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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 & 6 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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He Knows When You're Lying 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:

Anatomie lzi 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: Now that's the truth.
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Connections

Referenced in Fringe: The Plateau (2010) See more »

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User Reviews

 
Fantistic start.
22 February 2009 | by stelstargirlSee all my reviews

This show remains episode in nature while keeping you fully intrigued by the characters and wanting to discover more about their back story. Tim Roth is intense, engaging and brilliant... kind of a milder version of House - he's willing to stop at nothing to get to the truth, and doesn't feel the need to over-rationalize his choices.

The other characters compliment each other well, and use their personal characteristics to colour their judgments/choices, which is true to life.

Very intelligent show so far.

Hope it stays on the air.


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