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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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3 February 1989 (USA)  »

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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 »


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 »


Phil Blackwood: [Regarding Nina] I love her... I'm terrified of her.
Sam: Sounds like the normal relationship.
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Referenced in Saturday Night Live: Bob Saget/TLC (1995) 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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Her Alibi
16 June 1999 | by (Marietta, OH) – See all my reviews

Entertaining mystery-farce with Selleck as a novelist who suspects a beautiful woman is trying to murder him. Porizkova is lovely in her film debut as the woman.

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