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General: Minor Films  
TitleTrue Colors (1991)
Alternative/Original Title
DisabilityGeneral Alzheimers
CountryUSA
Length111
GenrePolitical drama
Rating3
DirectorHerbert Ross
CastJohn Cusack James Spader Imogen Stubbs Richard Widmark
NotesI liked this film even though it's one cliche followed by another. The acting is superb and the director holds our interest. Had this been made in the 1930s it might have achieved universal admiration. Boy from the wrong side of the tracks gets to college and makes friends with 'silver spoon' room mate. Poor boy goes into politics, cuts corners to get elected to senate and betrays this friend. Rich boy works for district attorney and investigates his bosom pal's failings. Though the poor boy marries the rich boy's girlfriend and she later divorces him we don't get to find out if he gets her back. Strange choice of English actress Imogen Stubbs for the part of the girlfriend but I think she's great. The only excuse for including this film is that the girlfriend's father is a senator (Widmark) who is diagnosed with Alzheimer's. But we see absolutely no evidence of this. A pity since Widmark's career took off when he pushed an old woman in a wheelchair down a flight of stairs.

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