MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Up 11,355 this week

White Lies (1989)
"Little White Lies" (original title)

TV Movie  |   |  Comedy, Romance  |  27 November 1989 (USA)
5.9
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 5.9/10 from 106 users  
Reviews: 2 user

While detective Liz Donaldson cashes her entire life savings to go to Rome, she meets Dr. Harry MacCrey on the plane. They both lie about their jobs and they fall in love in Rome. But, when... See full summary »

Director:

Writer:

0Check in
0Share...

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 40 titles
created 30 Jan 2011
 
a list of 141 titles
created 17 Jun 2012
 
a list of 2713 titles
created 14 Oct 2012
 
a list of 3752 titles
created 02 Oct 2013
 
list image
a list of 4741 titles
created 9 months ago
 

Related Items

Search for "White Lies" on Amazon.com

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: White Lies (TV Movie 1989)

White Lies (TV Movie 1989) on IMDb 5.9/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of White Lies.
Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

A Little Sex (1982)
Comedy | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.9/10 X  

The story of one man's hilarious - and doomed - attempts to wield life's ultimate double-edged sword: infidelity.

Director: Bruce Paltrow
Stars: Tim Matheson, Kate Capshaw, Edward Herrmann
Mary White (TV Movie 1977)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

The true story of the relationship between famed author William Allen White and his teenaged daughter Mary, who died in a horseback-riding accident at age 16, and the powerful effect the tragedy had on the life of her father.

Director: Jud Taylor
Stars: Ed Flanders, Fionnula Flanagan, Tim Matheson
Listen to Your Heart (TV Movie 1983)
Comedy | Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.8/10 X  
Director: Don Taylor
Stars: George Barrow, George Coe, Ernest Harada
Harmful Intent (TV Movie 1993)
Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.5/10 X  

After a young mother dies on the operating room table during childbirth, Dr. Jeffrey Rhodes stands accused of giving her a lethal dose of anesthesia. Hiding as a fugitive from the law, only... See full summary »

Director: John Patterson
Stars: Tim Matheson, Emma Samms, Robert Pastorelli
Joshua's Heart (TV Movie 1990)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  

10 year old Joshua's father has a new girlfriend every 5-8 month. Joshua finds out how a mother's love feels, when he meets Claudia, his father's Nth girlfriend. The trouble is that his ... See full summary »

Director: Michael Pressman
Stars: Melissa Gilbert, Tim Matheson, Matthew Lawrence
Bay Coven (TV Movie 1987)
Horror | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.3/10 X  

A young newlywed couple move into a remote village in middle America only to find a secret coven of witches who want them to join all the fun; or face the consequences.

Director: Carl Schenkel
Stars: Pamela Sue Martin, Tim Matheson, Barbara Billingsley
Dying to Love You (TV Movie 1993)
Drama | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.6/10 X  

Roger Paulson is lonely after his divorce. He thinks he has finally found the woman of his dreams...until he uncovers her web of lies.

Director: Robert Iscove
Stars: Tim Matheson, Tracy Pollan, Lee Garlington
Little White Lies (TV Movie 1998)
Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

The tragic, unexpected death of David in a car-crash causes the cozy, safe life of gardener Beth to be thrown into complete chaos. In the aftermath, as Beth begins to pick up the pieces, ... See full summary »

Director: Philip Saville
Stars: Tara Fitzgerald, Cherie Lunghi, Peter Bowles
Jennifer Slept Here (1983–1984)
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  

The Elliots are a rich family that have just moved into the home of the late screen legend, Jennifer Farrell. But Jennifer is still around... as a ghost that only their son Joey can see.

Stars: Ann Jillian, John P. Navin Jr., Brandon Maggart
Convicted: A Mother's Story (TV Movie 1987)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  

Liz is a mother of two, who loves them. One day her boyfriend asks her to take some money out of her office so that he could borrow it then he will return it to her after a few days so she ... See full summary »

Director: Richard T. Heffron
Stars: Ann Jillian, Gloria Loring, Kiel Martin
The Littlest Victims (TV Movie 1989)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  

A true account of the life of pioneering AIDS doctor James Oleske.

Director: Peter Levin
Stars: Lewis Arlt, Graham Brown, William Cain
The Woman Who Sinned (TV Movie 1991)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.5/10 X  

A beautiful woman is falsely accused of her best friend's murder after an illicit affair while Michael and Victoria Robeson's secrets need to come out if the crime is to be solved.

Director: Michael Switzer
Stars: Susan Lucci, Tim Matheson, Michael Dudikoff
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
...
Dr Harry MacRae
...
...
Phyllis
...
Vicki
...
Marty
Michael Carven ...
Gianni
Jeff Altman ...
Technician
...
Claudio
Jo De Winter ...
Neurotic Woman
Jerry Anderson ...
Mawbry / Byrd
Shari Shaw ...
Nurse #1 (as Shari Ballard)
Brian Byers ...
Yuppie
...
Limo Driver
Edit

Storyline

While detective Liz Donaldson cashes her entire life savings to go to Rome, she meets Dr. Harry MacCrey on the plane. They both lie about their jobs and they fall in love in Rome. But, when they come home they have to try to keep their little white lies to themselves and not let either of them who's who. Written by Anonymous

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

What's a love affair without a few... Little White Lies.

Genres:

Comedy | Romance

Certificate:

See all certifications »
Edit

Details

Country:

|

Language:

Release Date:

27 November 1989 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Apró füllentések  »

Filming Locations:

 »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Color:

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
See  »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

Does Jillian deserve to land Tim Matheson?
21 December 2002 | by (Sydney, Australia) – See all my reviews

Ann Jillian is Elizabeth ‘Liz' Donaldson, a Philadelphia detective who takes a holiday to Rome. On the plane she meets Harold ‘Harry' McCrae (Tim Matheson), a cardiologist at Glen Valley Memorial Hospital who is also bound for Rome. Wanting to protect their privacy, they both give false identities but fall in love. On return, their paths cross when Lionel Mawbry/B D Boyd (Jerry Anderson) a jewel thief Liz is chasing comes under Harry's care, and they struggle to keep up the deceptions.

Jillian's wardrobe for Liz is strangely formal, even with what she wears on holiday, with evident shoulderpads, and Liz telling Harry that she knows some Lithuanian swear words is a nod to Jillian's ancestry. A scene where she stops a street thief in Rome doesn't work because he is easy to catch, her movement isn't that skillful, and Jillian overplays her duplicity. It is notably the one time that Matheson does better than her. Otherwise she is funny with a look of revulsion at the Roman count who gives her a complimentary glass of champagne, coughing at the large restaurant bill she has insisted she pay, closing a closet door on Harry, in panic at a ringing telephone, grimacing at tasting hospital food for ulcer patients, and her answering machine changed from police gag to sexy single.

The teleplay by Emily Potter provides some funny lines. `You wiped out your entire life savings to meet a hospital orderley? He must give one hell of a sponge bath', re a request to mop a hospital room floor `That's revolting. And it's not improving with age', and to Harry's `This man's in shock' revealing he is a doctor to Liz's `He's not the only one'. Director Anson Williams has a Marx Bros feature playing inflight that Liz and Harry laugh and bond over without letting us see what or if it is funny, uses visual gags for them to pass each other undetected, and has them both turning away together to not be seen by someone who knows their real identities. Although her part is slight, Suzie Plakson is memorable as Vicky, a bitter hospital volunteer who Harry rejects.


4 of 7 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Discuss White Lies (1989) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?