Telling Lies in America

Telling Lies in America Information

Telling Lies in America is a 1997 drama film directed by Guy Ferland and written by Joe Eszterhas.


Karchy Jonas (Brad Renfro) is a 17-year-old high-school student (who emigrated from Hungary 7 years earlier) trying to find his way in the world. He meets radio personality Billy Magic (Kevin Bacon) who takes him under his wing. However, authorities are after Billy for accepting payola from record companies to give their songs air time.

It is a semi-autobiographical tale from Joe Eszterhas.

Home Video Release

In 2012, it was announced that the film would be released as part of a Blu-ray Disc double feature with Traveller from Shout! Factory on May 25th.


  • Kevin Bacon as Billy Magic
  • Brad Renfro as Karchy 'Chucky'/'Slick' Jonas
  • Maximilian Schell as Dr. Istvan Jonas
  • Calista Flockhart as Diney Majeski
  • Paul Dooley as Father Norton
  • Jonathan Rhys Meyers as Kevin Boyle
  • Luke Wilson as Henry
  • Damen Fletcher as Amos 'Blood Smith'
  • Jerry Swindall as Andy 'Croak' Stas
  • K.K. Dodds as Justine
  • James Kisicki as Cecil Simms
  • J.J. Horna as The Blind Kid
  • Ben Saypol as Timmy Morelli
  • Tony Devon as Danny Hogan
  • Rohn Thomas as Sgt. Disapri
  • Tuesday Knight as WHK Receptionist

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