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
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The name of the major detective character that mystery writer Phillip Blackwood (Tom Selleck) had created and was famous for writing mystery novels with was "Peter Swift". See more »
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 Roger Ebert's review of the film:
"But 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 »
[Narrating a passage of his upcoming book out loud - more than a little embellishing the truth]
Despite the dozens of ravishing creatures begging to be part of his life, Swift had lived alone since his wife... was incinerated several years before, when the microwave went berserk during a thunderstorm.
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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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