sense than this. All in all, the film starts out great and will ultimately leave you cold.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Lucille K. Rese on November 17, 2013
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Just a really great movie on how the political game is played. However, this is quite dated and as we can see the games of today, this movie could be considered practically benign political games.

It is enjoyable and both Spader and Cusack did a great job.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By negativeGoose on September 6, 2014
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I am admittedly a big fan of James Spader and have always liked John Cusack. I liked this movie. Top notch acting, deep enough plot, despicable behavior by Cusack that was very enjoyable, not too very predictable. All in all a good film.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By toots756 on October 28, 2013
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The campus scenes are great! The story is nothing earth shattering but both Spaeder and Cusack do a fantastic job creating/playing their roles.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By mcavic on December 19, 2012
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A gripping tale of friendship and deceit. Two young law students, once best friends, quickly start to drift apart when their career goals collide.

Great performances by James Spader and John Cusack, and a must see if you're a fan of either. Others have said that it's not believable from a political standpoint, but watching it as a fictional drama, I've always found it very real.
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