MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Up 10,098 this week

Where Truth Lies (1996)

 -  Drama | Mystery | Thriller  -  June 1996 (Japan)
3.9
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 3.9/10 from 168 users  
Reviews: 8 user

Driven to drink by his wife's death, a tormented doctor is committed to an experimental rehab.

Director:

Writer:

0Check in
0Share...

Watch Now

with Prime Instant Video

Editors' Spotlight

IMDb Exclusive Trailer

View the Foxcatcher Exclusive trailer with Steve Carell and Channing Tatum


User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 1017 titles
created 28 Dec 2011
 
a list of 537 titles
created 10 months ago
 
a list of 6933 titles
created 7 months ago
 
a list of 809 titles
created 7 months ago
 
a list of 6995 titles
created 2 months ago
 

Related Items


Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: Where Truth Lies (1996)

Where Truth Lies (1996) on IMDb 3.9/10

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

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of Where Truth Lies.

Videos

Photos

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Hold-Up (1985)
Comedy | Crime
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  

Dressed as a clown, the clever rascal Grimm holds up the most secure bank of Montreal and takes 30 hostages. While confusing and ridiculing the police with his strange behavior, he calmly ... See full summary »

Director: Alexandre Arcady
Stars: Jean-Paul Belmondo, Kim Cattrall, Guy Marchand
Asylum I (1997)
Drama | Horror | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5/10 X  

A private investigator, mentally disturbed by his father's suicide, goes undercover in a mental institution to discover the murderer of a friend who was a doctor at the clinic.

Director: James Seale
Stars: Robert Patrick, Karl Bury, Tom Poster
Running Delilah (TV Movie 1993)
Sci-Fi | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.1/10 X  

Top agent Delilah dies in a risky mission against weapon dealer Kercharian. But she's revived with high-tech medicine and artificial body parts. As invincible superwoman she returns and ... See full summary »

Director: Richard Franklin
Stars: Kim Cattrall, Billy Zane, François Guétary
Every Woman's Dream (TV Movie 1996)
Comedy | Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  
Director: Steven Schachter
Stars: Jeff Fahey, Kim Cattrall, DeLane Matthews
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.5/10 X  

As the 19th century draws to an end London is a city ravaged by poverty, class warfare, disease and unspeakable crime. Amidst the chaos is Catherine Ringward, a beautiful young woman, who ... See full summary »

Director: William Tannen
Stars: Paul Rhys, Emily Raymond, Malcolm McDowell
Drama | Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.5/10 X  

Farmer struggles to keep food on the table, and regain his son who has joined a gang of marauding city-folk during the world's worst famine.

Director: Timothy Bond
Stars: Clint Walker, Nehemiah Persoff, Geraint Wyn Davies
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.4/10 X  

Georgina throws a sleepover party for her friend Jamie, a moderately successful actress, on the night of Jamie's fiancée's bachelor party. Jill, Jamie, Marcy, Rachel, and Georgina have been... See full summary »

Director: Julianna Lavin
Stars: Dana Delany, Kim Cattrall, Cynthia Stevenson
The Surgeon (1995)
Horror | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.8/10 X  

Small boy witnesses his brother being killed in surgery, grows up to become a monster with a scalpel.

Director: Carl Schenkel
Stars: Isabel Glasser, James Remar, Sean Haberle
The Heidi Chronicles (TV Movie 1995)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  
Director: Paul Bogart
Stars: Jamie Lee Curtis, Tom Hulce, Peter Friedman
Ringer (1996)
Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.8/10 X  
Director: Carlo Gustaff
Stars: Shannon Whirry, Timothy Bottoms, Maud Adams
Smokescreen (1988)
Crime
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.6/10 X  
Director: Martin Lavut
Stars: Kim Cattrall, Matt Craven, Kim Coates
Honeymoon Academy (Video 1989)
Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5/10 X  

A honeymooning couple become entangled in a plot to recover plates for counterfeiting US dollars. SHE thinks she's just retired from a government 'dirty jobs' department, but her superiors ... See full summary »

Director: Gene Quintano
Stars: Kim Cattrall, Robert Hays, Leigh Taylor-Young
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
...
...
Racquel Chambers
...
Candice Daly ...
Wendy / Teresa Lazarre
...
Joe McNamara
...
James (as Sam Jones)
...
Jonas Kellar
...
Van Ness
Timothy Patrick Quill ...
Prisoner
Barry Lee Pearl ...
Stan Horowitz
...
Judge Bloom
...
Mrs. Gloria Smith
Paul Sarnoff ...
Marty the Bartender
...
Lisa
Sharon Mendel ...
Helene Smith
Edit

Storyline

Driven to drink by his wife's death, a tormented doctor is committed to an experimental rehab.

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for strong violence including two rape scenes, some sexuality and language | See all certifications »
Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

June 1996 (Japan)  »

Also Known As:

Asilum  »

Filming Locations:

 »

Company Credits

Production Co:

 »
Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Color:

See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Goofs

When Nurse Racquel takes Dr. Lazarre to see his visitors, she is in the cell wearing flat shoes, then in the corridor she is wearing high heels and in the visitors room she is back in flat shoes. See more »

Soundtracks

After Hours
Written by David & Eric Wurst (BMI)
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Mind Games
18 November 2005 | by (brooklyn NY) – See all my reviews

(There are Spoilers) Living with the tragic death of his first wife Wendy, Candice Daly, psychiatrist Dr. Ian Lazzare, John Savage, can't keep her out of his mind even after re-marrying a woman who's an exact replica of Wendy Teresa also Candice Daly with her blond hair colored black.

Becoming a hopeless alcoholic Dr. Lazarre drinking become so acute that Teresa leaves him and that leads to Dr. Lazarre attempting to kill himself. Committed to the Blackhurst Instatute by Teresa and Dr. Lazarre's friend and personal lawyer John McNamra, Eric Pierpoint, Dr. Lazarre is put on drugs and kept from getting any sleep to shock him out of his drinking problems. But as we, and Dr. Lazare, also see his treatment has nothing at all to do with curing him but experimenting with his mind, or what's left of it, to see what make him tick with the experiments being conducted by the head of the institute the weird Dr. Vernon Requist, Malcolm McDowell.

You have trouble with understanding the movie "Where Truth Lies" right from the start with Wendy's accident that later in the film turns out to be her murder. There's also this convict was treated by Dr. Lazarr who seemed to have later been executed a Jonas Keller, Denis Forest, who keeps popping up in the movie as if he were Dr. Lazarre's conscience or alter-ego. You at first think that Keller was the real reason for Wendy's death but it turns out that he had nothing to do with it so why is he made to be so important in the film not only in regard to Wendy's murder but to Dr. Lazarre himself?

At the Blackhurst Institute were at first given the impression that Dr. Renquist and his head nurse Racquel Cambers, Kim Cattrall, are not what they seem to be. It's even indicted that Nurse Chambers is a junkie that Dr. Renquist experimented with like he's doing with Dr. Lzarre. But as the movie moves to it's surprising conclusion it obvious that all that information we get from the movie makers of "Where truth Lies" are red herrings to throw us off what's really going on and why Dr. Lazarre was committed in the institute in the first place.

The big surprise in the movie is not that surprising at all since we get a good idea to who's behind Dr. Lazarre's interment and what the reasons are for it is. Which Dr. Lazarre himself realizes but after it's too late for him to stop the person from murdering his second wife Teresa like he did his first wife Wendy. Very depressing ending where the killer gets poor Dr. Lazarre implicated in Wendy's murder only after he himself is killed by an outraged Dr. Lazarre, who earlier escaped from the Blackhurst institute, only to end up being committed for life to a mental hospital for the criminally insane.

Passable thriller with John Savage doing his best as a man being driven over the edge in order to cure him of an mental illness that he only got from being institutionalized to cure it when he didn't have it in the first place.


8 of 9 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
It deserved SOME comment.. onceasalways
Another stupid movie. cpalahniukfan
Discuss Where Truth Lies (1996) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?