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True Blue is a 2001 American crime thriller film written and directed by J.S. Cardone and starring Tom Berenger, Lori Heuring, and Pamela Gidley.

Plot summary

New York Police Officer Rembrandt Remy Macy (Berenger) investigates a murder which began by the discovery of a disembodied hand. After the victim is identified, the victim s ex-flatmate Nikki (Heuring) becomes scared that she may be in danger and stays at Macy s place until they can get to the bottom of the situation. After accidentally seeing her near-naked, he finds himself starting to become attracted to her and she is able to seduce him. As he investigates clue after clue, he finds out that a large conspiracy is in play involving some of the most powerful leaders in New York City, Chinese Triads and possibly Nikki herself.

Principal cast

  • Tom Berenger as Rembrandt Remy Macy
  • Lori Heuring as Nikki
  • Pamela Gidley as Beck
  • Barry Newman as Monty
  • Leo Lee as Benny Lee
  • Soon-Tek Oh as Tiger
  • Joshua Peace as Oren Doba
  • Alec McClure as Bouton
  • Pedro Miguel Arce as Bounce

Critical reception

David Nussair of Reel Film Reviews gave the film 1/2 stars out of four:

J.S. Cardone read my mind and decided to make a movie I would absolutely hate (mission accomplished, Cardo!)… There s a lot going on in True Blue, but nearly all of it sucks. There s certainly nothing interesting about this storyline, which the various Law and Order shows have dealt with at one time or another… To add insult to injury, the conclusion is far more ludicrous than anything that s come before it, with Berenger double-crossed by virtually every character that was supposedly on his side. True Blue may hold some interest for Berenger completists, but really, you d be far better off watching Shoot to Kill again.

Mitch Lovell of The Video Vacuum:

True Blue is a by the book detective flick; no more, no less… It starts off OK enough I guess, but the ending is thoroughly ridiculous as the movie piles on twist after twist in its last reel. For a flick so light on plot to begin with, the ending is especially discombobulating as person after person appear out of the shadows to sinisterly tell Berenger how and why they’re connected to the plot.

Year 2001
ReleaseDate 2001-11-29
RuntimeMins 101
RuntimeStr 1h 41min
Plot A hand is found in a park pond. Detective Macy investigates the whereabouts of its owner, a young woman, who worked for the mayor. Her cute roomie helps Macy.
Directors J.S. Cardone
Writers J.S. Cardone
Stars Tom Berenger, Lori Heuring, Pamela Gidley
Produced by J.S. Cardone,Scott Einbinder,Carol Kottenbrook,Adam J. Shully
Music by Tim Jones
Cinematography by Darko Suvak
Film Editing by Matthew Ramsey
Casting By Ferne Cassel,Juli-Ann Kay
Production Design by Oleg M. Savytski
Art Direction by Greg Chown
Set Decoration by Ane Christensen
Costume Design by Arthur Rowsell
Makeup Department Diana Ladyshewsky,Marie Nardella
Production Management Adam J. Shully,Dylan Tarason
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director Belinda Brown,Michael Cardone,Rob Chalmers,Karen Kallahan,John Karmouche,Meshach Lavender
Art Department Andrew Chang,David Chevalier,Greg DaPrato,Chris Deeley,Graeme Gossage,Suzanne Hodson,Cheryl Junkin
Sound Department Thomas Hayek,Michael LaCroix,Eric Lambi,Peggy McAffee,George Scott Schaffner,Cameron Steenhagen
Special Effects by Warren Appleby,Tim Barraball,Rob Sanderson
Stunts Brittney Banks,Tommy Chang,Mike Gow,James Kim,Darren Marsman,Dwayne McLean,John Stoneham Jr.
Camera and Electrical Department Greg Akouris,Chris Alexander,Simon Buck,Craig Bulmer,Michael Courtney,Margaret Demchenko,Gary Deneault,Michael Flood,Michael Fylyshtan,Steve J. Harrison,Chris Higginson,Keith Hlady,Brad Hruboska,Alison Jackson,Patrick King,Toomas Loo,Ari Magder,John Medland,Tim Merkel,Kevin Murphy,Rob Nardi,John O’Boyle,Marcus Paletta,Gottfried Pflugbeil,Mario Silva,Gabrielle Stannus,Jason Talbot,Leslie Whitaker,Richard Wilmot
Casting Department Juli-Ann Kay
Costume and Wardrobe Department Ian Drummond,Alexia Klysh,Victoria McKay
Editorial Department Tanya T. Phipps
Location Management Mathew T. Lewandowski
Script and Continuity Department Saverina Allevato
Transportation Department Michael Corazza,Steven Sacrob
Additional Crew John ‘Frenchie’ Berger,Lesley Boylen,Meghan Cantwell,Donna Demers,Allen Dunlop,Bennett Fidlow,Melissa Girotti,Brian Gork,Robin Hayman,Ross Helford,Cherie Hurwitz,John Karmouche,Rose-Marie Konyari,Meshach Lavender,Nora Lem,Theresa MacDonald,Sarah Marks,Monika Meier,Dylan Tarason,Emily Wynn Turner,Douglas A. Wilson,Scott Wouda,Stephanie Lee Berger
Genres Crime, Drama, Thriller
Companies Sandstorm Films
Countries USA
Languages English
ContentRating R
ImDbRating 5.2
ImDbRatingVotes 850
Keywords corrupt police officer,female police officer deceased,police officer,female police officer,train station