Telling Lies in America (1997)

PG-13  |   |  Drama, Music

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Karchy (Brad Renfro) is a boy in school who has moved from Hungary to America in the 1960s. He is struggling in school and trying to adjust to America's culture. He then hears about a radio... See full summary »


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  • Brad Renfro in Telling Lies in America (1997)
  • Kevin Bacon and Brad Renfro in Telling Lies in America (1997)
  • Kevin Bacon, Brad Renfro, and Calista Flockhart in Telling Lies in America (1997)
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Did You Know?


According to Joe Eszterhas in his book "Hollywood Animal", he wrote the script for this film in the early eighties and spent years trying to sell it. Then his wife read it and suggested that he should increase the role of Karchy's father, who was "too much in ... ...


Billy Magic: I woke up in the morning, went to take a piss, looked down, and all I saw was teeth marks.


About two-thirds through the movie, when Karchy picks his girlfriend up at the store after (her) work, they walk down a handicap wheelchair ramp which didn't exist in the 1960's.


Plot Summary


Drama | Music


Release Date:

15 October 1997



Country of Origin


Box Office


$4,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$11,470 (USA) (19 October 1997)


$252,318 (USA) (16 November 1997)

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