Directed by: Jim Wheat, Ken Wheat
Actors: Ann Dusenberry, Gail Strickland, Bruce Davison
Also known as: Mentiras, Kaltblütiges Spiel, Folie sous contrat
Troubled celebrity takes large having to pay work to play a rich heiress dedicated in a maniac asylum, not understanding she’s really being set up as a foster for the real woman who’d been murdered.
Which is not an indictment of this movie by any means. The Wheat Brothers know exactly how to create a exciting mood and to present sympathetic figures that we can be concerned for in the movie’s more painful moments and plot twists, which are plentiful. What’s significant about LIES is the opportunities it gives some veteran film and TV performers to cut loose in the type of archetypal roles plenty of them literally created. Gail Strickland, Clu Gulager, ST.ELSEWHERE’S Terence Knox, Bruce Davison and the late, great Bert Remsen are among an experienced cast who keep your interest piqued, even whenever the plot presents a few eyebrow-raising story points.