Living A Lie

Living A Lie

1991 NBC-TV Movie

Jill Eikenberry, Peter Coyote

Joanne (Jill Eikenberry) and Matt (Peter Coyote) have managed to hold their marriage and family together despite lagging finances at their small ranch. After a night of hard drinking in a local bar, Matt and two of his buddies run out of gas on their way home. Looking inside an empty church for something to plug a hole in their gas can, one of the men starts a fire.

The three of them flee the blazing church and make a pact to remain silent. Later, Matt is wracked with guilt when he learns that two teenagers were trapped inside. As the incident becomes the talk of the town, Joanne gradually notices an unsettling change in Matt's behavior. She later recalls having smelled gasoline on Matt's clothes on the night of the fire. Suspecting Matt may have been involved in the crime, she wrestles with a terrible choice: whether to remain silent or to tell the police what she knows and risk destroying her marriage.

Living A Lie

1991 NBC-TV Movie

Jill Eikenberry, Peter Coyote