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Brilliant Lies (1996)

R  |   |  Drama  |  11 July 1997 (USA)
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Susy Conner accuses former employer, Gary Fitzgerald, of harassment and unfair dismissal for failing to comply with his sexual demands. Relating the incident to conciliation lawyer, Marion ... See full summary »

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Cast overview, first billed only:
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Susy Connor
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Gary Fitzgerald
Zoe Carides ...
Katy Connor
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Brian Connor
Michael Veitch ...
Paul Connor
Catherine Wilkin ...
Marion Lee
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Vince
Jennifer Jarman-Walker ...
Ruth Miller
Grant Tilly ...
Steve Lovett
Beverley Dunn ...
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Brad Lindsay ...
Registrar
Barry Friedlander ...
Mr. Burton
Iain Murton ...
Mr. Hall
Tim Elston ...
Young Brian
Natalie Gauci ...
Young Katy (as Natalie Gauchi)
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Susy Conner accuses former employer, Gary Fitzgerald, of harassment and unfair dismissal for failing to comply with his sexual demands. Relating the incident to conciliation lawyer, Marion Lee, Susy comments that the trauma experienced should entitle her to a compensation payment of $40,000.00. Written by Anonymous

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The battle of the sexes is now all out war. To survive, you must tell Brilliant Lies

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Rated R for sexual content and language | See all certifications »
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The end credits song, performed by Australian singer Kate Ceberano, with music by Nerida Tyson-Chew and lyrics by Richard Franklin, was nominated for Best Original Song for a Feature Film, Mini-Series, Telemovie or TV Series, at the 1997 Australian Guild of Screen Composers Awards. See more »

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Vince: I am very upset at being dragged in here, Gary. We are men of substantial standing and I ...
Katy Conner: Substantial standing? Well, what are you trying to say? That two important men like you find it beneath your dignity to be called to account for a minor little thing like seven months of viscious sexual persecution?
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Music by Nerida Tyson-Chew
Lyrics by Richard Franklin
Performed by Doug de Vries & Ben Robertson
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Verbal warfare at its most entertaining.
21 July 2002 | by (nz) – See all my reviews

Brilliant lies is a modern fable of intra-species manipulation, revenge, deception and personality clash. I don't know how but the Carides sisters and LaPaglia made a simple battle of the sexes theme sensual and gorgeously thrilling. Lies displays an array of determined, distinctive stereotypes in a unique and effective manner. Suzy, the Sex Goddess (Gia Carides) accuses Gary, the Chauvinist Pig (Anthony LaPaglia) of sexual harassment and unlawful dismissal, demanding a $40,000 settlement. Its a case of her word against his and is convincing in its demonstration of critical verbal warfare. The interpersonal relationships presented here are caring and smoothly realistic but there is a hint of bottled emotive sincerity which is tragically typical of many families. The film has a well rounded end, and if not an uplifting one, at least it was fairly calming. "Lies" turns those irritatingly responsible and important things like gender warfare, sexual abuse, family loyalty and the law, and turns them into a solvable, humorous, strategy game for grown ups. Not bad, not bad at all.


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