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Getting Away with Murder (1996)

R  |   |  Comedy  |  12 April 1996 (USA)
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When the very moralistic college ethics instructor (Aykroyd) finds himself living next door to an accused German death camp commander (Lemmon), he takes it upon himself to rid the world of ... See full summary »

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Jack Lambert
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Inga Mueller
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Max Mueller / Karl Luger
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Dr. Gail Holland
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Marty Lambert
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Detective Stanley
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Liz Lambert
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When the very moralistic college ethics instructor (Aykroyd) finds himself living next door to an accused German death camp commander (Lemmon), he takes it upon himself to rid the world of this man. And even though he manages to kill him, he does it so cleanly that no one accuses him and it isn't until he guiltily marries the German's daughter (Tomlin) that he discovers the truth about the man... Written by BOB STEBBINS <stebinsbob@aol.com>

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One bad apple can spoil the whole line-up.

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Rated R for some sexual situations | See all certifications »
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12 April 1996 (USA)  »

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Crime com Castigo  »

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Last film of Harvey Miller. See more »

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Gail: And I walked over to her and I'm trying to relax her and calm her down and I said, "I like your hair!" and she has this Southern accent and she says, "My hair - makes me closer to Jesus." And I couldn't believe it! It looked like she had gone to an ice cream store to get her hair done! Three scoops!
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Interestingly ambiguous.
16 September 2001 | by See all my reviews

This is a rather mild and forgettable comedy, but I think it deserves a **1/2 rating, if only because it dares to deal with some ambiguous subjects (like vigilantism) without become overly moralizing. The viewer is allowed to think (or not think, if he does not wish to) for himself. It's not a funny movie, I'll grant you that, and Jack Lemmon is thoroughly wasted, but it's an interesting one nonetheless.


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