Why Would I Lie? (1980) - Rotten Tomatoes

Why Would I Lie? (1980)





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In this romantic drama, Treat Williams plays Cletus, a rather unpleasant and morally shaky man desperate to keep his mitts on the one-million-dollar inheritance bequeathed to himself and his siblings. He improbably accepts a job as a social worker, then becomes emotionally involved with Jeorge (Gabriel Swann), a little boy torn away from his wrongly convicted and incarcerated mother., Cletus then sets about reuniting Jeorge with his mother. Along the way, he falls in love with Kay (Lisa Eichhorn.


Jocelyn Brando
as Mrs. Crumpe
Severn Darden
as Dr. Barbour
Jane Burkett
as Natalie
Ilene Kristen
as Waitress
Harriet Gibson
as Mary Kalinsky
Cynthia Hoppenfeld
as Opel McCarthy
Mitzi Hoag
as Mrs. Hayworth
Natalie Core
as Mrs. Gogle
Michael Shane
as Bartender
Eric Jeffrey Haims
as Protest Leader
Gino Ardito
as Sergeant
Martin Cassidy
as Lieutenant
Lonnie Lloyd
as Pottery Girl
Mary Kay Pupo
as Welfare Worker
Jan D'Arcy
as Card Player
Marian Gants
as Card Player
Joe Gillis
as Junkshop Keeper
Ron Graves
as Policeman
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Why Would I Lie? made me very angry while I was watching it, because it is both a glorification of the arrogant stupidity of its central character, and an insult to the intelligence of its audience. Not a bad double play.

November 6, 2018 | Rating: 1/4 | Full Review…

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