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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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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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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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When Phil and Sam are talking at the table at the first of the show, from one angle the orange juice is sloshing around. In the other shot it's still. See more »

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Nina: [On the way to the hospital, regarding the arrow she has accidentally shot into Phil's right buttock] What will you tell the doctor?
Phil Blackwood: That I shot myself.
Nina: With a bow and arrow?
Phil Blackwood: I didn't know it was loaded!
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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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Selleck's humour
8 February 2001 | by (Vienna, Austria) – See all my reviews

It's true that this film is rather undeep and not particularly demanding. But still, in my opinion, it's charmy. From this point of view, the film is stylistically correct because the books Philip Blackwood writes are also romantic thrillers with exaggerated characters and no attempt to be serious or even world class. We're in the world of trash. Of course, the movie can be understood as kind of a parody on the book that's being written during the film. But on the other hand, it corresponds to it.

Tom Selleck's humour or maybe only the humour around his role keeps the movie alive. Like in „Folks!`, he is the poor guy, damned to passiveness, who desperately tries to cope with what is happening to him. But here the humour doesn't arise only from his mishaps but also from the way he falsifies them when transferring them into his novel. Paulina Porizkova is not a convincing actress but in this movie this doesn't matter because her inflexible face makes her character unfathomable, unpredictable, unlike Philip Blackwood's stories.

If you want to see a trashy little comedy about trashy little thrillers, this is the right one for you!


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