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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 »

Director:

Bruce Beresford

Writer:

Charlie Peters
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Tom Selleck ... Phil Blackwood
Paulina Porizkova ... Nina Lonescu
William Daniels ... Sam
James Farentino ... Frank Polito
Hurd Hatfield ... Troppa
Ronald Guttman ... 'Lucy' Comanescu
Victor Argo ... Avram
Patrick Wayne ... Gary Blackwood
Tess Harper ... Sally Blackwood
Bill Smitrovich ... Farrell
Bobo Lewis Bobo Lewis ... Rose
Jane Welch Jane Welch ... Millie
Austin Hay Austin Hay ... Oliver
W. Benson Terry W. Benson Terry ... FX
Joan Copeland ... Audrey
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Storyline

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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Tom Selleck is [Her Alibi] See more »


Certificate:

PG | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English | Romanian | Spanish

Release Date:

3 February 1989 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Mi testigo preferido See more »

Filming Locations:

USA See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$5,037,047, 5 February 1989

Gross USA:

$18,699,037

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$18,699,037
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Company Credits

Production Co:

Warner Bros. See more »
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

The movie received a Worst Actress Razzie nomination for Paulina Porizkova at the 10th Golden Raspberry Awards but she lost out on the Razzie to Heather Locklear for The Return of Swamp Thing (1989). See more »

Goofs

As Phil picks up Beeswax the cat and moves through the kitchen, you can briefly see a hand-held boom-mic being quickly lowered to Phil's left as he goes past the oven. The mic is in the slot between the oven and the adjoining cabinet. See more »

Quotes

Phil Blackwood: [after Nina crashes out of the garage in Phil's SUV - without having bothered to open the garage door] I thought you said you "drove" in Romania!
Nina: This IS how we drive in Romania.
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Connections

Referenced in Starz Inside: Fashion in Film (2008) See more »

Soundtracks

FALLING IN LOVE
Written and Performed by Randy Newman
Courtesy of Warner Bros. Records, Inc.
By Arrangement with Warner Special Products
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Heavenly Angel
9 April 1999 | by Bob-92See all my reviews

Her Alibi is a very enjoyable movie with a little intrigue and the most beautiful girl in the world. I have been madly, passionately in love with Paulina Porizkova since seeing her in Vogue in about 1985. I envy Tom Selleck. Paulina can cut my hair any time. The thing I like is how natural she acts. She seems more relaxed than some of the other more experienced actresses. I have seen other models try screen acting with disastrous results. Tom Sellick plays his part well; that of a man so besotted with this heavenly creature that he finishes up doing silly things. That happens to many men in the same situation.

A good movie topped off with a divine woman.


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