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Manhattan Murder Mystery (1993)

PG  |   |  Comedy, Mystery  |  18 August 1993 (USA)
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A middle-aged couple suspects foul play when their neighbor's wife suddenly drops dead.

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Lillian Beale House
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Marilyn
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Jack - the Super
John Doumanian ...
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Helen Moss
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Mrs. Gladys Dalton
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Nick Lipton
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Storyline

Larry and Carol are fairly normal New Yorkers who have sent their son off to college. They meet an elderly couple down the hall and later in the week find that the wife has suddenly died. Carol becomes suspicious of Paul who seems to be too cheerful and too ready to move on. She begins her investigation. Larry insists she is becoming too fixated on their neighbor as all of the irregularities seem to have simple non-homicidal explanations. Ted, a recently divorced friend helps her investigation and Larry begins to become jealous of their relationship and agrees to help her. Written by John Vogel <jlvogel@comcast.net>

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Comedy | Mystery

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Rated PG for mild language, and for elements of violence in a comic murder mystery | See all certifications »

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18 August 1993 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Un misterioso asesinato en Manhattan  »

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$13,500,000 (estimated)

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$11,285,588 (USA)
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1.85 : 1
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According to show-business trade paper 'Variety', "Aside from the 'Oedipus Wrecks' episode from New York Stories (1989), this represents Allen's first flat-out comedy in nearly a decade". See more »

Goofs

Early in the movie, Diane Keaton hears a noise late at night, goes to the front door of the apartment, looks through the peephole, and sees Mr. House getting into the elevator. Except that just a few minutes earlier, they established that the House apartment is directly across from the elevator, and that Woody and Diane live around the corner, and can't be seen from the House apartment. The door that is across from Woody and Diane's apartment - and the only door Diane Keaton could have possibly seen from her peephole - is the door to the stairway. She could never have seen Mr. House getting onto the elevator. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Larry Lipton: C'mon, you promised to sit through the hockey game without being bored,
Carol Lipton: [overlapping] I know, honey, I promised.
Larry Lipton: and I'll sit through the Wagner opera with you next week.
Carol Lipton: I know.
Larry Lipton: I already bought the earplugs.
Carol Lipton: Yeah, well, with your eyesight I'm surprised you can see the puck. Wow, yay, come on.
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Soundtracks

Der fliegende Holländer (The Flying Dutchman)
(1843)
Written by Richard Wagner
Performed by Chor der Staatsoper München (as Chor) and Orchester der Staatsoper München
Vocal performance by Hans Hotter
Conducted by Clemens Krauss
Courtesy of Landis S.R.L.
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Keaton & Allen reunited for fun flick!
27 April 2004 | by (New York) – See all my reviews

Manhattan Murder Mystery (1993) Dir: Woody Allen Supposedly Miss Keaton (never married by the way) only did this film as a favor to Mr. Allen who was enduring some rather unsavory press at the time concerning his breakup with actress Mia Farrow and his ensuing love affair with Miss Farrow's adopted teenage daughter. Because Allen needed a quick hit, he asked Keaton to help him out by starring in this murder mystery comedy. Luckily for Allen (and for that matter, Keaton) the movie was a hit.

Allen and Keaton star as husband and wife in a New York City apartment who suspect that their neighbor killed his wife! Angelica Houston and Alan Alda provide additional comic relief as friends helping the couple solve the mystery. Although the film takes its structure from Rear Window, Allen chose to end it with an homage to Orson Wells's classic mirror sequence in Lady From Shanghai. It's a very funny movie allowing Keaton and Allen to showcase their by now perfected New York City type characters.


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