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Lie to Me 

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About Cal Lightman, the world's leading deception expert who studies facial expressions and involuntary body language to expose the truth behind the lies.

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Samuel Baum
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Nominated for 1 Primetime Emmy. Another 4 wins & 7 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Series cast summary:
Tim Roth ...  Dr. Cal Lightman 48 episodes, 2009-2011
Kelli Williams ...  Dr. Gillian Foster 48 episodes, 2009-2011
Brendan Hines ...  Eli Loker 48 episodes, 2009-2011
Monica Raymund ...  Ria Torres 48 episodes, 2009-2011
Hayley McFarland ...  Emily Lightman 40 episodes, 2009-2011
Mekhi Phifer ...  Ben Reynolds 24 episodes, 2009-2010
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Storyline

Dr. Cal Lightman teaches a course in body language and makes an honest fortune exploiting it. He's employed by various public authorities in various investigations, doing more when the police etc. fail to go the extra mile. So he can afford to constitute a team of his own, which like clients and others has to put up with his mind-games. Written by KGF Vissers

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

21 January 2009 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Lie to Me See more »

Filming Locations:

Los Angeles, California, USA

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Sound Mix:

Dolby

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Color

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1.78 : 1
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Trivia

In a 2015 interview, Tim Roth (Cal Lightman) said that a spin off is in the works. See more »

Quotes

[repeated line]
Dr. Cal Lightman: Do me a favor.
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Connections

Referenced in Who Wants to Be a Millionaire: Episode #8.82 (2010) See more »

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Well done!
22 January 2009 | by gort-8See all my reviews

So far I've only seen the pilot episode. I admit it. I've got a mad man-crush for this show.

The show's about Dr. Cal Lightman (Tim Roth) as a sort of a superhero. He's a human lie detector. He looks for dozens of subtle tells in the face and on the body. He's studied human communication so intensely that he always knows if someone is concealing something.

His company, so far, is involved with police and political matters. There's some significant room to bring in lots of personal interplay as well (we've seen a glimpse of that already).

This is from Imagine Entertainment, the company that does 24. I hope that, as the show evolves, that the fate of the planet doesn't rest on everything that Dr. Lightman does and says. One Jack Bauer is plenty, thanks.

I also hope that the show doesn't become driven by an overarching nemesis. Shows with a strong internal mythology and skin-tight story arcs can be fun, but we've seen so much of them lately that I wouldn't mind seeing the episodic adventures of a flawed hero trying to do something right.


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