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Where the Truth Lies Details


A reporter unexpectedly gets a personal perspective on a legendary show-business story in this adaptation of Rupert Holmes' novel, scripted and directed by noted Canadian independent filmmaker Atom Egoyan. In the mid-'50s, Lanny Morris (Kevin Bacon) and Vince Collins (Colin Firth) were a wildly popular comedy team who suddenly and unexpectedly broke up at the peak of their popularity. Fifteen years after Morris and Collins called it quits, journalist Karen O'Connor (Alison Lohman), who has earned a reputation for her celebrity exposés, wants to write about the true story of what happened with Morris and Collins -- and to her surprise, her publisher tells her Collins has agreed to co-author the book for a cool million dollars. The only catch is that Collins has to tell the full truth about a very large skeleton in the team's closet -- a beautiful naked woman was found drowned in the bathtub of Morris and Collins' hotel suite shortly before they broke up the act, and while the comics were cleared of any wrongdoing, rumors about the incident followed them for years. As O'Connor and Collins complete their book, they learn to their surprise that Morris has opted to write a book of his own about the team's career; eager to learn what Morris has to say, O'Connor meets him posing as a schoolteacher, and soon falls into an unexpected romantic relationship with him. O'Connor soon finds herself playing two sides against one another as she tried to learn the truth about two men with dark and scandalous pasts. Where the Truth Lies became the subject of unexpected controversy when the MPAA gave the film an NC-17 rating due to a brief scene involving a ménage à trois; the film earned significantly more lenient rating in other countries. ~ Mark Deming, Rovi

  • Release date:October 14, 2005


Awarded by
Genie Awards Jan Rudy Best Sound 2005 Nominee
Genie Awards Mychael Danna Best Original Score 2005 Nominee
Genie Awards Phillip Barker Best Art Direction/Production Design 2005 Nominee
Genie Awards Susan Shipton Best Editing 2005 Nominee
Genie Awards Atom Egoyan Best Adapted Screenplay 2005 Winner
Genie Awards Cal Loucks Best Art Direction/Production Design 2005 Nominee
Genie Awards Chris Munro Best Sound 2005 Nominee
Genie Awards Daniel Pellerin Best Sound 2005 Nominee


Kevin Bacon
as Lanny Morris
Colin Firth
as Vince Collins
Alison Lohman
as Karen O'Connor
Rachel Blanchard
as Maureen O'Flaherty
David Hayman
as Reuben
Maury Chaykin
as Sally Sanmarco
Kristin Adams
as Alice
Sonja Bennett
as Bonnie
Deborah Grover
as Mrs. O'Flaherty
Beau Starr
as Jack Scaglia


Atom Egoyan
Robert Lantos
Atom Egoyan
Paul Sarossy
Mychael Danna
Composer (Music Score)
Liz Gallagher
Musical Direction/Supervision
Susan Shipton
Phillip Barker
Production Designer
Lucy Richardson
Art Director
Craig Lathrop
Art Director
Chris Chrisafis
Sandra Cunningham
Julia Rosenberg
Associate Producer
Mark Musselman
Associate Producer
Donald A. Starr
Executive Producer
Daniel J.B. Taylor
Executive Producer
Colin Leventhal
Executive Producer
Atom Egoyan
Executive Producer
Pat Flood
Set Designer
Beth Pasternak
Costume Designer
Trisha Edwards
Set Decorator
Cal Loucks
Set Decorator
Chris Munro
Sound/Sound Designer
Jan Rudy
Sound/Sound Designer
David J. Webb
First Assistant Director
Mali Finn
Leo Davis
John Buchan
Daniel Pellerin
Re-Recording Mixer