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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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The name of the major detective character that mystery writer Phillip Blackwood (Tom Selleck) had created and was famous for writing mystery novels with was "Peter Swift". See more »

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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 »

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Nina: [Greeting Phil, who is sitting at the kitchen table] Did you sleep well?
Phil Blackwood: Sure! Why not? And you?
Nina: Hmm... okay.
Phil Blackwood: [Noticing she has one of his books in her hands] You're reading one of my books... I thought you were strictly Proust and Dostoevsky?
Nina: Well, I could not go to sleep last night and I knew this would help.
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Referenced in Jersey Girl (2004) See more »

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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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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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