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Pack of Lies
Pack of Lies
Actors: Ellen Burstyn, Teri Garr, Sammi Davis, Ronald Hines, Clive Swift
Director: Anthony Page
Genres: Comedy, Drama, Television
NR     2006     1hr 40min


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Actors: Ellen Burstyn, Teri Garr, Sammi Davis, Ronald Hines, Clive Swift
Director: Anthony Page
Creators: Kenneth MacMillan, Chris Wimble, Arthur Cantor, Robert Halmi Jr., Robert Halmi Sr., Terry Lens, Hugh Whitemore
Genres: Comedy, Drama, Television
Sub-Genres: Comedy, Drama, Television
Studio: Platinum Disc
Format: DVD - Color,Full Screen
DVD Release Date: 05/16/2006
Original Release Date: 04/26/1987
Theatrical Release Date: 04/26/1987
Release Year: 2006
Run Time: 1hr 40min
Screens: Color,Full Screen
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaDVD Credits: 1
Total Copies: 0
Members Wishing: 1
MPAA Rating: NR (Not Rated)
Languages: English
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