Pants on Fire (film)
|Pants on Fire|
|Directed by||Jon Rosenbaum|
|Produced by||Kim Arnott|
|November 9, 2014|
Set in Massachusetts, a 15-year-old named Jack Parker has everything going for him: popularity at school, an easy home life, and a high chance of winning an award that would lead him to be bat boy for the Boston Red Sox. There's just one thing; he earned them by being the biggest liar around, but little did he know that that was all going to change. One day while he was giving a speech, Mikey, one of his lies, appears. Progressively, one by one, all his lies start to come to life, starting with two angry lumberjacks and a possessive, jealous girlfriend, Lisa, from Arizona. He and his friend Ryan soon find out from a plush purple hippo from a children's restaurant/fun center that the only way to stop his lies from coming true is to tell the truth. He refuses to do it since the award ceremony is coming soon and he doesn't want to lose. After that encounter, they soon come face-to-face with the lumberjacks along with another one of his lies: two alien agents. They are able to escape with the help of Lisa, but only after he tells her the truth. During this time and a few more lies later, he learns that his lies hurt those closest to him. After a conversation with a man practicing his baseball hits (he later found out it was his baseball hero, Danny Kostas, getting over a slump), he tells everyone at the award ceremony the lies that he told and is disqualified. He and Ryan soon see all of his lies in the hall and run into an empty room where they saw the hippo. After telling the hippo that he told the truth and none of the lies went away, the hippo reveals itself to be his sister, Hannah, who was fed up with his lies and wanted to teach him a lesson. She reveals that the lies were just actors and other people using special effects and that they rehearsed the plot for months. They soon reconcile, but Jack's parents arrive and ground him by making him clean the whole garage. In the end, he finishes cleaning up the garage and finishes his punishment and learns his lesson about lying. He visits Jennifer, whom he has a crush on, to apologize and promises he will never lie again for now. They soon take off in a limo to Fenway Park, compliments of Danny.
- Bradley Steven Perry as Jack Parker
- Joshua J. Ballard as Ryan
- Tyrel Jackson Williams as Mikey
- Brittney Wilson as Hannah Parker / Hippo
- Taylor Russell as Jennifer
- Nicholas Coombe as Eric
- Rachelle Gillis as Lisa
- Kevin O'Grady as Chip
- John Stewart as Rock
- Jill Teed as Diane Parker
- Peter Graham-Gaudreau as Ed Parker
- Manoj Sood as Principal Kar
- Richard Ian Cox as Otis
The film premiered on Disney XD channels in the United States and Canada on November 9, 2014 and in Australia on February 6, 2015.
- Disney XD Sets ‘Pants On Fire’ Original Movie
- Higgins, D (February 2, 2015). "New this week: Black Sails, Selling Houses Australia, Big Cat Week and Snowboarding World Cup". The Green Room. Foxtel. Retrieved February 3, 2015.