Where the Truth Lies

October 7, 2005 0 By Fans
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K. O'Connor, a young journalist known for her celebrity profiles, is consumed with discovering the truth behind a long-buried incident that affected the lives and careers of showbiz team Vince Collins and Lanny Morris.

Release Year: 2005

Rating: 6.6/10 (10,552 voted)

Critic's Score: 47/100

Atom Egoyan

Stars: Kevin Bacon, Colin Firth, Alison Lohman

A female journalist tries to uncover the truth behind the breakup, years earlier, of a celebrated comedy team after the duo found a girl dead in their hotel room. Though both had airtight alibis and neither was accused, the incident put an end to their act.

Writers: Atom Egoyan, Rupert Holmes


Kevin Bacon


Colin Firth


Alison Lohman


David Hayman


Rachel Blanchard


Maury Chaykin

Sally Sanmarco

Sonja Bennett


Kristin Adams


Deborah Grover

Mrs. O'Flaherty

Beau Starr

Jack Scaglia

Arsinée Khanjian

Publishing Executive

Gabrielle Rose

Publishing Executive

Don McKellar

Publishing Executive

David Hemblen

NY Hotel Concierge

John Moraitis

Irv Fleischman


Official Website:
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Release Date: 7 October 2005

Filming Locations: Brantford, Ontario, Canada

Box Office Details

Budget: $25,000,000


Opening Weekend: $CAD184,496
(9 October 2005)

Gross: $871,527
(27 November 2005)

Technical Specs


Did You Know?


An important plot twist, part of the reason the film was given an NC-17 rating in the US, is revealed in the documentary 'This Film Is Not Yet Rated (2006)'.


When Vince accompanies Karen back to Bonnie's apartment, she asks him to push the button for the fourth floor. Instead, he pushes the third-floor button, where they subsequently get off.


Lanny Morris:
Having to be a nice guy is the toughest job in the world when you're not.

User Review

A Wonderful Mess

Rating: 7/10

Atom Egoyan is one of my most trusted directors. He never disappoints
me even when I'm not totally taken by the film. This is a perfect
example of that. I loved it and hated it, all at the same time.
Everything works and nothing works. Bacon and Firth couldn't be better
as the Martin and Lewis, boy and girl act and yet…I didn't quite
believe it. Good as they are they're not heavyweights and in my modest
opinion the parts required heavyweights. I was sucked in though and
enthralled by some extraordinary Egoyanesque moments with David
Lynchish touches here and there. I believe the film was a flop at the
box office, naturally. Too much of an adult story that demands not only
full attention but participation from its audience. I will certainly
see it again.