All Men Are Liars

For the silent film, see All Men Are Liars (1919 film).
All Men Are Liars
Directed by Gerard Lee
Produced by John Maynard
Chris Brown
Douglas Cummins
Robert Connolly
Written by Gerard Lee
Starring Toni Pearen
David Price
John Jarratt
Music by Wayne Goodwin
Mark Moffatt
Cinematography Steve Arnold
Edited by Suresh Ayyar
Distributed by Ronin Films
Release dates
  • 30 November 1995 (1995-11-30)
Running time
91 minutes
Country Australia
Language English
Box office A $836,606 (Australia)

All Men Are Liars is a 1995 Australian comedy film written and directed by Gerard Lee, starring Toni Pearen and David Price.


Barry decides to sell the family piano that belongs to his wife Irene. This results in Irene leaving him and their son Mick. Mick desperately wants his mother to return home and so he decides to save up some money to buy the piano back. The town's annual harvest festival is about to commence and an all-girl band fronted by the beautiful Angela arrives to participate. Mick develops a wacky scheme in which he dresses up in his mother's clothes and becomes 'Michelle', in hopes of joining the girl band to make the money he needs. The scheme works, however Mick becomes increasingly attracted to Angela who has just broken up with her boyfriend after he cheated on her with the band's ex-guitarist. Mick/Michelle eventually earns enough money to buy the piano back, however Angela has since become close to 'Michelle' and has now developed unexpected feelings for her/him. Angela then begins questioning her sexuality and unfortunately for Mick, she has vowed to kill any man who lies to her again.



Gerard Lee first came up with the idea for the film in the early 1980s and wrote several drafts.[1]


All Men Are Liars was nominated for the 1995 Australian Film Institute Award for Best Film.[2]

The film proved to be successful at the Australian box office grossing approximately $836,606 domestically.[3]

In many of the reviews for the film, critics noted the similarities between this film and the 1959 comedy film Some Like It Hot starring Marilyn Monroe, which also had a storyline about two cross-dressing men who join an all-girl band and fall in love with the beautiful lead singer.[4][5]


  1. Mary Colbert, "All Men Are Liars", Cinema Papers", October 1995 p 4-9
  3. Archived 24 February 2011 at the Wayback Machine.

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