When the co-creator of a social networking application is found dead, Lightman tries to prove that her partner was the one who committed the crime.
A baby goes missing, and her mother accuses an unknown person of the kidnapping. When Lightman sees she’s hiding something, he digs deeper and discovers a family in need of repair.
Lightman is hired to investigate three high school students responsible for a fatal traffic accident, which takes a turn for the better when he finds the heroic paramedic who was first on the scene.
Lightman is called to a mental hospital to determine if a patient is being held against his will. Attempting to have the patient released, Lightman finds himself descending down a path that forces him to question his own sanity and brings him face-to-face with his own past. Meanwhile, Lightman is hired by a wealthy woman to do a background check on her new boyfriend, so he digs deep into the man's past to find out the truth about this social chameleon. Download part 2 now!
Lightman is called to a mental hospital to determine if a patient is being held against his will.
The terminally ill owner of a successful chain of restaurants (guest star John Amos) hires Lightman to fulfill his dying wish: track down his daughter’s killer. In the process, Lightman uncovers the twisted dynamic of the fractured family empire, leading him to suspect sibling rivalry as the motive and that the patriarch’s sons might be somehow responsible for the death of their sister, who was first in line to run the family business.
A woman with Alzheimer's disease unlocks a painful memory from her past, and Lightman discovers a killer may be working at her health care facility.
Lightman goes head-to-head with the leader of a self-help empire (guest star David Sutcliffe) to free a wealthy woman (guest star Julia Campbell) who may be under the control of the cult-like leader. When Lightman begins to investigate, things get personal as he suspects the group of threatening him and his daughter, Emily.
Lightman tries to find out who was responsible for a deadly coal mine explosion. The FBI questions Foster about Lightman's gambling partners.
While vetting a museum's staff for security leaks prior to an exhibition, Lightman meets a beautiful woman who engages him in a game of cat-and-mouse.
Internal Affairs tries to use Lightman's relationship with Wallowski to incriminate her when the Lightman Group examines police profiling techniques.
Cal has a case of writer's block, and the office has major personnel issues. The Lightman Group investigates abuse charges at a teen beauty pageant.
Lightman goes to great lengths to prevent a man fueled by revenge from robbing a bank. In the process, Lightman sets to right a wrong by holding a guilty man accountable for his actions.
The Lightman Group investigates the murder of a journalist friend of Lightman’s who was exposing a corrupt politician, a case that tests Lightman’s relationship with Reynolds and the FBI. Meanwhile, Emily’s newfound interest in dating makes her father uncomfortable.
The Lightman Group investigates the disappearance of a young woman, which leads them to uncover a criminal element in the adult-film business.
After Foster’s boyfriend, Dave Burns, gets abducted, Lightman tries to track him down with the help of Burns’ mysterious ex-partner.
Oblique, knitted eyebrows.
44% of adults will exaggerate to sound cooler.
Dr. Cal Lightman (Tim Roth) interrogates a white supremacist in 'Lie to Me.'
When you work with Cal Lightman, don't bother even trying to lie.
The average person will lie 3 times in a 10 minute conversation.
Only 54% of lies are accurately detected.
The average person lies 3 times in a 10 minute conversation.
DR. CAL LIGHTMAN (Tim Roth, "The Incredible Hulk," "Reservoir Dogs") can detect the truth by analyzing a person's face, body, voice and speech. When someone shrugs his shoulder, rotates his hand or raises his lower lip, Lightman knows he's lying. By analyzing facial expressions, he can read feelings - from hidden resentment to sexual attraction to jealousy. But as Lightman well knows, his scientific ability is both a blessing and a curse in his personal life, where family and friends deceive each other as readily as criminals and strangers do. Lightman is the world's leading deception expert, a scientist who studies facial expressions and involuntary body language to discover not only if you are lying but why.
LIE TO ME is a compelling drama series inspired by the scientific discoveries of Dr. Paul Ekman, a real-life specialist who can read clues embedded in the human face, body and voice to expose both the truth and lies in criminal investigations.
Lightman heads a team of experts at The Lightman Group who assist federal law enforcement, government agencies and local police with their most difficult cases. DR. GILLIAN FOSTER (Kelli Williams, "The Practice") is a gifted psychologist and Lightman's professional partner who brings balance to the partnership by looking at the bigger picture while Lightman focuses on the details. He needs her guidance and insight into human behavior, whether he knows it or not. ELI LOKER (Brendan Hines, TERMINATOR: THE SARAH CONNOR CHRONICLES) is Lightman's lead researcher, who is so uncomfortable with the human tendency to lie that he's decided to practice what he calls "radical honesty." He says everything on his mind at all times and often pays the price. RIA TORRES (Monica Raymund, "Law and Order: SVU") is the newest member of the agency, and one of the few "naturals" in the field of deception detection. She has a raw, untrained ability to read people that makes her a force to be reckoned with.
98% of teenagers lie to their parents.
As you can see, eventually Tim Roth said yes.
If the words don't match the face, it's a lie.
Tim Roth discusses how his character Dr. Cal Lightman detects deception by studying facial expressions and body language.
The average person lies 3 times in every 10 minutes of conversation.
Things get raised and stretched.
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