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Brilliant Lies (1996)

R | | Drama | 11 July 1997 (USA)
Susy Conner accuses former employer, Gary Fitzgerald, of harassment and unfair dismissal for failing to comply with his sexual demands. Relating the incident to conciliation lawyer, Marion ... See full summary »

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Richard Franklin
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Gia Carides ... Susy Connor
Anthony LaPaglia ... Gary Fitzgerald
Zoe Carides Zoe Carides ... Katy Connor
Ray Barrett ... Brian Connor
Michael Veitch Michael Veitch ... Paul Connor
Catherine Wilkin ... Marion Lee
Neil Melville ... Vince
Jennifer Jarman-Walker Jennifer Jarman-Walker ... Ruth Miller
Grant Tilly Grant Tilly ... Steve Lovett
Beverley Dunn Beverley Dunn ... President
Brad Lindsay Brad Lindsay ... Registrar
Barry Friedlander Barry Friedlander ... Mr. Burton
Iain Murton Iain Murton ... Mr. Hall
Tim Elston Tim Elston ... Young Brian
Natalie Gauci Natalie Gauci ... Young Katy (as Natalie Gauchi)
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Storyline

Susy Conner accuses former employer, Gary Fitzgerald, of harassment and unfair dismissal for failing to comply with his sexual demands. Relating the incident to conciliation lawyer, Marion Lee, Susy comments that the trauma experienced should entitle her to a compensation payment of $40,000.00. Written by Anonymous

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The battle of the sexes is now all out war. To survive, you must tell Brilliant Lies

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Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for sexual content and language | See all certifications »
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Trivia

The end credits song, performed by Australian singer Kate Ceberano, with music by Nerida Tyson-Chew and lyrics by Richard Franklin, was nominated for Best Original Song for a Feature Film, Mini-Series, Telemovie or TV Series, at the 1997 Australian Guild of Screen Composers Awards. See more »

Quotes

Brian Conner: All fathers notice their daughters development. All fathers notice! I was proud. ALL fathers notice!
Susy Conner: All fathers don't chase their daughters around and grab their breasts!
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Connections

References 60 Minutes (1979) See more »

Soundtracks

BRILLIANT LIES
Music by Nerida Tyson-Chew & Rajan Kamahi
Lyrics by Richard Franklin
Vocals by Kate Cedarano
Produced & Engineered by Ashley Cadell
Music recorded and mixed at Chartbound Sound, Melborne
Vocals recorded at John Reynolds Recording Studio, Adelaide
Available on Mushroom Records
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Good movie, but differs from the stage show
27 June 2005 | by danewportSee all my reviews

I did this play in 2000 here in New Zealand and had a great time.

Cast as Paul Connor, I got a chance to play a very different role to what i had been used to. I had not seen or heard of the movie before doing the play, so had no idea how different my portrayal of Paul was to the movie.

I chose to play Paul as a beaten down, almost wimpy character that had been endlessly picked on by his sisters when he was growing up, then to be stuck with his 'Christian' wife only added to the torment inflicted on him by his sisters.

As I said, I had immense fun with this play and as a result earned rave reviews from my direction who said I captured the essence of Paul magnificently.

I would love to direct this play one day as I believe the subject matter is timeless.


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Language:

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Release Date:

11 July 1997 (USA) See more »

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