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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... See more »

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Susy Connor
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Gary Fitzgerald
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Katy Connor
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Brian Connor
Michael Veitch ...
Paul Connor
Catherine Wilkin ...
Marion Lee
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Vince
Jennifer Jarman-Walker ...
Ruth Miller
Grant Tilly ...
Steve Lovett
Beverley Dunn ...
President
Brad Lindsay ...
Registrar
Barry Friedlander ...
Mr. Burton
Iain Murton ...
Mr. Hall
Tim Elston ...
Young Brian
Natalie Gauci ...
Young Katy (as Natalie Gauchi)
Emily-Jane Romig ...
Young Susy
Daniel Holten ...
Young Paul
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Stephanie Fitzgerald
David Allen
Caroline Henricks
Grant Hyndman
John Morris
Louise O'Dwyer
Leo Taylor
Janine Simone
Anthony Stevens
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Lawyer (uncredited)

Directed by

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Richard Franklin

Written by

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Peter Fitzpatrick ... (written by)
 
Richard Franklin ... (written by)
 
David Williamson ... (play)

Produced by

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Sue Farrelly ... producer
Richard Franklin ... producer
Kim McKillop ... assistant producer

Music by

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Nerida Tyson-Chew

Cinematography by

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Geoff Burton

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David Pulbrook

Editorial Department

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Robert Hall ... assistant film editor
Ian Letcher ... color timer
Karen Psaltis ... negative cutter

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Gregory Apps

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Tracy Watt

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Brian Alexander

Set Decoration by

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Jill Eden

Costume Design by

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Roger Kirk

Makeup Department

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Pam Murphy ... additional hair stylist: second unit / additional makeup artist: second unit
Amanda Rowbottom ... makeup artist
Leeanne White ... makeup artist: second unit
Cheryl Williams ... hair stylist

Production Management

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Michael Batchelor ... unit manager: second unit
Ann Beresford ... post-production supervisor (as Anny Beresford)
Ray Hennessy ... production manager
Kim McKillop ... post-production supervisor

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Michael Agnew ... third assistant director
Tanya Jackson ... second assistant director
Kim McKillop ... assistant director: second unit
David Pulbrook ... second unit director
Chris Webb ... first assistant director

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Martine Broderick ... additional art department: second unit
Colin Gearman ... construction foreman: second unit
Miriam Johnson ... art department coordinator
Barry Kennedy ... stand-by props
Paul Macak ... additional art department: second unit
Helen Saxton ... art department runner
Walter Sperl ... construction manager: second unit
Vanessa Thomas ... art department: second unit

Sound Department

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Steve Burgess ... sound mixer
Lloyd Carrick ... sound recordist
Frank Lipson ... sound designer
Gerry Long ... foley artist (as Gerard Long)
Steve Murphy ... stereo sound consultant
Glenn Newnham ... dialogue editor
Ray Phillips ... boom operator
Roger Savage ... sound mixer

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Kevin Turner ... special effects technician

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Roger Cowland ... visual effects (uncredited)

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Brian Adams ... gaffer
Scott Brokate ... key grip
Greg De Marigny ... third electrician
Leilani Hannah ... focus puller
Robby Hechenberger ... gaffer: second unit
Terry Howells ... camera operator: second unit
Tim Hudson ... cinematographer: second unit
Martin Lee ... Steadicam operator: second unit
Liza McLean ... clapper loader
Ian McMillan ... Steadicam operator: second unit
Jennifer Mitchell ... still photographer
Josh Moore ... assistant grip
Timothy Morrison ... best boy electric
Angelo Sartore ... first assistant camera: second unit
Peter Stockley ... grip
John Wheeler ... camera operator: second unit

Casting Department

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Maxine Leach ... extras casting

Costume and Wardrobe Department

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Caaren Hulme ... wardrober: second unit
Rachel Nott ... stand-by wardrobe
Suzanne Quint ... additional wardrobe: second unit
Kerry Thompson ... wardrobe supervisor

Location Management

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Neil McCart ... location manager

Music Department

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Paul Chew ... electronic music recording / music preparation
Robin Gray ... score mixer
Nerida Tyson-Chew ... conductor / music producer / orchestrator

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Ian Anderson ... laboratory liaison
Ann Beresford ... continuity (as Anny Beresford)
Emma Moroney ... production runner
Sandi Revelins ... production coordinator
Neil Robinson ... title designer
Sophie Siomos ... production accountant
Kim Travis ... production secretary
Annette Smith ... unit publicist (uncredited)
Crew believed to be complete

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Plot Summary

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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Taglines The battle of the sexes is now all out war. To survive, you must tell Brilliant Lies See more »
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Also Known As
  • Netz aus L├╝gen (Germany)
  • Suuria valheita (Finland)
  • Bugie geniali (Italy)
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  • 94 min
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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 »
Movie Connections Features The Apartment (1960). See more »
Soundtracks BRILLIANT LIES 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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