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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Cast overview, first billed only:
Lillian Beale House
William Addy ...
Jack - the Super
John Doumanian ...
Ira Wheeler ...
EMS Doctor
Melanie Norris ...
Helen Moss
Marge Redmond ...
Mrs. Gladys Dalton
Nick Lipton


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 <>

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Comedy | Mystery

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Release Date:

18 August 1993 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Un misterioso asesinato en Manhattan  »

Box Office


$13,500,000 (estimated)


$11,285,588 (USA)

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1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?


When Larry and Carol go to the theater, the play they are seeing is "Guys and Dolls". The original Broadway production of "Guys and Dolls" in 1950 starred Robert Alda, whose son Alan Alda is in this film. See more »


At their neighbours house, Diane Keaton prepares coffee in the kitchen. She makes filter coffee and puts a can of water under the filter. You have to pour water in the machine to warm it up and then go through the filter. The can will be filled with coffee in the end. See more »


[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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Music by Ray Bauduc and Bob Haggart
Lyrics by Gil Rodin and Bob Crosby
Performed by Bob Crosby Orchestra (as Bob Crosby, His Orchestra) and the Bobcats
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Great reunion with Keaton and Allen.
30 July 2005 | by (Norway) – See all my reviews

Manhattan Murder Mystery is a terrific Woody Allen film whit a wonderful mix of murder, mystery and comedy. With an all star fantastic cast; Woody Allen, Diane Keaton, Alan Alda, Anjelica Huston and Jerry Adler.

The reunion of Keaton and Allen together was such a delight, the chemistry between Allen and Keaton, is truly top-notch, remind me of Annie Hall.(Diane Keatons role where actually intended for Mia Farrow, but as most of you know Woody Allen was going through his off-screen scandal at the time..). Like the most of Allens films this also have a witty dialog and excellent character development. And the murder mystery is very intelligent, fun and stylish mystery-comedy. Whit Manhattan Murder Mystery Allen also reunites with writer Marshall Brickman, they wrote Annie Hall and Manhattan together, Like those films, this one contains some very funny one-liners.

Manhattan Murder Mystery is one of Woody Allen's most wonderful movies. 9 out of 10.

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