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Secrets & Lies (1996)

R
136 min | Drama

A successful black woman discovers that her birth mother is a underprivileged white woman, but the woman denies it. As emotions run high, everyone's secrets are exposed.
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Director
Producer
Simon Channing Williams (as Simon Channing-Williams)
Cinematographer
Dick Pope (photographed by)
Casting Directors
Susie Parriss (as Parriss) | Paddy Stern (as Stern)
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$ 4,500,000
Opening Wknd
$ 60,813
Gross (USA)
$ 13,417,292
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Release date
Feb 28, 1997 (United States)

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8 / 10 | 32,400 votes