Telling Lies in America


1h 41m 1997

Brief Synopsis

Set in the 1960s, a 17-year-old boy becomes friends with Billy Magic, the radio DJ he idolizes, and eventually becomes exposed to the payola and corruption of that world.

Film Details

MPAA Rating
PG-13
Genre
Drama
Period
Release Date
1997
Distribution Company
Banner Pictures
Location
Cleveland, Ohio, USA

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 41m

Synopsis

Set in the 1960s, a 17-year-old boy becomes friends with Billy Magic, the radio DJ he idolizes, and eventually becomes exposed to the payola and corruption of that world.

Crew

Ewart Abner

Song

Peter Afterman

Music Supervisor

Kate Amer

Production Manager

Jonathan D Andrews

Sound Mixer

Kevin Bacon

Song

Jeremy Baka

Song Performer

Jeremy Baka

Song

Carmen Baker

Supervising Sound Editor

Henry Ballard

Song

Laura Cunningham Bauer

Costume Designer

Dennis Benatar

Assistant Director

Mike Boudry

Adr

Robert Boyd

Song

Jim Brookshire

Sound Editor

Susan Brown

Casting

Jeanette Browning

Sound Dubbing

Roy Bryson

Hair Stylist

Jeanne Byrd

Script Supervisor

Tyran Carlo

Song

Fred Caruso

Coproducer

Tim Chau

Rerecording

Tim Chau

Sound Editor

Tim Chau

Sound Design

Thomas Clark

Choreographer

Dion

Song Performer

Dion

Song

Joe Eszterhas

Screenplay

Naomi Eszterhas

Executive Producer

Ann Farina

Song

Johnny Farina

Song

Santa Farina

Song

Damen Fletcher

Song Performer

Frank Fletcher

Location Manager

Christopher Flick

Dialogue Editor

Regan Forman

Assistant Director

Jimmy Forrest

Song

Jim Gerlarden

Production Designer

Joan Giammarco

Editor

Bernadette Gillota

Production Coordinator

Berry Gordy

Song

Gwendolyn Gordon Gordy

Song

Mark Green

Music Editor

Rich Green

Foley

Ron Hargrave

Song

Thurston Harris

Song Performer

Ron Holden

Song

Ron Holden

Song Performer

Mihaly Horvath Sr.

Consultant

Ike & Tina Turner

Song Performer

Doug Jackson

Sound Editor

Mike Jay

Music Editor

Nils C Jensen

Sound Editor

Jeannee Josefczyk

Makeup Artist

Doc Kane

Adr Mixer

Elizabeth Knowle

Choreographer

George Kohut

Camera Operator

Adam Kopald

Sound Editor

Fran Rubel Kuzui

Producer

Kaz Kuzui

Co-Executive Producer

Julie Last

Music

Jerry Leiber

Song

Jerry Lee Lewis

Song

Jerry Lee Lewis

Song Performer

Mickey Liddell

Executive Producer

Ruth Loshe

Scenic Artist

Don Malouf

Sound Editor

Rose Mccoy

Song

Sylvia Mckinney

Song

Mel Metcalfe

Rerecording

D. Lynn Meyers

Local Casting

Ben Myron

Producer

Delores Nance

Song

Johnny Otis

Song

Andy Paley

Other

Matt Papp

Assistant Director

Thomas H Paul

Set Designer

Kahlil Pedizisai

Assistant Director

Michele Perrone

Adr Editor

Nicholas Pike

Music

Nicholas Pike

Other

Terry Porter

Rerecording

Pamela Priest

Hair Stylist

Buck Ram

Song

Jimmy Reed

Song

Jimmy Reed

Song Performer

Jody Reynolds

Song

Jimmy Rodgers

Song

Robert Rothbart

Production Supervisor

Joan Rowe

Foley Artist

Sean Rowe

Foley Artist

Jill Savitt

Editor

Ben Saypol

Song Performer

Barbara Schiff

Costume Supervisor

Emily Schweber

Casting

Debra Secher

Casting Associate

Lewis Simpkins

Song

Cynthia Slavens

Assistant Director

Bob Smith

Song

Mike Stoller

Song

Brian Swardstrom

Executive Producer

The Platters

Song Performer

Michael Thompson

Music

George Vaughn

Song

Reynaldo Villalobos

Director Of Photography

Oscar Washington

Song

Scott Weber

Foley Mixer

Jackie Wilson

Song Performer

Donald Wolf

Song

Dan Yale

Sound Editor

Margaret Yen

Assistant

Sarah Young

Set Decorator

Dean A. Zupancic

Rerecording

Film Details

MPAA Rating
PG-13
Genre
Drama
Period
Release Date
1997
Distribution Company
Banner Pictures
Location
Cleveland, Ohio, USA

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 41m

Quotes

Trivia

Miscellaneous Notes

Released in United States October 24, 1997

Expanded Release in United States November 1997

Released in United States on Video April 28, 1998

Released in United States 1997

Released in United States October 1997

Shown at New York Film Festival September 26 - October 12, 1997.

Shown at Denver International Film Festival October 23-30 1997.

Shown at Mill Valley Film Festival October 2-12, 1997.

Completed shooting September 6, 1996.

Began shooting August 3, 1996.

Released in United States Fall October 17, 1997 (NY)

Released in United States October 24, 1997 (Los Angeles)

Expanded Release in United States November 1997

Released in United States on Video April 28, 1998

Released in United States 1997 (Shown at New York Film Festival September 26 - October 12, 1997.)

Released in United States October 1997 (Shown at Denver International Film Festival October 23-30 1997.)

Released in United States October 1997 (Shown at Mill Valley Film Festival October 2-12, 1997.)

Released in United States Fall October 17, 1997