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Tru Confessions (2002)

TV-G | | Drama, Comedy, Family | TV Movie 5 April 2002
Trudy Walker hated her life. She thought it was totally messed up until she found out about a contest that could change everything..

Director:

Paul Hoen

Writers:

Janet Tashjian (novel), Stu Krieger (teleplay)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Clara Bryant Clara Bryant ... Tru
Shia LaBeouf ... Eddie
Mare Winningham ... Ginny
William Francis McGuire ... Bob
Nicole Dicker ... Denise
Kevin Duhaney Kevin Duhaney ... Jake
Yani Gellman ... Billy
Craig Eldridge Craig Eldridge ... Mr. Taylor
Jennifer Foster Jennifer Foster ... DeeDee
Rahnuma Panthaky ... Ms. Hinchey
Colm Magner Colm Magner ... Coach Rice
Arnold Pinnock ... Dr. Dean Cutler
Bruce Vavrina Bruce Vavrina ... Librarian
Kelly Bodanis Kelly Bodanis ... Ms. Willow
Raven Dauda ... Nancy
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Storyline

Trudy 'Tru' Walker thought she had the worst life ever and having a father who was always working, a mother who never took her side, and a mentally challenged brother didn't help. But when Tru gets a chance to follow her dream and star in a TV Show, she finds out what it really means to be a family. Written by Chris Kelley <kitagawa_kenta@hotmail.com>

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Genres:

Drama | Comedy | Family

Certificate:

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Details

Country:

USA | Canada

Language:

English

Release Date:

5 April 2002 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Tru Confessions See more »

Filming Locations:

Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Company Credits

Production Co:

Chanticleer Films See more »
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

Most of the movie was shot inside of Toronto, Ontario, Canada. In one of the scenes, when the children exit the ferry, the shot shows the CN Tower and other major buildings in Toronto. The school scenes were filmed at Danforth Collegiate and Technical Institute, which is located in Toronto. See more »

Goofs

Sometimes, when Tru says WTUV, her lips say KTUV. See more »

Quotes

Eddie: [trying to fly a kite, crying] STUPID KITE! Why wont you stay up, Why? It must be retarded
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Connections

References Gilligan's Island (1964) See more »

Soundtracks

The News
Written & Performed by Stanley A. Smith
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wow...a Disney original with substance
24 October 2006 | by papamac630See all my reviews

Disney is in the entertainment business, and the concept behind Disney original movies is just that- entertainment. But this movie is different...and the main reason is Shia LaBeouf. This kid, if guided the right way, has got a future and a half...the premise behind the movie could have been sickly sweet, but the actors did a great job of portraying the situation of a developmentally-challenged young adult(played superbly by Shia) and how it affected his family...the other subplots helped add to the movie's substance...subjects like peer pressure, parent/child conflict, even parental guilt, are dealt with in a realistic and meaningful way...and Shia's performance is nothing short of amazing...he creates Eddie Walker as a real-life person trying to make his way, with wonderment at times and frustrating behavior at others...this is a Disney original that should be out on video...so those who haven't seen it on TV can see it now...and, an added benefit, listen closely for the song played during Tru's video...it's "Secret World" by Robbyn Ragland...and it's great...it's nice to know that Disney is still capable of this kind of quality production...


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