Telling Lies in America Poster

Release Date: October 15th, 1997

DVD Release Date: April 25th, 2000

PG-13|1 hr 41 min

Plot Summary
A job with a hip disc jockey (Kevin Bacon) shapes a teen's (Brad Renfro) life and that of his poor immigrant father (Maximilian Schell) in 1960s Cleveland.

Cast: Kevin Bacon, Brad Renfro, Maximilian Schell, Calista Flockhart, Paul Dooley, Jonathan Rhys-Meyers, Luke Wilson, Damen Fletcher

Director: Guy Ferland

Genres: Drama

Ratings & Reviews

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  • A heartfelt sleeper from screenwriter Joe Eszterhas and director Guy Ferland. show more

  • Director Guy Ferland, who has made one previous feature, handles this material smoothly and well, aided by the juke-box bright colors caught by cinematographer Reynaldo Villalobos. And Eszterhas, who has never shown much flair for comedy - except for the mother lode of unintentional laughs in "Showgirls" - puts humor into this story of surprising warmth and bite. [24 Oct 1997]

  • I liked this movie a lot - not just for Bacon and Renfro, but also for the work of the wonderfully-named Calista Flockhart, as the girl who dates Karchy. show more

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