True Crime is a 1996 crime thriller directed by Pat Verducci. Mary Giordano (Alicia Silverstone) is a smart, crime savvy teenager who attends a Catholic school and is obsessed with mystery novels and true detective magazines. When a serial killer begins to brutally kill young girls who visit a certain traveling carnival, the case catches Mary's eye. She joins up with veteran investigator Jerry Guinn (Bill Nunn) who is put on the case with a young cadet, Tony Campbell (Kevin Dillon). Mary and Tony begin a romantic involvement as they also try to figure out the serial killer's identity. As Mary delves further and further into the mystery surrounding the crazed killer, she gets closer to revealing his real identity. Mary wants to catch the killer before he kills again, but in doing so, she puts her own safety in jeopardy. Will Mary figure out the killer's identity before she becomes his next victim?