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Lie to Me 

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About Cal Lightman, the world's leading deception expert who studies facial expressions and involuntary body language to expose the truth behind the lies.

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Samuel Baum
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Nominated for 1 Primetime Emmy. Another 4 wins & 7 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Series cast summary:
Tim Roth ...  Dr. Cal Lightman 48 episodes, 2009-2011
Kelli Williams ...  Dr. Gillian Foster 48 episodes, 2009-2011
Brendan Hines ...  Eli Loker 48 episodes, 2009-2011
Monica Raymund ...  Ria Torres 48 episodes, 2009-2011
Hayley McFarland ...  Emily Lightman 40 episodes, 2009-2011
Mekhi Phifer ...  Ben Reynolds 24 episodes, 2009-2010
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Storyline

Dr. Cal Lightman teaches a course in body language and makes an honest fortune exploiting it. He's employed by various public authorities in various investigations, doing more when the police etc. fail to go the extra mile. So he can afford to constitute a team of his own, which like clients and others has to put up with his mind-games. Written by KGF Vissers

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The Truth is Written All Over Our Faces See more »


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TV-14 | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

21 January 2009 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Lie to Me See more »

Filming Locations:

Los Angeles, California, USA

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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
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Trivia

Most of the actors went on a micro-expressions course before they started filming the show - for preparation. Except for Tim Roth, who avoided learning most of the actual science because he didn't want it affecting his relationships with his family and friends. He'd seen what it can do from the show. See more »

Quotes

[repeated line]
Dr. Cal Lightman: That's a lie.
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Connections

Referenced in Deep in the Valley: DVD Naked Commentary (2010) See more »

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Please, please bring this show back...
15 December 2016 | by david-569See all my reviews

I know. Pie in the sky request. But for whatever it is worth, felt the premise of the program to be most excellent. Scintillating. Tim Roth's performance was spot on. Just enough quirky, just enough over the top, just enough. Supporting cast also excellent.

But in hopes that someone hears this... please bring this back. Given the recent election cycle, there is more than enough mendacity to supply a plethora of scripts and story lines. We need Dr. Lightman now more than ever today. And no problem to bring along Lightman's sub plot of his daughter who would be in her 20s.

It would be the berries to bring this back.


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