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Telling Lies in America

Director:Guy Ferland
Writer:Joe Eszterhas
Director of Photography:Reynaldo Villalobos
Editor:Jill Savitt
Music:Nicholas Pike
Production Designer:James A. Gelarden
Producers:Ben Myron and Fran Rubel Kazui
Banner Pictures; NR; 101 minutes
Release:10/97
Cast:Kevin Bacon, Brad Renfro, Maximilian Schell, Calista Flockhart, Paul Dooley, Jonathan Rhys Meyers and Damon Fletcher

Kevin Bacon shines as the slick, amoral, disk jockey Billy Magic, in this coming-of-age film set in 1960s Cleveland. Karchy Jonas (Renfro), a Hungarian-born teenager, is far from being cool, but like Billy, Karchy has no problems with telling a lie or two to get ahead. Impressed with Karchy's ability to lie, Billy hires Karchy as his assistant and becomes his mentor. When Karchy gets involved in a payola scheme with Billy, he is faced with the consequences of lying and his wish to become an American citizen. The wonderful R&B music and attention to subtle details add to the overall nostalgic effect of the film.


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