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True Believer Movie Review Summary

Actors: James Woods, Robert Downey Jr., Margaret Colin, Kurtwood Smith, Luis Guzmán, Yuji Okumoto

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TRUE BELIEVER is a film directed by Joseph Ruben in 1989.

Eddie Dodd is a well-known NYC lawyer who used, in the sixties and the seventies, to accept the cases no other lawyers would take. Now, disillusioned, he's specialized in the drugs cases and is regularly pointing his finger at the abuses of power of the police.
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When his new partner Roger Baron urges him to accept the case of Shu Kai Kim, a Korean boy sentenced to life eight years before who's just killed a neo-nazi militant in prison, Eddie Dodd is at first reluctant but he'll soon take an avid interest in the case as it seems that Shu isn't guilty of the first murder he was convicted for. Eddie is persuaded that his client has been framed and is innocent of that crime.
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Plot & Themes

Composition of Book Actual chase scenes or violence 10%Planning/preparing, gather info, debate puzzles/motives 80%Feelings, relationships, character bio/development 10% Time/Era of Movie:    -   1980's-1999 Legal/Political Thriller?    -   Yes Crime & Police Story?    -   Yes Criminal enemy is...    -   law enforcement gone bad Legal Thriller Plotlets:    -   finding out whether someone is really guilty

Main Character

Identity:    -   Male Profession/status:    -   a lawyer creature Age:    -   40's-50's Ethnicity/Nationality    -   White (American)

Setting

City?    -   Yes City:    -   New York Misc setting    -   prison

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   gory visuals of deaths Kind of violence:    -   hand to hand    -   guns    -   knives Unusual forms of death    -   poisoning    -   perforation--bullets    -   perforation--swords/knives Any profanity?    -   Occasional swearing

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