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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Cast overview, first billed only:
Frank Polito
'Lucy' Comanescu
Gary Blackwood
Sally Blackwood
Bobo Lewis ...
Jane Welch ...
Austin Hay ...
W. Benson Terry ...


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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3 February 1989 (USA)  »

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Hennes alibi  »

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$18,699,037 (USA)

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The movie actually received a Worst Actress Razzie nomination for Paulina Porizkova at the 10th Golden Raspberry Awards but she lost out on the Razzie to Heather Locklear for The Return of Swamp Thing (1989). See more »


When the lieutenant came to visit Phil at his home, when he's at the front door it is pitch black outside, but as they move to the den downstairs, you can clearly see it's still daylight. See more »


Phil Blackwood: [to Phil's shock and amazement, Nina has just thrown a kitchen knife across the room, impaling a large bug on the wall] Jesus!
Nina: [Shrugging indifferently] Umm... I do not like bugs.
Phil Blackwood: Well, neither do I, but I usually scream at them and... hit 'em with a rolled up copy of "Sports Illustrated."
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Referenced in Parker Lewis Can't Lose: Rent-A-Kube (1990) See more »


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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