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Her Alibi (1989)

PG  |   |  Comedy, Crime, Mystery  |  3 February 1989 (USA)
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A writer of BAD detective novels is in full writers' block. He pretends to be the alibi of a beautiful woman who was arrested for murder at first thinking her innocent, but as she shows ... See full summary »

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A writer of BAD detective novels is in full writers' block. He pretends to be the alibi of a beautiful woman who was arrested for murder at first thinking her innocent, but as she shows more and more interesting abilities (such as knife throwing) he begins to doubt his first assessment. He is still falling for her, but more and more nervous as time passes, and there are more close calls with death on his part. Written by John Vogel <jlvogel@comcast.net>

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The name of the novel that Phillip Blackwood (Tom Selleck) had written which he had won the Edgar Allan Poe Award from the Mystery Writers of America was "Death of a Critic". See more »

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As Phil picks up Beeswax the cat and moves through the kitchen, you can briefly see a hand-held boom-mic being quickly lowered to Phil's left as he goes past the oven. The mic is in the slot between the oven and the adjoining cabinet. See more »

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Phil Blackwood: [Narrating a passage of his upcoming book out loud - more than a little embellishing the truth] As the Japanese servants cleared away the remnants of Swift's gourmet meal, he and the girl exchanged sparkling repartee. His turn of phrase clearly had her entranced.
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Written by Little Richard (as Richard Penniman), Dorothy La Bostrie and Joe Lubin
Performed by Little Richard
Courtesy of Dominion Entertainment, Inc.
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Very silly but fun
19 October 2007 | by (Maine) – See all my reviews

(Comment originally posted 4 April 2003)

Okay, so it's completely unbelievable. It's not supposed to be believable. It's a spoof of silly mystery stories, such as those the main character writes. Basically the premise is, what if the mystery writer gets caught in his own silly plot, and then his imagination gets him into even more trouble?

Even though Paulina got the Razzie for having the worst performance of the year, I enjoyed watching her, and loved Tom Selleck in this one, because for such a big handsome guy, he showed what a real person would be like in such a situation: kind of a goofy coward, but likable. I loved all the supporting characters, from James Farentino and William Daniels to Patrick Wayne and all of the court owls. But I also thought the setting was great -- I am completely in love with Tom's house! The only distractions for me were some noticeably sloppy editing mistakes, but since the movie isn't supposed to be taken seriously anyway, they don't really bother me.

If you just want to relax and watch an enjoyable movie that doesn't take much thought, this is it.


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