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Liar Liar (1997)

PG-13 | | Comedy, Fantasy | 21 March 1997 (USA)
A fast-track lawyer can't lie for 24 hours due to his son's birthday wish after he disappoints his son for the last time.

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Tom Shadyac
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Jim Carrey ... Fletcher Reede
Maura Tierney ... Audrey Reede
Justin Cooper ... Max Reede
Cary Elwes ... Jerry
Anne Haney ... Greta
Jennifer Tilly ... Samantha Cole
Amanda Donohoe ... Miranda
Jason Bernard ... Judge Marshall Stevens
Swoosie Kurtz ... Dana Appleton
Mitchell Ryan ... Mr. Allan
Christopher Mayer ... Kenneth Falk (as Chip Mayer)
Eric Pierpoint ... Richard Cole
Randall 'Tex' Cobb ... Skull
Cheri Oteri ... Jane
SW Fisher SW Fisher ... Pete
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Storyline

Fletcher Reede, a fast talking attorney, habitual liar, and divorced father is an incredibly successful lawyer who has built his career by lying. He has a habit of giving precedence to his job and always breaking promises to be with his young son Max, but Fletcher lets Max down once too often, for missing his own son's birthday party. But until then at 8:15 Max has decided to make an honest man out of him as he wishes for one whole day his dad couldn't tell a lie. When the wish comes true all Fletcher can do is tell the truth and cannot tell one lie. Uh-oh for Fletcher! Written by Anthony Pereyra <hypersonic91@yahoo.com>

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Coming soon. Honest. See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Fantasy

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for sex related humor and language | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

21 March 1997 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Liar Liar See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$45,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$31,423,025, 23 March 1997, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$181,410,615

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$302,710,615
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Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

When he was interviewed about the film, Jim Carrey jokingly lied what the film was about and stated it was about a Ex navy seal turned cook who is trapped on a ship, which was the plot of Under Siege (1992) starring Steven Seagal. This is in keeping with Fletcher Reede (Carrey), a compulsive liar. See more »

Goofs

When Audrey tells Jerry about "the Claw", she's holding her right arm when seen from behind, but her left arm (almost at the wrist) when seen from the front. See more »

Quotes

Fletcher: Mrs. Cole, is this a copy of your driver's license?
[shows paper]
Samantha: That's right.
Fletcher: It says here you are a blonde, are you? If you don't remember, perhaps Mr. Faulk will.
Samantha: Brunette.
Fletcher: Maybe if we play the tape again, maybe it's on there...
Samantha: I'm a brunette!
Fletcher: Thank you. Now let's see... weight, 105? Yeah, in your bra.
Dana: Your honor, I object.
Fletcher: You would!
[...]
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Crazy Credits

Outtakes are shown during the credits. See more »

Alternate Versions

When aired on ABC, these changes were made: In the conference room, Fletcher's insult of "You couldn't get a porn star off" was altered to remove the word Off; the tape recording played in court of Samantha Cole and Mr. Falk was toned down; Fletcher saying "I'm such a shit" was changed to "I'm such a snot"; Fletcher's sentence of "I just proposed a settlement to dick with them" was altered to change dick to deal; At the repo lot when Fletcher complains about the scratch on his car, his last sentence of "I'm gonna bend over and take it up the tail pipe" was changed to "I'm gonna bend over and take it like a grown man!"; When Fletcher tries unsuccessfully to lie about a blue pen, his yelling of "The God damn pen is blue!" is removed. See more »

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Soundtracks

Mighty Mouse Theme (Here I Come To Save The Day)
(uncredited)
Written by Marshall Barer & Philip A. Scheib
Performed by Jim Carrey
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funny, that's all you need to know
25 April 2002 | by Special-K88See all my reviews

Carrey is an unreliable, chronic liar of a divorced father, skills which alienate his lonely young son but benefit him greatly in his career as an attorney. Circumstances eventually force him to be incapable of telling a lie for a period of twenty-four hours, a definite burden as he prepares for one of the biggest cases of his career. The premise is formulaic, but it's made worthwhile by a perfectly cast Carrey who pulls out all the stops, taking viewers and his first-rate supporting cast along for the ride. There are plenty of genuine laughs, classic moments, and a premise that works even better for fans who dislike lawyers. ***


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