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Lies He Told (1997)

A married army sergeant of two children fakes his death to marry another.

Director:

Larry Elikann

Writers:

Jacqueline Feather (story), David Seidler (story) | 3 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Gary Cole ... Dave
Karen Sillas ... Alyson Haywood
Ron Lea ... Sgt. Bill Bell
Nigel Bennett ... Commanding Officer
Linda Sorensen ... Alyson's mother
Teddi Siddall Teddi Siddall ... Cindy
George R. Robertson ... Alyson's father
Linda Goranson ... Carolyn Bay
Leah Pinsent
Wendy Makkena ... Patty
Rick Braggins ... Minister
Margaret Fleming Margaret Fleming ... Bank manager
Kevin Hare ... Trainee 1
Jason Jazrawy ... Bartender
Marcia Johnson ... Legal Assistant
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A married army sergeant of two children fakes his death to marry another.

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They're playing the ultimate game of make believe... only she doesn't know it.

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

17 March 1997 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Double mensonge See more »

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Stereo

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Color

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1.33 : 1
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Based on the true story of Air Force deserter James "Douglas" Pou. See more »

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In the bank scene when she goes to open Dave's safety deposit box , the numbers on the boxes are sequential 4202 4203 4204.....the box she opens is 2857... Makes no sense in the middle of the other boxes that are all in numerical order. See more »

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Gary Cole...excellent
4 March 2008 | by MarieGabrielleSee all my reviews

He is very good in this role as a disaffected and bored husband, a decorated air force officer, who becomes bored with his predictable suburban life and decides to make a radical change.

One evening he meets Karen Sillas, an attractive woman younger than his current wife. A relationship develops, and Cole decides to take it to the next level.

Not only does he have an affair, he fakes his death to escape his family obligations. Lies become increasingly more of a pattern as he begins to rob banks to keep his new wife (Sillas) happy, and to project the image that he is a success. A fictional delusion, apparently.

This was also based on a true story which makes it all the more intriguing. Cole is believable and excellent in these roles. Recommended. 8/10.


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