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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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Cast

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

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Coming soon. Honest. 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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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

21 March 1997 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Liar Liar 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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DTS-Stereo | DTS | Dolby SR

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

This is Jason Bernard's second appearance in a movie about a lawyer under supernatural influence who ends up behaving like a maniac in court. The first was All of Me (1984) starring Steve Martin. See more »

Goofs

When Fletcher is fighting with the blue pen he starts wiping his face off, leaves some on there, falls to the floor and comes up with his face clean. See more »

Quotes

Greta: He knocked over another ATM. This time at knife point. He needs your legal advice.
Fletcher: [picking up phone and shouting] Stop breaking the law, asshole!
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Crazy Credits

Outtakes are shown during the credits. See more »

Alternate Versions

The US network TV version of this movie not only corrects bad language, but also removes all Tower Air titles from the Boeing 747 appearing in the "chase" scene in the end. The only remains on the aircraft are the word "Air" on the fuselage! See more »

Connections

Referenced in 7th Heaven: Liar, Liar (2000) See more »

Soundtracks

Mighty Mouse Theme (Here I Come To Save The Day)
(uncredited)
Written by Marshall Barer & Philip A. Scheib
Performed by Jim Carrey
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Gotta love the concept
20 January 2007 | by mjw2305See all my reviews

Jim Carrey is an attorney, who finds putting his family before his work to be a tough challenge, when he fails to show up at his son's birthday party; his son make a wish that prevents him from lying. With a huge career changing case that is based solely on lies about to go to trial, he is stuck in an unfamiliar position, that may just change his life.

Jim Carrey is on top form for this one, giving one of his most hilarious performances to date, he is well supported by the likes of Jennifer Tilly, Swoosie Kurtz and Amanda Donohue, and the winning concept of the movies theme realises its potential.

7/10 Great fun


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