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Pack of Lies (1987)

TV Movie  -   -  Drama  -  26 April 1987 (USA)
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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 goes and lives with their neighbors across the the street.

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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 goes and lives with their neighbors across the 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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The original Broadway production of "Pack of Lies" opened at the Royale Theater in New York on February 11, 1985 and ran for 120 performances. Rosemary Harris was nominated for the 1983 Tony Award for Actress in a Drama for "A Pack of Lies." Hugh Whitemore wrote the stage play and the teleplay for the filmed production. See more »

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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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A great piece of work by all involved
27 April 1999 | by (New York, USA) – See all my reviews

I saw this film when it was first presented on network TV sponsored by Hallmark Hall of Fame.What we see is a beautifully made film about, Love, friendship and deceit. The movie is set in the early sixties and is about the lives of basically two families are have become close over the years.Ellen Burstyn gives an outstanding performance as a British homemaker who spends her days happily performing the tasks of her simple life while enjoying a close friendship with the neighbor across the street played by Teri Garr. We watch as both families happily intermingle and enjoy their lives until one day a British agent appears at the door of Burstyn explaining that they are looking for a spy who seemed to be operating in their neighborhood and soon after the agents set up a surveilance from the house. From this point on in the movie we experience the drama of a family trying to hide thier fears. We see Burstyn on the brink of a breakdown knowing in her heart that she was deceived by the only true friend she had. We see even before she does that the Garr charecter and her husband are not what they appear to be making the the final realization of Burstyn that mush more heartbreaking...I taped this film back in 1987 and have watched it often and it still has a profound effect on me......


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