Liar Liar (1997)

 ●  English ● 1 hr 26 mins

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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 favorite 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!
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Cast: Jim Carrey, Maura Tierney

Crew: Tom Shadyac (Director), Russell Boyd (Director of Photography), John Debney (Music Director)

Genres: Comedy, Drama, Fantasy

Release Dates: 21 Mar 1997 (India)

Tagline: Trust Me

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Did you know? Jim Carrey declined the role of Dr. Evil in Austin Powers: International Man of Mystery (1997) so he could be committed to this film. Read More
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as Fletcher Reede
as Audrey Reede
as Publicist
as Miranda
as Greta
as Randy
as Stenographer
as Jerry
as Macho Attorney
as Jane
as Lupe
as Kenneth Falk
as Mechanic
as Richard Cole
as Sharpo the Clown
as Playground Teacher
as Zit Boy
as Judge Marshall Stevens
as Samantha Cole
as Pilot
as Max Reede
as Ms. Berry - Teacher
as Mr. Allan
as Detective Bryson
as Pete
as Dana Appleton
as Co-Pilot
as Cop


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Film Type:
Feature Film
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Dolby SR, DTS, DTS Stereo
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24 fps
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Trust Me
Would I lie to you?
Coming soon. Honest.
Revealing Mistakes
When Fletcher encounters Miranda in the elevator, and flees through the stairwell, the false wall labeled "21st Floor Roof Access" visibly shakes as he bounces off it.

Revealing Mistakes
The toilet noticeably flexes when Fletcher smashes his head between it and the seat.

Revealing Mistakes
When Fletcher was pounding himself on the marble wall, the wall shakes revealing that the bathroom was a set.

Revealing Mistakes
The jugs used by Fletcher in the courtroom and by the flight attendant on the plane to Boston are the same, appearing overly matching.

Audio/Video Mismatch
In court, during dialog between Fletcher and Samantha.

Audio/Video Mismatch
When Fletcher gets his car towed and arrives at his wife's house in a taxi, he throws cash at the driver from the back seat. The sound does not match the throwing of the cash.

Character Error
Fletcher asks "Who else would throw that famous Nomo slider?" Hideo Nomo was famous for his 2-fingered fast ball (Forkball), not his slider.

Character Error
Fletcher literally cannot tell a lie. Yet when he goes to max's school and ask's his class teacher "can I borrow him for just 1 second", clearly he knows it's a lie as he planned to cut cake with his son, which will obviously take at-least 5-10 minutes.

Right before he gets pulled over by the police, Fletcher passes the same maroon Ford Taurus twice.

When Audrey is about to put candles on Max's Birthday cake, she takes the candles out of the box and puts them on the counter. In the next shot they're in the cake.

During the courtroom scene, Fletcher drinks 5 glasses of water. But the amount of water in the pitcher stays the same.

When Fletcher goes to the bathroom to beat himself up, he is clearly wearing a different suit than in the courtroom.

When Audrey tells Jerry about "the Claw", she's holding her right arm when seen from behind, but her left arm (almost at the wrist) when seen from the front.
When Fletcher literally beats himself up in the restroom, no sound effects were used; those are really the sounds of Jim Carrey's head slamming into the urinal, floor and walls.

Jim Carrey declined the role of Dr. Evil in Austin Powers: International Man of Mystery (1997) so he could be committed to this film.

After Fletcher stops the plane, and the passengers are exiting onto the tarmac, Jim Carrey can be seen in the middle of the crowd dressed as his Fire Marshall Bill character from "In Living Color" talking into a walkie talkie.

At the 0:31 mark of the film, when Fletcher is writing on the floor, it can clearly be seen that his wristwatch is set to 4:20. Watches and/or clocks often appear set at 4:20 in Hollywood movies, for example Pulp Fiction (1994).

According to an interview with Jim Carrey, he says that the gag of Fletcher chasing his son as "The Claw" was something Carrey's father did to him and his siblings.

When Max asks his father, "If I keep making this face, will it get stuck that way?", Fletcher replies, "No. In fact, some people make a good living that way." This is a tongue-in-cheek reference to Jim Carrey's own career.

Steve Martin turned down the lead role in this film due to scheduling conflicts with another film.

The film is dedicated to Jason Bernard who played his last role in this film and shortly after died of a heart attack.

The original screenplay by Paul Guay and Stephen Mazur was rewritten from scratch by director Tom Shadyac and Mike Binder, with further rewrites being performed by Steve Oedekerk during filming. Though the basic concept of a man being unable to tell a lie for 24 hours and having to rebuild his relationship with his young son was retained from Guay and Mazur's draft, nearly everything else was scrapped.

Randall "Tex"Cobb, has a cameo in this movie talking about returning a jacket he had borrowed from Fletcher. He also had a whole character in the movie but the scene was later deleted.

In one scene, Jim Carrey bellows out in courtroom "Here she comes to wreck the day!" in a vocal song style in parody of Mighty Mouse's "Here he comes to save the day!" Two years later, he would go on to play Andy Kaufman in Man on the Moon (1999), who was known for a stage performance of Mighty Mouse.

One trailer included moments from a deleted opening scene in which Fletcher unscrupulously defends an obviously guilty Mr. Skull against a terrified old man in court. Skull's actor, Randall 'Tex' Cobb also played a character who beat up Jim Carrey's car in the beginning of Ace Ventura: Pet Detective (1994), also directed by Tom Shadyac.

Acoustic pop artists Jars of Clay wrote a song titled "Five Candles" that was intended to play during the end credits of the film. However, when the producers decided to include the outtake montage at the end, the song wasn't used.

Max's teacher is reading to her class a story from Dr. Seuss' "Green Eggs and Ham". Jim Carrey later played title characters in Seuss-based movies How the Grinch Stole Christmas (2000) and Horton Hears a Who! (2008).