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Liar Liar (1997)

PG-13  |   |  Comedy, Fantasy  |  21 March 1997 (USA)
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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:
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Kenneth Falk (as Chip Mayer)
Richard Cole
SW Fisher ...


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 favorite 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 <>

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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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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 »


When Fletcher calls Mrs. Cole to the stand to testify, she is not sworn in. This does not discount the possibility that a previous hearing in the court allowed her to be sworn in, which means that, by law, the same swearing in as earlier still applies. See more »


Fat Coworker: What's Up, Fletcher?
Fletcher: Your cholesterol, Fatty! Dead man walkin'!
Randy: Hey, Fletcher!
Fletcher: Hey! You're not important enough to remember!
Zit Boy: What'll it be, Fletcher?
Fletcher: A pock mark, eventually!
Greta: Mr. Reede?
Fletcher: Don't ask! For God sake, don't ask!
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Crazy Credits

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Referenced in Jeopardy!: Episode #26.12 (2009) See more »


Happy Birthday to You
Written by Patty S. Hill and Mildred J. Hill
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I love this movie!!
27 February 2007 | by (Netherlands) – See all my reviews

I loved this movie, it's so funny :D one of the best comedy movies ever!!! It has (like many movies) a message, that it's best to tell the truth, but above all it was very funny. My favorite scene was:

About Mr. Allen

Miranda: Well, what do you think of him? Fletcher: He's a pedantic, pontificating, pretentious bastard, a belligerent old fart, a worthless steaming pile of cow dung, figuratively speaking. a moment passes and Mr. Allen starts laughing. The other board members follow his lead and start laughing also] Mr. Allen: That's the funniest damn thing I have ever heard. You're a real card, Reede. I love a good roast. Do Simmons. Fletcher: Simmons is old. He should have been out of the game years ago but he can't stay home because he hates his wife. You have met her at the Christmas parties, she's the one that gets plastered and calls him a retard, and you, Tom; you're the biggest brown nose I have ever seen. You have got your head so far up Mr. Allen's ass, I can't tell where you end and he begins. Mr. Allen: *roaring with laughter* Priceless! *Fletcher continues with every member* Fletcher: You have bad breath caused by gingivitis. You couldn't get a porn star off. Your hairpiece looks like something that was killed crossing the highway. I don't know whether to comb it or scrape it off with a shovel and bury it in lime. Loser! Idiot! Wimp! Degenerate! *Slut*! Mr. Allen: I like your style, Reede! That's just what this stuffy company needs - a little irreverence! Fletcher: Good! I'll see you later, dick-head!

Great movie!!!

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