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Why Would I Lie? (1980)

PG  |   |  Comedy, Drama  |  28 August 1981 (Denmark)
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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 ... 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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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.


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