An officer, assigned to review the posthumous candidacy of the first woman to earn the Medal of Honor, discovers a cover-up involving the events surrounding her death.
A compulsive gambler comes up with a brilliant lie in order to get money to pay off a debt. Unfortunately, everyone associated with his lie tells their own lies and soon the web of lies spins uncontrollably until 'Happy Hour' becomes 'Zero Hour' at the Hi-Life Bar.
Somewhat bawdy English traditional song Landlord, Fill The Flowing Bowl among several choral pieces opening Sidney Lumet's The Group, 1966, introducing classmates Joan Hackett, Candice Bergen, Shirley Knight, Joanna Pettet et al, and their valedictorian Kathleen Widdoes.
A divorced doctor (George C. Scott) has an affair with a young wife (Julie Christie) hiding a dark secret in Petulia (1968).
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There's nothing Jimmy (Eric Stoltz) won't do to avoid a beating at the hands of his bookie (Charles Durning). He tells his girlfriend Susan (Moira Kelly) a-whopper-of-a-lie to trick her into raising the cash. Susan turns to her soft-touch brother Ray (Campbell Scott), owner of the Hi Life bar, with an even bigger sob story than Jimmy's. Ray scrambles to collect debts from friends and seductive ex-lover Maggie (Daryl Hannah) who also happens to be Jimmy's sister. With everyone gathered at the Hi Life, a slip of the tongue sparks a moment of truth that sets off hilarious changes in the lives and relationships of all the deceivers and believers.
Jimmy needs $900 to clear a gambling debt but a series of lies leads to Ray trying to raise the cash from friends who owe him money.
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