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Manhattan Murder Mystery (1993)

A middle-aged couple suspects foul play when their neighbor's wife suddenly drops dead.

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William Addy ...
Jack, the Super
John Doumanian ...
Neighbor
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Neighbor
Ira Wheeler ...
EMS Doctor
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Ted
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Melanie Norris ...
Helen Moss
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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

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  »

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Box Office

Budget:

$13,500,000 (estimated)

Gross USA:

$11,285,588
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(Mono)

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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Apparently, Woody Allen used elements that he discarded from Annie Hall (1977) for this movie. See more »

Goofs

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 »

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

Misty
(1954)
Written by Erroll Garner
Performed by Erroll Garner
Courty of PolyGram Special Markets
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A light but very fun comedy
14 February 2004 | by See all my reviews

Woody Allen and Diane Keaton reunite in this fine film, and both are in top form. Although it largely abandons the angst-filled themes of many of Allen's earlier films, it replaces it with a playfulness and sense of fun which elevates the film above your standard comedy or mystery. Alan Alda is notable for his fine performance, as well.


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