Synopsis by Stephen Thomas Erlewine
In White Lie, a drama based on Samuel Charters' novel Louisiana Black, Gregory Hines plays Len Madison Jr., a New York-based mayoral press secretary who learns that his father was lynched in the South three decades earlier. Madison returns to the South, where he is intent on learning the truth about his father's death. Along the way, he is helped by a doctor (Annette O'Toole), the daughter of the white woman whom Madison's father allegedly raped and killed.
racism, cross-cultural-relations, death, doctor/nurse, father, investigation, killing, love, lynching, murder, press-secretary, rape, revenge