Chicanery 

Mel Sobel is a shameless philanderer and con artist, who is partners in a successful retail operation known to Southern California TV viewers as The Mattress Guys. Unbeknownst to the ... See full summary »

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Mel Sobel is a shameless philanderer and con artist, who is partners in a successful retail operation known to Southern California TV viewers as The Mattress Guys. Unbeknownst to the Mattress Guy, he is a double for the FBI's most wanted fugitive, the Imam Abdul Muhammed Zaleeka. Mel's compulsive lying and chicanery plunge him into a web of further deceit and complications when the search for the Imam expands to Homeland Security, and the CIA. Not to mention a few dozen women he has seduced and abandoned on his mattresses. Written by KinoMan

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More than lying, it's Chicanery.

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Charles Dennis won the Innovation Award for Chicanery at the 2015 Durham Region Film Festival. See more »

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Chasing a Lie
Music by Maxwell Sterling
Lyrics by Charles Dennis
Performed by Hayden Begley
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