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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:
Jason Bernard ...
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 <hypersonic91@yahoo.com>

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Would I lie to you? See more »


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?


At one time during development, the script was tailored at Disney for Goldie Hawn in the eventual Jim Carrey role. See more »


When Fletcher was pounding himself on the marble wall, the wall shakes revealing that the bathroom was a set. See more »


Cop: You know why I pulled you over?
Fletcher: Depends on how long you were following me!
Cop: Why don't we just take it from the top?
Fletcher: Here goes: I sped. I followed too closely. I ran a stop sign. I almost hit a Chevy. I sped some more. I failed to yield at a crosswalk. I changed lanes at the intersection. I changed lanes without signaling while running a red light and *speeding*!
Cop: Is that all?
Fletcher: No... I have unpaid parking tickets.
Fletcher: ... be gentle.
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Crazy Credits

Outtakes are shown during the credits. See more »


Referenced in The Muse (1999) See more »


Happy Birthday to You
Written by Patty S. Hill and Mildred J. Hill
Performed by Jim Carrey and Maura Tierney
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"I CAN'T LIE!!!"

Jim Carrey plays a liar lawyer called Fletcher Reede.His son Max (Justin Cooper) makes a birthday wish that his father can't tell a lie in 24 hours.And the wish comes true. That gets Fletcher in many embarrassing situations.It's hard to tell the truth all the time especially for a lawyer.That's not the only problem Fletcher is having.His ex-wife Audrey (Maura Tierney) is moving to Boston with his boyfriend Jerry (Cary Elwes).That must be stopped.Jim Carrey does incredible role work in this Tom Shadyac's 1997 comedy Liar Liar.Jim is amazing comedian.He can pull his face just like Jerry Lewis.This is completely a Jim Carrey show.There are many hilarious scenes in the courtroom.Liar Liar is for all you liars out there.

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