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Brilliant Lies (1996)

 -  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 ...
President
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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SOMEWHERE TO BEGIN
Music by Nerida Tyson-Chew
Lyrics by Richard Franklin
Performed by Doug de Vries & Ben Robertson
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A Brilliant Movie
18 December 2001 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Brilliant Lies is truly a brilliant movie. There is terrific acting among the Carides sisters, Zoe & Gia. Anthony LaPaglia is surprisingly like any other Australian actor around. Just imagine that he and Gia are married to each other. But I was very surprised by Zoe's performance as the lesbian feminist sister. It is not patronizing or preachy but rather touching. This story has layers of depth for the above average movie. While it takes something like sexual harassment to a story worth telling, neither Gary nor Susy are truly innocent of each other. Maybe the depth of the story is truly worth brilliant and terrific Australian film. I still can't believe that Anthony is actually Australian than an American Italian New Yorker or from Jersey.


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