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Why Would I Lie? (1980)

PG
105 min | Comedy, Drama

Cletus is a compulsive liar. He prefers the term 'fabrication' to lie though. When Cletus becomes a social worker he's assigned the case of a boy called Jorge (with a 'J') who was taken from his mother. Cletus sets out to reunite Jorge ...See moreCletus is a compulsive liar. He prefers the term 'fabrication' to lie though. When Cletus becomes a social worker he's assigned the case of a boy called Jorge (with a 'J') who was taken from his mother. Cletus sets out to reunite Jorge with his mother, but to do so he has to fabricate many a story to keep Jorge from being adopted. In search of the mother, Cletus meets and falls in love with a women's advice councillor. Written by Rob Hartill See less
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$ 52,473
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$ 1,175,855
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Release date
Aug 8, 1980 (United States)

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Gabriel Macht
Jeorge (as Gabriel Swann) Jeorge (as Gabriel Swann)   See fewer
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Valerie Curtin
Mrs. Bok Mrs. Bok   See fewer
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Jocelyn Brando
Mrs. Crumpe Mrs. Crumpe   See fewer
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Severn Darden
Dr. Barbour Dr. Barbour   See fewer
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Jane Burkett
Natalie Natalie   See fewer
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Mia Bendixsen
Thelma Thelma   See fewer
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Ilene Kristen
Waitress Waitress   See fewer
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Harriet Gibson
Mary Kalinsky Mary Kalinsky   See fewer
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Cynthia Hoppenfeld
Opel McCarthy Opel McCarthy   See fewer
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Mitzi Hoag
Mrs. Hayworth Mrs. Hayworth   See fewer
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Natalie Core
Mrs. Gogle Mrs. Gogle   See fewer
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Elizabeth Kerr
Customer Customer   See fewer
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Michael Shane
Bartender Bartender   See fewer
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Eric Haims
Protest Leader Protest Leader   See fewer
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Marcia Nicholson
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Gino Ardito
Sergeant Sergeant   See fewer
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Martin Cassidy
Lieutenant Lieutenant   See fewer
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Lonnie Lloyd
Pottery Girl Pottery Girl   See fewer
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Mary Kay Pupo
Welfare Worker Welfare Worker   See fewer
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Jan D'Arcy
Card Player Card Player   See fewer
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Marian Gants
Card Player Card Player   See fewer
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Joe Gillis
Junkshop Keeper Junkshop Keeper   See fewer
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Ron Graves
Policeman Policeman   See fewer
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Stephen Bates
Little Cletus Little Cletus   See fewer
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Sunny Johnson
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6.6 / 10 | 196 votes