Telling Lies In America

1997, Movie, PG-13, 101 mins

Telling Lies In America
Hail! Hail! Rock 'n' roll! This tidy, heartfelt sleeper from screenwriter Joe Eszterhas and director Guy Ferland is loosely based on Eszterhas's own adolescence as a rock-loving Hungarian immigrant in 1960s Cleveland. Karchy Jonas (Brad Renfro) is an unpopular 17-year-old Catholic high-school kid with a dream: to enter radio station WHK's High School Hall of Fame -- essentially a popularity contest run by smooth-talking hipster disc jockey Billy Magic (Kevin Bacon). Karchy cheats his way in, badly forging a stack of ballots while steadfastly denying any wrongdoing, but Magic admires the kid's moxie and offers him a job helping out around the station. Magic seems to...
Released: 1997 Rated: PG-13 Length: 101 mins

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