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True Colors (1991)

John Cusack , James Spader , Herbert Ross  |  R |  DVD
3.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (21 customer reviews)

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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: 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: 3.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (21 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B0000683DG
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #83,944 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)
  • Learn more about "True Colors" on IMDb

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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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10 of 11 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars "Friendship is like the morning dew..." August 18, 2003
Format:VHS Tape
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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14 of 17 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Soggy Political Drama July 23, 2003
Format:DVD
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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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Good entertainment 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
4.0 out of 5 stars Good movie 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
3.0 out of 5 stars A great start fades away quickly November 27, 2003
Format:VHS Tape
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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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars UVA alum will love 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
4.0 out of 5 stars Just so we don't get what we deserve... 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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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Worth owning versus renting January 17, 2011
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Great movie. The storyline is very interesting and intrigues me every time I watch it. The dvd arrived on time and in good condition.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars great flick!!!
this product rocked...well constructed....great packaging...I would get this for a gift for somebody...highly recommendable. I told my boss to get this for his child.
Published 3 months ago by mike mullin
5.0 out of 5 stars Truly mesmerizing
"True Colors" is a political drama genre film where ambition is pursued at all costs, and integrity is overshadowed by deception. Read more
Published 3 months ago by Nicholas R.W. Henning
4.0 out of 5 stars True Colors
This is an older move but it is very well done and a good Cusak movie. Good movie to watch during the political campaigns.
Published 19 months ago by Terry L. Vermillion
3.0 out of 5 stars Stale, Unconvincing Story With Characters That Fail to Inhabit Their...
This movie is kind of like "Wall Street" but in a political, Capitol Hill setting as opposed to a stock market, banking setting. Read more
Published on August 29, 2011 by L P
3.0 out of 5 stars Huh? What? Is this a scandal?
This is supposed to be a political movie about two friends who take different paths and how this affects them. Read more
Published on March 29, 2011 by Ricky Pooski
5.0 out of 5 stars Favorite!
John Cusack is my daughter's favorite and these got here just in time for her birthday - thank you!
Published on October 31, 2010 by L. Deshon
4.0 out of 5 stars True Colors
A decent although not perfect yuppie-themed political drama. Good focus on the impact of social & economic status in the arena of government. Read more
Published on September 30, 2010 by Richard Cunningham
3.0 out of 5 stars True Colors...See how they can run.
This political thriller was a solid film with many flaws. The film which spans nearly a 10 year period between two friends and a girl was a bit of a hard sell. Read more
Published on March 26, 2009 by Chris Youngblood
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