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Her Alibi (1989)

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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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'Lucy' Comanescu
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Audrey
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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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Hennes alibi  »

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$18,699,037 (USA)
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Trivia

There's a line in the movie where Tom Selleck's character makes a quip to Paulina Porizkova's character about killing a bug by swatting it with a rolled-up copy of Sports Illustrated magazine. In real life, Paulina Porizkova gained fame after appearing on the cover of this very magazine. She appeared on the cover of the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue in 1984 and again in 1985. See more »

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When Sam is on the phone with Phil, an editor pops his head in to see if Sam has Phil working. Sam says, "As we speak, Hank." The editor's name was supposed to be Ian. The actor's real name was Hank. See more »

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Phil Blackwood: [Narrating a passage of his upcoming book out loud - more than a little embellishing the truth] They let their towels drop to the floor. His eyes explored every inch of her glistening wet body. Her eyes explored every inch of his... muscled torso. He took her in his arms. Her breasts squashed against him like ripe pomegranates. They kissed. She nearly passed out from the rapture of the moment... but Swift, familiar with this reaction from past encounters, gathered her in his arms as her body ...
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FALLING IN LOVE
Written and Performed by Randy Newman
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A simple, funny, and charming little film

A lot of us go through our quite ordinary lives daydreaming about being these larger than life characters, so I thought that this story about this sheltered and detached mystery writer, Phillip Blackwood, was quite good because of the funny and endearing way it relates to being a dreamer.

I'm a big Tom Selleck fan, since his days as island hopping P.I. Thomas Magnum, and I think he was the perfect fit for the role of Phil Blackwood. Selleck is this tall, good-looking dude who looks the part of your typical hero or action star, but he is able to come across as this almost goofy, nice guy, and I think those are the qualities that make Thomas Magnum and Phillip Blackwood such great characters. The contradictions between the characters' physical appearances and their personalities make them very easy to like and root for.

I liked the rest of the cast too. Paulina Porizkova was stunningly beautiful and I liked her in her role. The actors who played Blackwood's agent and brother were very funny in their roles.

I recommend this movie. It is lighthearted, funny, and quite charming.


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