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Liar Liar (1997)

PG-13 | | Comedy, Fantasy | 21 March 1997 (USA)
A fast track lawyer can't lie for 24 hours due to his son's birthday wish after the lawyer turns his son down for the last time.


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Cast overview, first billed only:
Jason Bernard ...
Kenneth Falk (as Chip Mayer)
Richard Cole
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Fletcher Reede, a fast talking attorney, habitual liar, and divorced father is an incredibly successful lawyer who has built his career by lying. He has a habit of giving precedence to his job and always breaking promises to be with his young son Max, but Fletcher lets Max down once too often, for missing his own son's birthday party. But until then at 8:15 Max has decided to make an honest man out of him as he wishes for one whole day his dad couldn't tell a lie. When the wish comes true all Fletcher can do is tell the truth and cannot tell one lie. Uh-oh for Fletcher! Written by Anthony Pereyra <hypersonic91@yahoo.com>

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Comedy | Fantasy

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for sex related humor and language | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

21 March 1997 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Menteur menteur  »

Box Office


$45,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$31,423,025 (USA) (21 March 1997)


$181,395,380 (USA) (10 October 1997)

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1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?


Max's teacher is reading to her class a story from Dr. Seuss' "Green Eggs and Ham". Jim Carrey later played title characters in Seuss-based movies How the Grinch Stole Christmas (2000) and Horton Hears a Who! (2008). See more »


Right before he gets pulled over by the police, Fletcher passes the same maroon Ford Taurus twice. See more »


[Fletcher is on the phone with his mother]
Fletcher: [listens for a moment] Because I didn't want to talk to you!
[pauses, listening]
Fletcher: Because you insist on talking about Dad's bowel movements; size, color, frequency, I"LL CALL YA LATER!
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Crazy Credits

Outtakes are shown during the credits. See more »


Mighty Mouse Theme (Here I Come To Save The Day)
Written by Marshall Barer & Philip A. Scheib
Performed by Jim Carrey
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Good spirited and absolutely hilarious film!
10 September 2009 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

True the plot is a little corny, my only criticism of the movie, but Jim Carrey's wonderfully energetic and most of the time hilarious performance more than compensates. Liar Liar is easily one of Carrey's better films, I do confess I will need to see a few more of his movies before concluding which one's his best to save bias. What Liar Liar manages to do is have a slightly corny though very interesting idea, and make into a good spirited and absolutely hilarious film. The script almost the whole time verged on hysterically funny, and there are many priceless scenes, especially the courtroom scene- I needed to go to the bathroom to check I hadn't wet myself from laughing so much. The other performances were great, Cary Elwes was excellent, and the boy was very sweet and charming. Overall, a hilarious movie, that does cheer you up considerably after a hard day, I still chuckle even thinking of it. There is so much to recommend this, but at the end of the day, it is Carrey's picture. 9.5/10 Bethany Cox

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