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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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Paul
Jane Burkett ...
Natalie
Kay Cummings ...
Edith
Mia Bendixsen ...
Thelma
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Waitress
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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Why would we pull the wool over your eyes? See more »

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Comedy | Drama

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8 August 1980 (USA)  »

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En fed løgn  »

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This is Gabriel Macht's first film. See more »

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A funny and entertaining romantic comedy
26 April 2003 | by (Rancho Mirage, CA) – See all my reviews

A great story shot in Spokane, WA about a family member who cannot help but stretch the truth just to make it more entertaining. Join that to a mother looking for her lost son makes for a touching drama coupled with a romantic comedy.

I taped this off HBO years ago and still watch it now and then.


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