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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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Nominated for 1 Golden Globe. Another 4 wins & 5 nominations. See more awards »

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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 Reede. Written by Anthony Pereyra <hypersonic91@yahoo.com>

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Would I lie to you? 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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The script was turned down nine times before producer Brian Grazer bought it. He only heard two sentences about the movie before he bought the idea. See more »

Goofs

When Fletcher is wrestling with the pen, he pins his arm down and says "Write it or I'll break it off". He had no intention of breaking his own arm off, therefore this was a lie which he should not have been able to tell. However, given Fletcher extremely energetic and wacky antics, he was probably concerned that he could break his arm. See more »

Quotes

Fletcher: The pen is blue, the pen is blue, the goddamn pen is blue!
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Crazy Credits

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Alternate Versions

Randall 'Tex' Cobb's role (as "Skull) was considerably shortened prior to release. Originally filmed was a courtroom prologue where Fletcher successfully defends Skull using his usual, less-than-truthful tactics. Also filmed was a sequence in the jail where Fletcher meets Skull again in jail. The courtroom prologue was dropped entirely, but remnants of it still remain in the original theatrical trailers. The jail-cell scene was shortened, so much so that Cobb only has one line in the entire film, despite a prominent billing. The prologue is featured in the 'deleted scenes' section of the Special Edition DVD release. See more »


Soundtracks

Happy Birthday to You
(uncredited)
Written by Patty S. Hill and Mildred J. Hill
Performed by Jim Carrey and Maura Tierney
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I love this movie!!
27 February 2007 | by alanismorrisette7See all my reviews

I loved this movie, it's so funny :D one of the best comedy movies ever!!! It has (like many movies) a message, that it's best to tell the truth, but above all it was very funny. My favorite scene was:

About Mr. Allen

Miranda: Well, what do you think of him? Fletcher: He's a pedantic, pontificating, pretentious bastard, a belligerent old fart, a worthless steaming pile of cow dung, figuratively speaking. a moment passes and Mr. Allen starts laughing. The other board members follow his lead and start laughing also] Mr. Allen: That's the funniest damn thing I have ever heard. You're a real card, Reede. I love a good roast. Do Simmons. Fletcher: Simmons is old. He should have been out of the game years ago but he can't stay home because he hates his wife. You have met her at the Christmas parties, she's the one that gets plastered and calls him a retard, and you, Tom; you're the biggest brown nose I have ever seen. You have got your head so far up Mr. Allen's ass, I can't tell where you end and he begins. Mr. Allen: *roaring with laughter* Priceless! *Fletcher continues with every member* Fletcher: You have bad breath caused by gingivitis. You couldn't get a porn star off. Your hairpiece looks like something that was killed crossing the highway. I don't know whether to comb it or scrape it off with a shovel and bury it in lime. Loser! Idiot! Wimp! Degenerate! *Slut*! Mr. Allen: I like your style, Reede! That's just what this stuffy company needs - a little irreverence! Fletcher: Good! I'll see you later, dick-head!

Great movie!!!


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Country:

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Language:

English

Release Date:

21 March 1997 (USA) See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$45,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$31,423,025, 23 March 1997

Gross USA:

$181,410,615

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$302,710,615
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1.85 : 1
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