This Day in Movie History – March 21st, 1997 – Liar Liar Released in Theaters

A comedy where a lawyer who says whatever he needs to know is “cursed” with being unable to tell a lie was released 20 years ago today.

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Courtesy: Universal Pictures

Liar Liar, written by Paul Guay and Stephen Mazur and directed by Tom Shadyac, was released in theaters on March 21st, 1997.

In the film, Jim Carrey plays a lawyer who neglects his son in deference to his job—a job where he often exaggerates and lies to get ahead and win cases. After another promise to his son Max is broken, Max wishes his dad can’t lie for a day—and the wish comes true!

Aside from Carrey, Liar Liar also stars Maura Tierney, Anne Haney, Jennifer Tilly, Cary Elwes, and Justin Cooper. The film was a big hit, making over $300 million on a budget of around $45 million. Carrey and Shadyac would team up again for another hit comedy later on, Bruce Almighty.

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