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Her Alibi (1989)

A writer of BAD detective novels is in full writers' block. He pretends to be the alibi of a beautiful woman who was arrested for murder at first thinking her innocent, but as she shows ... See full summary »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
... Phil Blackwood
... Nina Lonescu
... Sam
... Frank Polito
... Troppa
... 'Lucy' Comanescu
... Avram
... Gary Blackwood
... Sally Blackwood
... Farrell
Bobo Lewis ... Rose
Jane Welch ... Millie
Austin Hay ... Oliver
W. Benson Terry ... FX
... Audrey
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A writer of BAD detective novels is in full writers' block. He pretends to be the alibi of a beautiful woman who was arrested for murder at first thinking her innocent, but as she shows more and more interesting abilities (such as knife throwing) he begins to doubt his first assessment. He is still falling for her, but more and more nervous as time passes, and there are more close calls with death on his part. Written by John Vogel <jlvogel@comcast.net>

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3 February 1989 (USA)  »

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Mi testigo preferido  »

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$18,699,037
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The Eastern European nation that the character of Nina (Paulina Porizkova) came from was the south-eastern and central European country of Romania. In real life, Porizkova comes from the nearby central land-locked European nation of Czechoslovakia which is now known as the Czech Republic. See more »

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**SPOILERS**

Blackwood and Nina have sex in a house that was destroyed by an explosion earlier in the film. This mistake was so notable it was mentioned in Leonard Maltin's review of the film:

"For a full appreciation of just how much contempt "Her Alibi" has for the audience, reflect for a moment on the movie's last scene, in which Blackwood and Nina are back in the snug Connecticut farmhouse for a big love scene and a fade out. The people who made this movie apparently actually forgot that they blew the house up a half-hour earlier." See more »

Quotes

Phil Blackwood: [Regarding Nina] I love her... I'm terrified of her.
Sam: Sounds like the normal relationship.
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Referenced in Saturday Night Live: Bob Saget/TLC (1995) See more »

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TUTTI FRUTTI
Written by Little Richard (as Richard Penniman), Dorothy La Bostrie and Joe Lubin
Performed by Little Richard
Courtesy of Dominion Entertainment, Inc.
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A simple, funny, and charming little film
22 November 2003 | by See all my reviews

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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