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Lies & Illusions (2009)

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A self help author is hunted by thugs who believe the writer holds millions of dollars in diamonds stolen by his dead fiancée.

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Elderly Woman (as Alba Jean McConnell)
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A self help author is hunted by thugs who believe the writer holds millions of dollars in diamonds stolen by his dead fiancée.

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A writer, torn between two lovers is hunted by spies in search of stolen diamonds. See more »

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Rated R for violence and language | See all certifications »

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27 August 2009 (Israel)  »

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Alicia's Book  »

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$4,500,000 (estimated)
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Trivia

Star Christian Slater described this movie to his co-star Al Madrigal as "a cash-grab." See more »

Goofs

In the last scene at the airplane, Samantha has her left side of the forehead hit, but when she later jumps from the plane the injury has moved to her right. See more »

Quotes

Samantha: What happened? Are you okay?
Wes Wilson: We just hit a bump. Major pothole. Drive a little safer, would you? Jackass!
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References In the Name of the Father (1993) See more »

Soundtracks

Flute And Sax Tango
Written by Stephen Edwards (as Stephen James Edwards)
Performed by Stephen Edwards (as Steve Edwards)
Published by Sixfeetfive Music (ASCAP)
Courtesy of Sixfeetfive Music
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Abominable
10 November 2009 | by (South Africa) – See all my reviews

Lies & Illusions is an apt title. I felt lied to, deceived...cheated. Cuba Gooding Jnr and Christian Slater must have felt the same way when they saw the finished product. This film is remarkable. It is so utterly hideous that it is remarkable that anyone would actually allow it to be released. The script is weak, the acting weaker and the weird jazz-infused soundtrack is utterly incongruous. The 'special effects' are laughable and the camera-work and production quality are reminiscent of a high school drama project shot on a cheap camcorder. Don't ever willingly subject yourself to this film. I would be reticent to even subject my worst enemy to this abomination.


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