Numbers don’t lie, people do.

It says a lot about somebody if they can't/won't cop to facts, like numbers. The scene where Robert Clayton (Will Smith, Enemy of the State) is confronting the mob boss Paulie Pintero (Tom Sizemore) with video tape of the mobster violating his parole and Pintero repeatedly denies it, "That ain't me." My father sometimes would say "let him stew in it" when a person was caught in a lie, even a small one. Would that person eventually come around (and how quickly) and tell the truth or continue to "double-down" on the lie even when confronted with facts? It's an interesting character reveal at the very least.

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