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Her Alibi (1989)

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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'Lucy' Comanescu
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Avram
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Gary Blackwood
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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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Falling for a beautiful woman can be murder! See more »


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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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Names of fictional Peter Swift detective novels written by Phillip Blackwood (Tom Selleck) seen on dustcover artwork mainly at the start but at times also throughout the movie included: "Her Alibi", "The Dying Habit", "Sayonara, Cyanide", "Counsel for Crime", "Death Game Funeral", "Looks Like Curtains", "The Dying Position", "Murder With Honor", "Bullets Never Forget", "Computer Virus", "A Croak of Corpses", "Guns I've Loved", "Shakes Hands with a Bullet", "Murder by Modem", "One Down and Two Dying", "Death of a Critic", "Murder Becomes Her" and "Wake Me when I'm Dead". See more »

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**SPOILERS**

Blackwood and Nina have sex in a house that was destroyed by an explosion earlier in the film. This mistake was so notable it was mentioned in Leonard Maltin's review of the film:

"For a full appreciation of just how much contempt "Her Alibi" has for the audience, reflect for a moment on the movie's last scene, in which Blackwood and Nina are back in the snug Connecticut farmhouse for a big love scene and a fade out. The people who made this movie apparently actually forgot that they blew the house up a half-hour earlier." See more »

Quotes

Phil Blackwood: As he lifted the 400-pound weights above his head, he was in agony... but he bore it in silence.
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FALLING IN LOVE
Written and Performed by Randy Newman
Courtesy of Warner Bros. Records, Inc.
By Arrangement with Warner Special Products
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Heavenly Angel
9 April 1999 | by (Queensland, Australia) – See all my reviews

Her Alibi is a very enjoyable movie with a little intrigue and the most beautiful girl in the world. I have been madly, passionately in love with Paulina Porizkova since seeing her in Vogue in about 1985. I envy Tom Selleck. Paulina can cut my hair any time. The thing I like is how natural she acts. She seems more relaxed than some of the other more experienced actresses. I have seen other models try screen acting with disastrous results. Tom Sellick plays his part well; that of a man so besotted with this heavenly creature that he finishes up doing silly things. That happens to many men in the same situation.

A good movie topped off with a divine woman.


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