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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 & 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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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

21 January 2009 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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Filming Locations:

Los Angeles, California, USA

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Sound Mix:

Dolby

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Color

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1.78 : 1
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Trivia

In a 2015 interview, Tim Roth (Cal Lightman) said that a spin off is in the works. See more »

Quotes

[repeated line]
Dr. Cal Lightman: That's a lie.
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This is a surprisingly great show!
5 March 2009 | by elmer_stenmarckSee all my reviews

A show which turned out to be a lot better than I though. There are lots of "Cop-shows" out there, although they are seldom something special. But this! This is a great show with great actors and a story that for once is different. Tim Roth does a really good job, so does the other less well-known actors.

What makes this show special is probably the shows protagonist (Tim Roth). He is special, socially "disabled", but still so powerful with wisdom and in a strange way guidance. A similar example could be CSI's William Petersen.

I strongly recommend this show for people whom enjoy watching shows like CSI, Numb3rs and similar ones!


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