6.5/10
179
19 user 2 critic

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 »

Director:

Writers:

(novel),
Reviews
2 nominations. See more awards »

Photos

Add Image Add an image

Do you have any images for this title?

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Follow the River (TV Movie 1995)
Adventure | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  

An "inspirational" saga of a pioneer woman who is abducted by Shawnee indians.

Director: Martin Davidson
Stars: Sheryl Lee, Ellen Burstyn, Eric Schweig
Horror | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.3/10 X  

A pregnant woman fears for her unborn child's life if she doesn't avenge a supernatural entity.

Director: Predrag Antonijevic
Stars: Rebecca Da Costa, Milo Ventimiglia, Andie MacDowell
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  

Bo Durant, a volatile, working-class gearhead, sees himself trapped in a world with few possibilities but when he falls off his stepdaughter's bike, suffers a concussion, stops eating, and ... See full summary »

Director: Karen Goodman
Stars: Gabriel Macht, Tony Rocha, Chaney Kley
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.7/10 X  

101 Ways (the things a girl will do to keep her Volvo) chronicles the epic adventures of Watson (Wendy Hoopes), a struggling young writer who moves to the quiet suburbs to write her first ... See full summary »

Director: Jennifer B. Katz
Stars: Wendy Hoopes, Jayce Bartok, Rick Bean
Adventure | Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  

There are times when it's right and proper to simply bury the dead. This is not one of those times... Gram Parsons was one of the most influential musicians of his time; a bitter, brilliant... See full summary »

Director: David Caffrey
Stars: Johnny Knoxville, Christina Applegate, Marley Shelton
Silver Bears (1977)
Comedy | Crime
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6/10 X  

Financial wizard "Doc" Fletcher (Michael Caine) is sent by crime boss Joe Fiore (Martin Balsam) to buy a bank in Switzerland in order to more easily launder their profits. When he arrives, ... See full summary »

Director: Ivan Passer
Stars: Michael Caine, Cybill Shepherd, Louis Jourdan
Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

Two misfit best friends incapable of growing up, whose direction is tested by an abandoned child worn beyond his years. Together they invent the family they've always needed.

Director: Brian Crano
Stars: Jason Ritter, Jake Sandvig, Chandler Canterbury
S.W.A.T.: Firefight (Video 2011)
Action | Crime | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.4/10 X  

Expert S.W.A.T. leader Paul Cutler goes to Detroit on a special assignment to train and certify the city's S.W.A.T. team. After a hostage is killed during an assignment, the victim's ... See full summary »

Director: Benny Boom
Stars: Gabriel Macht, Robert Patrick, Carly Pope
Adventure | Crime | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.7/10 X  

A speculation on the fate of the famous hijacker who parachuted with his ransom and disappeared in the mountains, has Cooper following a meticulous plan to disappear into anonymity despite ... See full summary »

Directors: Roger Spottiswoode, Buzz Kulik
Stars: Robert Duvall, Treat Williams, Kathryn Harrold
The Others (TV Series 2000)
Drama | Horror | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  

College student Marian Kitt is terrified to discover that she has the power to see into the "other side." Word of Marian's vision spreads to Professor Miles Ballard, a student of paranormal... See full summary »

Stars: Julianne Nicholson, Gabriel Macht, Missy Crider
Action | War | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

A Navy navigator is shot down over enemy territory and is ruthlessly pursued by a secret police enforcer and the opposing troops. Meanwhile his commanding officer goes against orders in an attempt to rescue him.

Director: John Moore
Stars: Gene Hackman, Owen Wilson, Gabriel Macht
Suits Webisodes (TV Mini-Series 2012)
Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 9.1/10 X  

Webisodes of USA Networks top rated TV series Suits.

Stars: Patrick J. Adams, Rick Hoffman, Gabriel Macht
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
...
Cletus
...
Kay
...
Jeorge (as Gabriel Swann)
Susan Heldfond ...
Amy
...
Faith
...
Mrs. Bok
...
Mrs. Crumpe
...
Walter
Severn Darden ...
Dr. Barbour
...
Paul
Jane Burkett ...
Natalie
Kay Cummings ...
Edith
Mia Bendixsen ...
Thelma
...
Waitress
Harriet Gibson ...
Mary Kalinsky
Edit

Storyline

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

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Genres:

Comedy | Drama

Certificate:

PG | See all certifications »
Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

8 August 1980 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

En fed l√łgn  »

Filming Locations:


Company Credits

Production Co:

 »
Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Color:

(Metrocolor)
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

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

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
great movie
26 May 2007 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

"Why Would I Lie" is definitely #1 in my top 10 list. This movie an inspirational in my life. In 1980 my ex took my 5 year old son and disappeared. I spent 13 years tracking them down. We were reunited in 1993 after finding a graduation notice from his high school. The meaning of the biblical story of the prodigal son suddenly became crystal clear to me on that day. I believe that if I had never heard of "Jorge, with a J" I would probably have never seen my son again. It made me realize that family is the most important aspect of living in this world. If anyone knows where to obtain a copy, please let me know where. I would love to share it with my son. As usual, it fell by the wayside because of a bunch of self righteous "critics". It"s always frustrating when people fail to appreciate the entertainment and inspirational value of someone else's creation. Anyone who enjoyed this great movie is is truly a real human being. I'd be willing to bet you liked "The Magic Christian" as well.


4 of 5 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
Same Movie ? N1CRZ
Discuss Why Would I Lie? (1980) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?