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Director:
Writer (WGA):
Lloyd Fonvielle (written by)
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Release Date:
21 August 1988 (USA) See more »
Genre:
Tagline:
Some Passions Can Be Deadly
Plot:
Eddie is a private detective. When a client asks him to help persuade his ex-wife to leave him alone... See more » | Add synopsis »
Awards:
2 nominations See more »
User Reviews:
Intriguing Preview to, 'A Prairie Home Companion' [2006]... See more (16 total) »

Cast

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Tommy Lee Jones ... Eddie Mallard

Virginia Madsen ... Rachel Carlyle
Colin Bruce ... Charlie Rand

Denise Stephenson ... Debbie
Kevin Jarre ... Tim

Frederic Forrest ... Father George

J.B. White ... Jimbo
Michael Chapman ... Landlord
Alec Willows ... Bartender
Jack Creley ... Grandfather
Peter Jobin ... Doorman
Michael Villella ... Cop (as Michael Villela)
David Cryer ... Waiter
Molly Johnson ... Female Singer
Hugh McCarten ... Piano Player
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Directed by
Lloyd Fonvielle 
 
Writing credits
(WGA)
Lloyd Fonvielle (written by)

Produced by
Keith Addis .... executive producer
Gerald I. Isenberg .... executive producer
Eli Johnson .... co-producer
David J. Latt .... producer
 
Original Music by
George S. Clinton 
 
Cinematography by
Michael Chapman 
 
Film Editing by
Evan A. Lottman 
 
Casting by
Pam Dixon 
 
Production Design by
Carol Spier 
 
Costume Design by
Linda Matheson 
 
Production Management
Deb LeFaive .... production supervisor
David A. Shepherd .... production manager
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Reid A. Dunlop .... second assistant director
David Hoffert .... third assistant director
Margaux Mackay .... first assistant director
 
Sound Department
Owen Langevin .... sound mixer
 
Stunts
Harry Madsen .... stunt coordinator
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Stewart Aziz .... second assistant camera
Raymond Fortune .... gaffer
Barry Goodwin .... best boy
Brian Harper .... first assistant camera
Gordon Langevin .... camera operator
Ron Renzetti .... dolly grip
John Williamson .... still photographer
 
Editorial Department
Marypat Plottner .... assistant editor
 
Music Department
Virginia S. Ellsworth .... music editor
 
Other crew
Jaap Broeker .... stand-in: Tommy Lee Jones
Christopher Comrie .... assistant accountant
Susan Kavesh .... production coordinator
William James Kennedy .... stand-in
Eric T. Snyder .... assistant locations (as Eric Snyder)
Michael Tough .... location manager
Mimi Wolch .... script supervisor
 
Thanks
Dabney Coleman .... special thanks
 

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"The Dead Can't Lie" - , USA (working title)
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Runtime:
98 min
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Aspect Ratio:
1.33 : 1 See more »
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Did You Know?

Trivia:
Tommy Lee Jones would later appear in the 1995 movie "Batman Forever", which is set in the fictional Gotham City.See more »
Quotes:
Eddie Mallard:Why would you taker her WORD for it?
Charlie Rand:The dead, Eddie; they can't lie. They can try to fool you; they can lead you into lies; but they can't speak a lie with their own lips.
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Soundtrack:
Every Step of the WaySee more »

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1 out of 1 people found the following review useful.
Intriguing Preview to, 'A Prairie Home Companion' [2006]..., 11 December 2013
Author: L P

I'm not certain how I missed Fonvielle's 'Gotham' (or 'The Dead Cant Lie', TV 1988) when it came out in the late 80's...I found this by accident, and enjoyed watching it late one night. I can't agree more with the other comments/reviews already listed praising this film. I have two suggestions though...one viewers can do nothing about, and one you can. Sadly the format is (made-for-TV) full-screen, and there are many instances during the film when it's painfully obvious that a wide-screen format would add immensely to the atmosphere and mood. There's not much you can do about that though; however, what you can do, is turn your TV's 'Color' off, or desaturate the color, and add a little 'Contrast', to enjoy this film in B/W ('film noir'). As for Fonvielle, his 'The Mummy' (1999) is also a fun-filled thrill not to be missed, and 'Cherry 2000' (1987) has Melanie Griffith in her finest form (maybe ever!). His other writing credits are worthy of mention, but both 'The Bride' (1985) and 'The Lords of Discipline' do not seem to have been given the production, or directorial justice, that Fonvielle's work deeply deserved. Watch 'Gotham' as an 80's tribute to classic film noir, and/or as an intriguing preview to 'A Prairie Home Companion' (2006).

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