Liar Liar

Synopsis: 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 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!
Genre: Comedy, Fantasy
Director(s): Tom Shadyac
Production: Universal Pictures
  Nominated for 1 Golden Globe. Another 4 wins & 5 nominations.
 
IMDB:
6.9
Metacritic:
70
Rotten Tomatoes:
81%
PG-13
Year:
1997
86 min
77 Views

- [ Chalk Scraping On Blackboard ]

- [ Woman ] W-O...

R...

K !

Work.

Today we're going to share

what our parents do for...

[ Children, Woman ]

Work !

My mommy is a doctor.

- My daddy is a truck driver.

- My mom's a teacher.

- And your dad ?

- Mmm. My dad--

He's... a liar.

A-- A liar ? Oh, l'm sure

you don't mean a liar.

Well, he wears a suit and goes

to court and talks to the judge.

Oh ! l see.

You mean he's a lawyer.

[ Man ] Hey, Fletcher.

How'd it go ?

- Just another victory

for the wrongly accused.

- Yeah, right.

- [ Laughs ]

- Mr. Reede, great job.

Do you want your coat back ?

No, l'm sure you'll be

needing it again and again.

- Do you have a moment ?

- l'm late. lt's my day

to be with my son.

A couple of reporters want

to talk about your big win.

Yeah ? How's my hair ?

Fabulous.

You look great.

[ Gasps ]

- What time is it ?

- l am sure your dad just

got held up in court again.

- Dad !

- Maximilian !

Hey, how ya doin', creep ?

Good.

Me too, except my arm

has been botherin' me.

- Oh, no, Dad !

- Oh, yeah.

lt's becoming a claw !

- [ Growling ]

- [ Giggling ]

[ Gasps ]

Nothing can stop the claw !

Run, boy, run !

Save yourself !

Do the claw to Mom !

Do the claw to Mom !

Uh-oh. You found

the claw's only weakness.

Subzero temperatures !

- [ Laughs ]

- So, did you have any trouble

finding the place ?

Okay, l'm late. l'm sorry.

l ran out of gas.

The gauge is broken.

Rough neighborhood too.

Good thing l was wearin'

neutral gang colors.

l might have had to pull out

my nine and bust a cap.

My mind and my money

and my money and my mind

- [ Giggling ]

- They would never hurt you,

Fletcher. You're their lawyer.

That was below the belt.

Keep the gloves up.

Mom, Dad's taking me

to see wrestling !

- Oh, Fletcher !

- Oh, Audrey !

Why do you have to take him

to see that stuff ? lt's very violent.

The boy must grow

to be a warrior.

Who better to guide him

than Rick Rude...

and Randy Macho-man Savage

in the cage of death ?

[ Car Horn Honking ]

[ Fletcher Moans ]

Oh, good !

- [ Max ] Jerry, how's it goin' ?

- [ Jerry ] Hey, gipper !

You look like you grow

by the minute !

Fletcher, pleasure to see you.

Hi, honey !

- Hi.

- [ Smack ]

Wow. That was a nice image.

[ lmitates Keystroke ] Deleted.

- l have some more boxes for you.

- Oh, you're an angel.

- Boxes ?

- Remember, l told you a few weeks

ago, Jerry's moving to Boston.

Oh, right ! The job, the thing.

What do you do again ?

- Hospital administrator.

- Right, right !

Well, the boxes

are in my car.

Oh, those can wait.

l made this young man

a promise, didn't l ?

- Got time to throw a few ?

- Sure !

Come on, then !

- l forgot the boyfriend was moving.

- Jerry !

His name is Jerry !

And yes, he's moving.

l'm sorry. l hated him less

than your other boyfriends.

- lt wasn't serious, was it ?

- Semiserious, yes.

You guys aren't--

You know--

[ Grunting ]

[ Laughs ] l have been

dating him for seven months.

- What do you think ?

- Really ? Ooh !

l was hoping after being married

to me you'd have no strength left.

Remember, when we were married,

l wasn't having sex nearly

as often as you were.

Ouch ! And the ref

takes a point away.

- [ Max ] Out !

- Max is gonna miss him.

l'll be here.

[ Jerry ]

Ready ? Yeah ! Play ball.

Max, come on. We've gotta go.

- Dad, are we really going

to wrestling ?

- Absolutely, Max Factor.

We just have to stop by

the office for one minute.

Excuse me, sir. Any spare change ?

Oh, l'm sorry. l'm all out.

l can't do it.

Fred, it's your duty to present

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