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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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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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Walter
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Edith
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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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$52,473 (USA) (10 August 1980)

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$1,175,855 (USA)
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Why would I lie?
29 July 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I loved this movie and searched for it for a number of years. All I could ever find was the pal format. It was released in Pal format. So if you didn't have a Pal player you were out of luck. I bought the Pal format on ebay from someone in the UK for a high price thinking I would find a player, but that never happened. Someone did contact me after my sale and offered to sell me a DVD of the movie which I accepted right away, I watch the movie at least once or twice a month. It always makes me laugh! I fell in Love with Treat Williams the first time I saw Hair. I didn't know that Treat Williams doesn't like to admit he was in this wonderful movie. I have about everything he was ever in. I wish they would release some of the other wonderful movies of that time period.


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