True Stories

True Stories

By David Byrne

  • Genre: Musicals
  • Release Date: 1986-10-10
  • Advisory Rating: PG
  • Runtime: 1h 29min
  • Director: David Byrne
  • Production Company: Pressman Film
  • Production Country: United States of America
  • iTunes Price: USD 9.99
  • iTunes Rent Price: USD 3.99
From 111 Ratings


This comedic musical vision of contemporary life marks the directorial debut of Talking Heads leader David Byrne ("Stop Making Sense"). Written by Byrne and Pulitzer Prize-winner Beth Henley ("Crimes of the Heart"), this film looks at everyday life and the unique qualities which make ordinary people special. Based on Byrne's collection of human interest pieces taken from tabloid newspapers, and starring multi-Emmy nominees John Goodman ("The Flintstones," "Roseanne") and Swoosie Kurtz (TV's "Sisters"). The music video "Wild Wild Life," performed by the Talking Heads, is available for promotion.




  • Best. Movie. Ever.

    By Talking head007
    This movie is Amazing. From writing, acting, music, production design, and wardrobe. Spot on!
  • So cool!

    By Migraine!!!
    I love this movie! It's funny, has great music, and it's made to look like a documentary! It's totally awesome!
  • Phenomenal Music Film

    By citybug7
    Just as brilliant as Byrne himself, True Stories is a fantastic musical film that features a great cast of actors, tunes, and hilarious plot events. A rich and fulfilling movie. On a side-note, having True Stories makes me wonder why iTunes is not offering one of the top five greatest concert films for sale... STOP MAKING SENSE! iTunes, we need that concert film NOW. Everyone who reads this and agrees, go to iTunes and request it.