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"Lie to Me" The Better Half (2009)

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Lie to Me: Season 1: Episode 10 -- Arson investigation re-ignites the flame between Lightman and his ex-wife.


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Original Air Date:
22 April 2009 (Season 1, Episode 10)
Dr. Lightman's ex-wife shows up, and asks him to tackle an arson case. Torres works the case of a drive by shooting that killed a member of a rapper's entourage. | Add synopsis »
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 (Episode Cast) (in credits order) (complete, awaiting verification)

Tim Roth ... Dr. Cal Lightman

Kelli Williams ... Dr. Gillian Foster

Brendan Hines ... Eli Loker

Monica Raymund ... Ria Torres

David Harbour ... Frank Ambrose

Mireille Enos ... Cheryl Ambrose

Hayley McFarland ... Emily Lightman

Kurt Caceres ... Jack Garcia

Karis Campbell ... Sarah Garcia

James MacDonald ... Detective Riley

Adam Donshik ... Aaron Craig

Allen Maldonado ... Caden

Harold House Moore ... Little Sid (as Harold 'House' Moore)

Jennifer Beals ... Zoe Landau

Kristen Ariza ... Heidi

Annalise Basso ... Maggie Ambrose

Griffin Cleveland ... AJ Ambrose

Shauna Stoddart ... Laurel Craig

Ali Damji ... Agent Cooper

Erik Rondell ... Firefighter
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Omari Hardwick ... Benny 'B' Davis (uncredited)

Heather Rose ... Crew (uncredited)

Joe Willand ... Army Lieutenant Kenneth (uncredited)

Episode Crew
Directed by
Karen Gaviola 
Writing credits
Samuel Baum (creator)

Ilana Bar-Din (written by) (as Ilana Bar-Din Giannini) &
Josh Singer (written by)

Produced by
Samuel Baum .... executive producer
Elizabeth Craft .... consulting producer
Adam Davidson .... co-executive producer
Joe De Oliveira .... associate producer (as Joe DeOliveira)
Jeffrey Downer .... producer
Sarah Fain .... consulting producer
Brian Grazer .... executive producer
David Hemingson .... consulting producer
Steven Maeda .... executive producer
David Nevins .... executive producer
Josh Singer .... supervising producer
Tom Szentgyorgyi .... consulting producer
Dustin Thomason .... co-executive producer
Original Music by
Doug DeAngelis 
Cinematography by
Joseph E. Gallagher (director of photography)
Film Editing by
Marta Evry 
Casting by
Sharon Bialy 
Sherry Thomas 
Production Design by
Eric Weiler 
Art Direction by
Thomas T. Taylor  (as Tom Taylor)
Set Decoration by
Danielle Berman 
Costume Design by
Jill M. Ohanneson  (as Jill Ohanneson)
Makeup Department
Michelle Rene Elam .... department head hair stylist
Maggie Fung .... department head make-up artist
Gloria Conrad .... hair stylist (uncredited)
Production Management
Mitchell Bell .... production supervisor
Jeffrey Downer .... unit production manager
Darian Heredia .... post-production supervisor
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Paul Domick .... second assistant director (as Paul C. Domick)
Donald Sparks .... first assistant director (as Donald L. Sparks)
Margot Coleman Martin .... second second assistant director (uncredited)
Art Department
Courtney Jackson .... property master
Anthony Lattanzio .... construction coordinator
Alexandria Andross .... assistant property master (uncredited)
Paul Baker .... props (uncredited)
Monika Gray .... assistant property master (uncredited)
Sky Nathan .... second unit props (uncredited)
Kristina Parsons .... assistant property master (uncredited)
Edmond Scott Ratliff .... set dresser (uncredited)
Karen Riemenschneider .... set dresser (uncredited)
Alexa Roman .... art department coordinator (uncredited)
Kurt Verbaarschott .... leadman (uncredited)
Sound Department
Ken Kobett .... re-recording mixer (as Kenneth Kobett)
Andrew Logan .... sound recordist
Jay Meagher .... production sound mixer
Mike Olman .... re-recording mixer (as Michael Olman)
Cathie Speakman .... supervising sound editor (as Catherine M. Speakman)
William Dotson .... supervising adr editor (uncredited)
Ian Herzon .... sound designer (uncredited)
Bryan Jerden .... lead sound designer (uncredited)
Shawn Kennelly .... supervising foley editor/foley mixer (uncredited)
Scott C. Kolden .... sound effects editor (uncredited)
Ryan Maguire .... foley mixer for m&e (uncredited)
Visual Effects by
Stephen Chiu .... visual effects producer (uncredited)
Carolyn Martin .... visual effects coordinator (uncredited)
Ron Stein .... stunt coordinator
Katina Waters .... stunt double (uncredited)
Camera and Electrical Department
Ed Ayer .... chief lighting technician
Bill Brao .... camera operator (as Billy Brao)
Frederick Iannone .... camera operator (as Fred Iannone)
George Palmer .... key grip
Joe Crouch .... video playback supervisor (uncredited)
Michael S. Endler .... first assistant camera (uncredited)
Brad Peterman .... first assistant camera (uncredited)
Casting Department
Russell Scott .... casting associate
Adam Hochfeld .... extras casting (uncredited)
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Eileen Gonzales .... costume assistant (uncredited)
Bradley Inaba .... set costumer (uncredited)
Sandy Kenyon .... costume supervisor (uncredited)
Jill Lucas .... costumer (uncredited)
Patrick O'Driscoll .... key costumer (uncredited)
Julie Shack .... set costumer (uncredited)
Editorial Department
Matthew Kregor .... assistant editor
Location Management
Rob Gibson .... location manager
Jeff Korson .... assistant location manager
Mathew A. Villalobos .... key assistant location manager (uncredited)
Music Department
Max Collins .... main title theme writer
Liza Richardson .... music supervisor
Jason Ruder .... music editor
Ryan Star .... main title theme writer and performer
Jake Belnick .... assistant to music supervisor (uncredited)
Jay Wadley .... composer: additional music (uncredited)
Transportation Department
Malcolm Mazer .... transportation coordinator
Other crew
Sharon Cingle .... script supervisor
Paul Ekman .... scientific advisor
Sissy Grover .... production coordinator (as Sissy Bobbitt)
James A. McCoy .... production assistant
Eric Rogers .... script coordinator
Karen Shane .... construction accountant
Rick Tropasso .... production accountant
T.J. Brady .... staff writer (uncredited)
Jeff Chlebus .... production secretary (uncredited)
Heather Cohen .... assistant production office coordinator (uncredited)
Annette Encinas .... payroll accountant (uncredited)
Devin Flanigan .... researcher (uncredited)
Mireya Jorge .... first assistant accountant (uncredited)
Eugin Koh .... production assistant (uncredited)
Katie Linahon .... production assistant (uncredited)
Erin Morris .... second assistant accountant (uncredited)
Rasheed Newson .... staff writer (uncredited)
Mary-Jessica Pitts .... photo double (uncredited)
Annabeth Rickley .... assistant: Tim Roth (uncredited)
Michael Rivera .... accounting clerk (uncredited)
Megan Rudebeck .... assistant: co-executive producer and line producer (uncredited)
Mike Tsucalas .... set production assistant (uncredited)
Crew believed to be complete

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Additional Details

Germany:42 min
Aspect Ratio:
1.78 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Dolby (as Dolby Surround) | Dolby Digital

Did You Know?

The Song featured at the end of the episode was 'Four Seasons in One Day' by Crowded House.See more »
Dr. Cal Lightman:That's it, then? People just change and then they move on?
Zoe Landau:Are you saying that I'm the one that changed?
Dr. Cal Lightman:You left me. You left.
Zoe Landau:Yeah, I left because of you.
Dr. Cal Lightman:Oh, it's my fault now?
Zoe Landau:No, I'm saying that you should take a hard look at what happened before you start blaming me.
Dr. Cal Lightman:Hey, I saw what happened! I saw what was happening! I could see the doubt, I could see the doubt, when you were standing on the bloody altar!
Zoe Landau:Everyone has doubts, Cal! Everyone!
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Movie Connections:
References Dirty Harry (1971)See more »
Brand New DaySee more »


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