Telling Lies In America
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Telling Lies In America
Karchy Jonas (Brad Renfro) was born in Hungary and immigrated to Cleveland, Ohio in the early 1960s where he felt adrift in a strange sea of American culture. Jonas tries to fit in at the Catholic high school he attends but finds himself a laughing stock. At home, his stern father (Maximilian Schell) insists that he adhere to traditional Hungarian ways. Karchy's only respite is the rock & roll music he adores. A year before he arrived, flashy, failed disc jockey Billy Magic (Kevin Bacon) rolled into town, found a job at WHK and became the host of the High School Hall of Fame contest,… More
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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 63%

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"The Hungarian angle gives the film a little distinctiveness."
‑ Jay Boyar, Orlando Sentinel
"Kevin Bacon gives one of the best performances of his career"
‑ Clint Morris, Moviehole
"It's only rock 'n' roll, but you'll like it."
‑ Rod Granger, Film Journal International
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