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Brilliant Lies (1996)

R | | Drama | 11 July 1997 (USA)
Susy Conner accuses former employer, Gary Fitzgerald, of harassment and unfair dismissal for failing to comply with his sexual demands. Relating the incident to conciliation lawyer, Marion ... See full summary »

Director:

Richard Franklin
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Gia Carides ... Susy Connor
Anthony LaPaglia ... Gary Fitzgerald
Zoe Carides Zoe Carides ... Katy Connor
Ray Barrett ... Brian Connor
Michael Veitch Michael Veitch ... Paul Connor
Catherine Wilkin ... Marion Lee
Neil Melville ... Vince
Jennifer Jarman-Walker Jennifer Jarman-Walker ... Ruth Miller
Grant Tilly Grant Tilly ... Steve Lovett
Beverley Dunn Beverley Dunn ... President
Brad Lindsay Brad Lindsay ... Registrar
Barry Friedlander Barry Friedlander ... Mr. Burton
Iain Murton Iain Murton ... Mr. Hall
Tim Elston Tim Elston ... Young Brian
Natalie Gauci Natalie Gauci ... Young Katy (as Natalie Gauchi)
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Susy Conner accuses former employer, Gary Fitzgerald, of harassment and unfair dismissal for failing to comply with his sexual demands. Relating the incident to conciliation lawyer, Marion Lee, Susy comments that the trauma experienced should entitle her to a compensation payment of $40,000.00. Written by Anonymous

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The battle of the sexes is now all out war. To survive, you must tell Brilliant Lies

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Rated R for sexual content and language | See all certifications »
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Trivia

The end credits song, performed by Australian singer Kate Ceberano, with music by Nerida Tyson-Chew and lyrics by Richard Franklin, was nominated for Best Original Song for a Feature Film, Mini-Series, Telemovie or TV Series, at the 1997 Australian Guild of Screen Composers Awards. See more »

Quotes

Brian Conner: You know what the most disappointing thing in my life is? That you became a bloody Christian! Ahh, Son, there is no God!
Paul Conner: How can you say that?
Brian Conner: Because if there was he'd be bright enough not to recruit the two of you! How can anyone believe that this appalling fruzey, humiliating state of interpersonal warfare we call life is designed by some all loving God! Shit!
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Connections

References 60 Minutes (1979) See more »

Soundtracks

SOMEWHERE TO BEGIN
Music by Nerida Tyson-Chew
Lyrics by Richard Franklin
Performed by Doug de Vries & Ben Robertson
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User Reviews

 
A poor treatment of an important issue
19 October 2001 | by =G=See all my reviews

"Brilliant Lies", which seems to be trying to make a statement about the sexual assault of females, begins as a tale of workplace sex harassment and stumbles around somewhere between "All In the Family" and a soap opera by film's end. A journeyman Aussie flick farught with stereotypical superficial characters, "BL" is a mediocre watch at best with more to fault than favor. D+


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Language:

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Release Date:

11 July 1997 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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