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True Stories (1986) Poster

(1986)

Full Cast & Crew

Directed by 

David Byrne

Writing Credits  

Stephen Tobolowsky ... (written by) &
Beth Henley ... (written by) and
David Byrne ... (written by)

Cast (in credits order)  

David Byrne ... Narrator / Lip-Syncher / Talking Heads singer
John Goodman ... Louis Fyne
Annie McEnroe ... Kay Culver
Jo Harvey Allen ... The Lying Woman
Spalding Gray ... Earl Culver
Alix Elias ... The Cute Woman
Roebuck 'Pops' Staples Roebuck 'Pops' Staples ... Mr. Tucker
Tito Larriva ... Ramon (as Humberto 'Tito' Larriva)
John Ingle ... The Preacher
Matthew Posey ... The Computer Guy
Swoosie Kurtz ... Miss Rollings
Freeman Beatty Freeman Beatty ... Lip-Syncher
Evelyn Box Evelyn Box ... Hey Now Kid
Kevin Box Kevin Box ... Hey Now Kid
Amy Buffington Amy Buffington ... Linda Culver
Cora Cardona Cora Cardona ... Margie Ortiz
Ken Chambers Ken Chambers ... Member of Fashion Show Band
Ray Coahran Ray Coahran ... Member of Fashion Show Band
Jim Colegrove Jim Colegrove ... Member of Gospel Band
Capucine DeWulf Capucine DeWulf ... The Little Girl on the Road
Connie Deaton Connie Deaton ... Lip-Syncher
Tom Denolf Tom Denolf ... Friend of Passerby
Chris Douridas ... Ventriloquist
Richard Dowlearn Richard Dowlearn ... Larry Culver
L.T. Felty L.T. Felty ... Duck Hunter
Ed Geldart Ed Geldart ... Grandfather in Mall
Cynthia Gould Cynthia Gould ... Factory Girl #1
Gregory Gunter Gregory Gunter ... Laughing Headline Reader #2
Jerry Harrison ... Prince Lookalike Lip-Syncher / Billy Idol Lookalike Lip-Syncher / Talking Heads Musician
Marion Henley Marion Henley ... Moonstone
James Jackson James Jackson ... Singing Watchman
Christopher Johnson Christopher Johnson ... Mr. Tucker's Son
Jason Liebrecht ... Hey Now Kid
Daniel Marder Daniel Marder ... Member of Fashion Show Band
Linda McCauley Linda McCauley ... Louis' Date at Chinese Restaurant
William McDaniel William McDaniel ... Hey Now Kid
Huey P. Meaux Huey P. Meaux ... Wild Wild Life Club DJ / VJ
Chrissy Miller Chrissy Miller ... Lip-Syncher
Brian Monroe Brian Monroe ... Hey Now Kid
Liz Moore Liz Moore ... Teenage Girl in Field
Jessica Pendland Jessica Pendland ... Hey Now Kid
Michael Pendland Michael Pendland ... Hey Now Kid
John Pritchett ... Sound Man
Tony Reynolds Tony Reynolds ... Lip-Syncher
Alonzo Richard Alonzo Richard ... Lip-Syncher
Stephen Seybold Stephen Seybold ... Lip-Syncher
Hinpheth Siharath Hinpheth Siharath ... Laotian Factory Worker
Frank Smith Frank Smith ... Man in Church
Rex Taylor Smith Rex Taylor Smith ... Member of Air Band
Ric Spiegel Ric Spiegel ... Passerby in Mall
Eric 'E.T.' Thorngren Eric 'E.T.' Thorngren ... Lip-Syncher
Scott Valentine ... Member of Air Band
Phyllis Wallace Phyllis Wallace ... Woman at Plant
Vernon Watts Vernon Watts ... Member of Gospel Band
Angus G. Wynne III Angus G. Wynne III ... Dancing Businessman
Tina Weymouth ... Lip-Syncher / Talking Heads musician
Kelly Wright Kelly Wright ... Factory Girl #2
Meredith Zednick Meredith Zednick ... Lip-Syncher
Vangie Barefoot Vangie Barefoot
Ronna Cohen Ronna Cohen ... Bass player in Air Band
Kenan Crinion Kenan Crinion
Chris Frantz ... Cowboy Lip-Syncher / Talking Heads musician
Tonney Watts Tonney Watts
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Keith Algier Keith Algier ... Lip-Syncher
Bale Allen Bale Allen ... Teenage Boy in Field
David Averett David Averett ... Duck Hunter
Andrew Barach Andrew Barach ... Laughing Headline Reader #1
Art Barrington Art Barrington
Tyler Apache Belles Tyler Apache Belles ... Precision Dancers
Caroline DeWolf Caroline DeWolf
Randy Erwin Randy Erwin ... Himself
Richard Rowland Richard Rowland
Louis Black ... Marching Accordion Band Member (uncredited)
Esteban Jordan Esteban Jordan ... Accordion Player (uncredited)
Victor Kiam Victor Kiam ... Himself (segment "Love for Sale") (archive footage) (uncredited)
Richard Nixon ... Himself (Puzzling Evidence segment) (archive footage) (uncredited)
Leesa Rowland ... (uncredited)

Produced by 

Michael Flynn ... associate producer
Gary Kurfirst ... producer
Karen Murphy ... co-producer
Edward R. Pressman ... executive producer
Neal Weisman ... associate producer

Music by 

David Byrne

Cinematography by 

Edward Lachman ... (as Ed Lachman)

Film Editing by 

Caroline Biggerstaff

Production Design by 

Barbara Ling

Costume Design by 

Elizabeth McBride

Production Management 

John Collier Bennett ... post-production supervisor

Second Unit Director or Assistant Director 

Ned Dowd ... first assistant director
Cara Giallanza ... second assistant director

Art Department 

Richard Allen ... art department assistant
John Hagen-Brenner ... assistant art director
Chris Henry ... construction foreman
Janet Stein ... wardrobe construction

Sound Department 

Gary Clayton ... adr engineer / foley engineer / sound effects engineer
Karen Harding ... dialogue editor
Jack Leahy ... Re-Recording Mixer
Samuel Lehmer ... adr engineer / foley engineer / sound effects engineer
Marnie Moore ... assistant sound designer
Gail Nord ... Audio Post-Production Coordinator
Leslie Shatz ... Re-Recording Mixer / sound designer
Joel Shryack ... boom operator
Amy Vuckovich ... boom operator (as Amy Botefuhr)
Karen Harding ... sound editor (uncredited)
Greg Smith ... recordist (uncredited)
David E. Turner ... machine room operator (uncredited)

Special Effects by 

Randy Fife ... special effects coordinator

Camera and Electrical Department 

Missy Boswell ... assistant camera
John Johns ... video playback operator
Mark Lipson ... still photographer
Philip C. Pfeiffer ... second camera operator
Kerry Rike ... key grip
R. Michael Yope ... electrician

Casting Department 

Ed Johnston ... location casting director

Costume and Wardrobe Department 

Bill Edwards ... costume supervisor
Janet Lucas Lawler ... assistant costumer
L. Sher Williams ... assistant costumer (as Sher Williams)

Editorial Department 

Vicki Hiatt ... assistant editor
Glenn T. Morgan ... first assistant editor
Cheri Reed ... apprentice editor

Location Management 

Joe Dishner ... location manager

Music Department 

Kenneth Karman ... music editor (as Ken Karman)
Jeff Kliment ... assistant music engineer (as Jeffrey Kliment)
Gary Clayton ... music editor (uncredited)
Will Collins ... playback singer (uncredited)

Other crew 

Janis Burklund ... production assistant
Tom De Nolf ... assistant to director
Julie Hoffmann ... head production accountant
Jesse Long ... script supervisor: second unit
Adelle Lutz ... fashion show designer
Dee McCandless ... choreographer
Gene Menger ... choreographer
Deborah Pritchett ... assistant production coordinator
Anne Rapp ... script supervisor
Janice F. Sperling ... production coordinator
Shannon Wilson ... accounting assistant
Ron Deutsch ... production assistant (uncredited)

See also

Release Dates | Official Sites | Company Credits | Filming & Production | Technical Specs

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