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Her Alibi
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Director:
Writer (WGA):
Charlie Peters (written by)
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Release Date:
3 February 1989 (USA) See more »
Genre:
Tagline:
Falling for a beautiful woman can be murder! See more »
Plot:
A writer of BAD detective novels is in full writers' block. He pretends to be the alibi of a beautiful... See more » | Add synopsis »
Awards:
1 nomination See more »
User Reviews:
A simple, funny, and charming little film See more (23 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Tom Selleck ... Phil Blackwood

Paulina Porizkova ... Nina

William Daniels ... Sam

James Farentino ... Frank Polito
Hurd Hatfield ... Troppa

Ronald Guttman ... 'Lucy' Comanescu

Victor Argo ... Avram

Patrick Wayne ... Gary Blackwood

Tess Harper ... Sally Blackwood

Bill Smitrovich ... Farrell
Bobo Lewis ... Rose
Jane Welch ... Millie
Austin Hay ... Oliver
W. Benson Terry ... FX

Joan Copeland ... Audrey
Liliana Komorowska ... Laura
Alan Mixon ... Nina's Father
Barbara Caruso ... Nina's Mother
Marlene Bryan ... Laurie
William Aylward ... Greg
Sara E. Pfaff ... Heather Blackwood
Trevor Soponis ... Tony Blackwood
David Chandler ... Eugene Mason
Bill Grimmett ... Cop

Ted Sutton ... Cop
Brian Costantini ... Cop
Norman Fitz ... Judge
Nat Benchley ... Prosecutor
T.J. Edwards ... Defender
John Badila ... Defender
Leonard Auclair ... Jack the Author
Dick Harrington ... Henry the Neighbor
Corazon Adams ... Consuela
Lisa Nicholas ... Waitress
Hank DeLuca ... Ian the Editor

Joann Havrilla ... Woman at Lecture
Pankaj Talwar ... Dr. Singh
Dick Rizzo ... Knife Clerk
Joseph Eubanks ... Cocktail Man
Lucia Vincent ... Cocktail Lady
Vivienne Shub ... Cocktail Lady

Kathleen Goldpaugh ... Cocktail Lady
Margaret M. Zindulka ... Cocktail Lady

Patrick McDade ... Federal Agent
Allen Fitzpatrick ... Federal Agent
Gregory A. Fessler ... Store Manager
Edward Conery ... Bernardini's Lawyer
Brian Desmond ... Court Officer
Christi Cole ... Corrections Officer
Kay Lawal ... Corrections Officer
Renee Zorn ... Corrections Officer
Wilfred Williams ... Frank's Partner
Gary Lee Leventhal ... Detective
Charles Cotel ... Security Guard
Michael Bongar ... Clown
Beth K. Bongar ... Clown
David Avery ... Clown
Mark Conway ... Clown
Ellen O. Van Edwards ... Clown
Jeffrey Gordon ... Clown
Kenneth Horsman ... Clown
David Kohn ... Clown
Elan Koszuk ... Clown
Shawn Lortie ... Clown
Richard Nasch ... Clown

Joey Perillo ... Clown
Steven Poretskin ... Clown
Bruce Roberts ... Clown (as Bruce Robertson Smith)
David Sharps ... Clown
William Shaw ... Clown
Ray Solimeno ... Clown

Mark Stolzenberg ... Clown
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
John Russell ... Clown
Lisa M. DeHaven ... Female Author (uncredited)
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Directed by
Bruce Beresford 
 
Writing credits
(WGA)
Charlie Peters (written by)

Produced by
Keith Barish .... producer
Martin Elfand .... executive producer
Daniel Franklin .... associate producer
 
Original Music by
Georges Delerue 
 
Cinematography by
Freddie Francis (director of photography)
 
Film Editing by
Anne Goursaud 
 
Casting by
Ken Carlson 
 
Production Design by
Henry Bumstead 
 
Art Direction by
Steven Walker 
 
Set Decoration by
James W. Payne 
 
Costume Design by
Ann Roth 
 
Makeup Department
Medusah .... hair department head
 
Production Management
Daniel Franklin .... unit production manager
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Richard Coad .... second assistant director
Ronnie Rondell Jr. .... second unit director
Tracy Rosenthal-Newsom .... second second assistant director (as Tracy Rosenthal)
Richard Luke Rothschild .... first assistant director
 
Art Department
Robert DePatis .... construction coordinator
Sara Gardner-Gail .... second leadperson
Mentor Huebner .... production illustrator
Susan Kessel .... props
Henry Larrecq .... assistant art director
Melody Levy .... scenic artist
Ted Lubonovich II .... propmaker
Robert Pawloski .... swing gang
Stuart Sperling .... swing gang
Philip Steuer .... property master
Michael Taylor .... lead man
Michael Taylor .... second set decorator
Lorraine Walker .... props
Keith Weaver .... scenic
Brook Yeaton .... set dresser
Robert Misetich .... head paint foreman (uncredited)
John Sigmon .... swing set dresser (uncredited)
 
Sound Department
Bruce Bisenz .... production sound mixer
Dody Dorn .... adr editor
Julia Evershade .... supervising sound editor
Kimberly Harris .... sound effects editor
Ellen Heuer .... foley artist
John Hoeren .... dialogue editor
Robert J. Litt .... sound re-recording mixer
James Matheny .... dialogue editor
Cybele O'Brien .... assistant sound editor
Greg Orloff .... foley mixer
Mark Pappas .... foley editor
John Roesch .... foley artist
Greg P. Russell .... sound re-recording mixer
David Sanucci .... boom operator
Pat Suraci .... boom operator
Elliot Tyson .... sound re-recording mixer
Paul C. Warschilka .... assistant sound editor
Thomas Whiting .... adr editor
 
Special Effects by
Guy Faria .... special effects coordinator
David Simmons .... special effects
 
Stunts
G.A. Aguilar .... stunts (as George Aguilar)
Lisa Brooks .... stunts
Steven Chambers .... stunts (as Steve Chambers)
Jeffrey J. Dashnaw .... stunts (as Jeff Nashnow)
Marcia Holley .... stunts (as Marcia Holly)
Norman Howell .... stunts
Chuck Jeffreys .... stunts
Sean Kelly .... stunts
Rick Le Fevour .... stunts
Stacy Logan .... stunts
Tom Lupo .... stunts
Eddie Matthews .... stunts (as Ed Mathews)
Larry Nicholas .... stunts
Jimmy Nickerson .... stunts
John Nordlum .... stunts
David Perna .... stunts (as David L.Perna)
Kristyn Randall .... stunts
Ronnie Rondell Jr. .... stunt coordinator
R.A. Rondell .... stunts
Cris Thomas-Palomino .... stunts (as Chris Palomino)
Bob Yerkes .... stunts
 
Camera and Electrical Department
John D. Burkley .... chief lighting technician
Don Cerrone .... key grip
Edward Cold .... camera operator
François Duhamel .... still photographer
Michael Fedack .... dolly grip
Rodney French .... grip
Richard Gioia .... second assistant camera
Drew Gold .... camera production assistant
Jonathan Herron .... first assistant camera
David Houlle .... best boy electric
Stan Kozma .... rigging gaffer
Bob Marshak .... still photographer
Charles Quinlivan .... best boy grip
Erich Roland .... Steadicam operator
Lee Shapira .... grip
Richard Speed .... rigging gaffer
Josh Spring .... electrician
Joel David Warren .... still photographer (as Joel Warren)
 
Casting Department
Laurie Rome .... casting assistant
John Strawbridge .... casting assistant
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
David Davenport .... costumer
Gary Jones .... assistant costume designer
Donna Maloney .... wardrobe supervisor
Jeanne Mascia .... costumer
David Mayreis .... wardrober
Kathy Oberlin .... costume constructor
 
Editorial Department
Craig Conwell .... first assistant editor
Maggie Ostroff .... assistant editor
Jimmy Sandoval .... first assistant editor
Lisa M. Varney .... assistant editor
 
Music Department
Frank Fitzpatrick .... supervising music editor
Tom Boyd .... musician: oboe solos (uncredited)
Frank Fitzpatrick .... music supervisor (uncredited)
 
Transportation Department
Charles E. Bauer .... driver
Michael Luckeroth .... driver
 
Other crew
Jim Barr .... production accountant
Wayne Fitzgerald .... title designer
Andrew M. Flinn .... production assistant
Granville Greene .... production assistant
Annette Haywood-Carter .... script supervisor
Elizabeth Holder .... production assistant
Kevin Kertscher .... set production assistant
Solomon J. LeFlore .... production financing
Karin Reznack .... assistant to producer
Katherine Shaw .... assistant to director
Robert Werden .... unit publicist
David Hakim .... publicity writer (uncredited)
Walter S. Hall .... location manager (uncredited)
Karl Otter .... stand-in: Hurd Hatfield (uncredited)
 

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Runtime:
94 min
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Color:
Color (Technicolor)
Aspect Ratio:
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Did You Know?

Trivia:
The nick-name of American mystery novelist Phillip Blackwood (Tom Selleck) was "Phil".See more »
Goofs:
Continuity: When the lieutenant came to visit Phil at his home, when he's at the front door it is pitch black outside, but as they move to the den downstairs, you can clearly see it's still daylight.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.See more »
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10 out of 10 people found the following review useful.
A simple, funny, and charming little film, 22 November 2003

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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