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Pack of Lies (1987)

London in the early 1960s. The life of a couple is upset by the coming of a British Secret Service agent who moves in across the street.

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Nominated for 3 Primetime Emmys. See more awards »
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Ronald Hines ...
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Ellis
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Stewart
Peter Schofield ...
Powell
David Corti ...
Malcolm
Margot Leicester ...
Thelma
Jackie Downey ...
Sally
Peter Hughes ...
Club Manager
Bruce Morrison ...
Club Waiter
Tim Barker ...
Telephone Man
Alan Renwick ...
Vegetable Truck Man
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London in the early 1960s. The life of a couple is upset by the coming of a British Secret Service agent who moves in across the street.

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26 April 1987 (USA)  »

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Hallmark Hall of Fame: Pack of Lies (#36.3)  »

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Trivia

The character of Julie in real life is the TV journalist Gay Search, best known for her work on gardening programmes in the UK. See more »

Quotes

Barbara Jackson: [after overhearing that Julie rode on the back of a motorcycle] Julie, how could you?
Julie Jackson: He was only giving me a ride home.
Barbara Jackson: How many time have we told you?
Julie Jackson: Yes, I know!
Barbara Jackson: How many times?
Julie Jackson: Yes, I'm sorry.
Barbara Jackson: You promised! You gave me your word!
Julie Jackson: I'm not a child anymore!
Barbara Jackson: What do you mean by that?
Julie Jackson: Well, I'm old enough to take care of myself.
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Edited into Hallmark Hall of Fame (1951) See more »

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A collection of talent
7 March 2013 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

A fact-based drama adapted from an acclaimed stage play, this Halmark Hall of Fame production is one of the finest films ever made for television; in fact I can't think of one that's better. Pack of Lies is good enough to have been a a theatrical release. A fascinating true story with disquieting moral and social issues makes for compelling viewing. POL has been given a first-class production with excellent acting and directing, and even if her British accent wavers, Ellen Burstyn gives a powerful performance, and a surprisingly cast Teri Garr has never been better. Unfortunately, POL is unknown and rarely shown though it deserves to be, and after 25 years its subject is as timely as ever.


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