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Why Would I Lie? (1980)

PG | | Comedy, Drama | 8 August 1980 (USA)
Cletus is a compulsive liar. He prefers the term 'fabrication' to lie though. When Cletus becomes a social worker he's assigned the case of a boy called Jorge (with a 'J') who was taken ... See full summary »

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Cletus
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Kay
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Jeorge (as Gabriel Swann)
Susan Heldfond ...
Amy
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Faith
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Mrs. Bok
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Mrs. Crumpe
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Walter
Severn Darden ...
Dr. Barbour
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Jane Burkett ...
Natalie
Kay Cummings ...
Edith
Mia Bendixsen ...
Thelma
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Harriet Gibson ...
Mary Kalinsky
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Cletus is a compulsive liar. He prefers the term 'fabrication' to lie though. When Cletus becomes a social worker he's assigned the case of a boy called Jorge (with a 'J') who was taken from his mother. Cletus sets out to reunite Jorge with his mother, but to do so he has to fabricate many a story to keep Jorge from being adopted. In search of the mother, Cletus meets and falls in love with a women's advice councillor. Written by Rob Hartill

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bit of trivia on Jeorge
2 October 2004 | by (Oregon) – See all my reviews

This is one of my mom's favorite movies - it is very sad that it was never released! I did see it in the past year on a cable network station like TBS or WGN - so someone has the rights to run it. Bit of trivia: the boy who played Jeorge now goes by Gabriele Macht. I have seen him on a few things like the movie "The Recruit" and Sex and the City - recognized him immediately. Haven't found a site that says why he dropped Swann. IMDb doesn't have "Why Would I Lie" in his credits either - not quite sure why he and Treat Williams won't admit to appearing in this funny movie! I do remember the movie quite well if someone wants a more thorough synopsis. I might even be able to find a copy of what I taped off of cable, too. I didn't get it from the very beginning, but pretty close to it.

Here is Macht's IMDb link: http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0532683/


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